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Old 07-13-2010, 11:56 PM
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Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I have a rifle that just does not want to shoot. Were talking like 2 inch groups. I have tried several different bullets bullet weights and powders. I know that a lot of people have great success with them especially weatherby guys. I'm guessing g because of the type of ogive they have. Anyway I'm wondering of my factory Remington will like some Barnes bullets. Has anyone had a rifle that didn't seem to like anything other than Barnes or that type of Ogive??
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:51 AM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

Tangent Ogive, needs at least a .050 jump to the lands, may work for you. I have not had great luck with them though. Devent but not good. generally worse than what I could get with other bullets. Have killed a few deer with them, and they do the job well enough, but not worth the cost in my opinion for accuracy unless you are working up and elk load. Not necessary for deer,
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:03 AM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I have had good luck with the 225 gr ttsx in my Defensive Edge built 338 rum using CCI 250 mag primers and H-1000 powder - bullet seated .05 off the lands.

I also have a 300 win mag Rem Sendero. Again CCI 250 mag primers, H-1000 and the 180gr ttsx bullet seated .03 off the lands.

Both shoot between .25 and .30 at 100 yards. Have not had a chance to shoot further.

My son has shot them for years out of his Browning A-bolt 30-06. The gun shoots 1moa with them - they shoot better than the Remington core-lok factory ammo. He shoots Federal 180gr ttsx factory ammo - not reloads. He loves the way the perform on deer.

I suggest picking up a box and giving them a try. My 338rum loads are loaded 2 grains under max load published in the Barnes book. My 300 Sendero is at max. I was able to go a few grains over max load before seeing pressure signs - however accuracy dropped off rather quickly.
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

IMO, it's hard to find a bullet with better terminal performance than the TSX and it's cousins. I am a big fan.

Having said that, I have not been able to get them to shoot as accurately in my rifles as some other bullets, such as the Accubond, Berger, A-Max & SMK. Since all of the bullets mentioned come with a substantially higher BC than the TSX, most longrange hunters/shooters tend to shy away from them. Plus the cost kinda gets up there in a hurry.

I have one dedicated lightweight carry rifle. It carries a Leupold CDS scope with a max anticipated range of 600 yds. or so. I shoot the Barnes TTSX in that rifle. It does a great job for me, but it is not a LR rig.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:06 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I like the Barnes TSX performance, but I ended up switching to the Nosler E-tip due to price and better B.C. Both bullets love to jump to the lands.

My favorite bullet for putting bears on the ground is 270 gr TSX in a .375, but the B.C. sucks. The 260 Accubond is a much better choice for longer range in this caliber.
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I'm confused on what your asking. You shot a bunch of different stuff and none worked well for you, so you're thinking about trying barnes to improve accuracy? If so, don't bother. Try some nosler ballistic tips or accubonds.

Like I said, I'm confused, not sure if I'm understanding your question.
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I'm with loaders loft. If you want accuracy, try an accubond or a berger. I had a 25-06 that would not shoot 3 inch groups with the TSX but it would put 5 accubonds in under .4 inches, bergers in .6. Nothing else would shoot under 1.5 inches at 100 yards. I have tried every other bullet I know of with that gun, and it just didn't like anything else.
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