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Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I'm not a Barnes fan . I did get them to shoot ok . I used them hunting , but I never seen the type of damage that a lead core bullet does . with the TSX bullet I threw very little meat away , and I could eat right to the hole . there was no bloodshot meat . I recovered one from a whitetail . I'm not impressed with what it looks like . with the petals broke off it's about like using a solid , and that's what the wounds look like .. the wound in this whitetail is about the same as I had in an elk and a moose . I'm guessing the bullets all acted the same way . I recovered all the animals so , did the bullets fail ? I'll let you decide . here is a pic of that bullet . Jim







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Old 07-14-2010, 06:16 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

Accubond and ballistic tips were the first 2 bullets I tried with several different powders.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:06 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I consider these nosler bullets as the benchmark for accuracy against which other bullets are judged. There are plenty of other bullets that are also accurate, I've just found it very easy to get accuracy with a ballistic tip, over several different calibers, so that's become my "go-by".

You may have some other problem with the rifle or setup. First try swapping out the scope with a scope of known accuracy, using properly torqued rings/base. That's been my most common problem when accuracy problems occur.

Maybe try waiting several minutes between shots, or bed/free float the rifle, trigger job, etc...

For example, the last "new" remington I got, came with about 7-8lb trigger pull, which made it really tough to get good accuracy. adjusting the trigger down to 3-4Lbs helped alot.

if your gun wont shoot noslers, don't expect a TSX to make things any better....
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:10 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

I've never loaded a Barnes in anything and had it be my accuracy load, period!! They work mostly OK on game but accuracy and BC just is not there strong point! But, if your gun likes them, rock it! I'll take accuracy any day of the week.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: Anyy experience with barnes tsx??

they work good in my mosin 91/30,but i prefer sierra prohunter.i get gooder accuracy and just better performance.my 22-250 shoots the 62gr very well
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