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Old 03-16-2012, 05:11 PM
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Barnes Bullet eXpansion

Post some pics of expanded barnes bullets please state the caliber, weight, cartridge fired from, impact velocity, and range
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

shot 6 deer last year with tsx bullets. one with the 300 wby 3 with the 2506 and 3 with the 257 wby. didnt recover a bullet. As a matter of fact didnt recover two of the deer. Only two deer ive not recovered in many years. The 4 i recovered showed very little damage not much of a wound channel other then the one i shot with the 300. It hit the shoulder bone and tracked down the leg and blew out the bottom of the leg. bone fragments destroyed the lungs. I contacted barnes about this and all they would say is basicaly @@@ happens. Sorry fans but i wouldnt use another one on deer. they may work well for taking game larger then a guy should with a given caliber like say shooting a moose with a 25-06 but for deer there just to stout. On the other hand i also took 3 deer with noslers etip solid 140 out of one of my 7 mags and that bullet decked all three deer on the spot gave excellent wound channels and did exit out the other side. Seemed to work much better then the barnes.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

Interesting occurrence. I've used them on elk and work GREAT AT 400 yards in my 300. Interested to see them at 800-1000
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

my shots werent near that long. the shortest was with the 300 wby at about 200 yards and the longest was one shot with the 257 at 420.
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Interesting occurrence. I've used them on elk and work GREAT AT 400 yards in my 300. Interested to see them at 800-1000
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 PM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

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shot 6 deer last year with tsx bullets. one with the 300 wby 3 with the 2506 and 3 with the 257 wby. didnt recover a bullet. As a matter of fact didnt recover two of the deer. Only two deer ive not recovered in many years. The 4 i recovered showed very little damage not much of a wound channel other then the one i shot with the 300. It hit the shoulder bone and tracked down the leg and blew out the bottom of the leg. bone fragments destroyed the lungs. I contacted barnes about this and all they would say is basicaly @@@ happens. Sorry fans but i wouldnt use another one on deer. they may work well for taking game larger then a guy should with a given caliber like say shooting a moose with a 25-06 but for deer there just to stout. On the other hand i also took 3 deer with noslers etip solid 140 out of one of my 7 mags and that bullet decked all three deer on the spot gave excellent wound channels and did exit out the other side. Seemed to work much better then the barnes.
+1 have had poor experience with 140 TSX out of a 270 win on deer. Now I use partitions. No more problems
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:14 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

I shot a bull elk at about 100 yards with a 168 ttsx out of a 300wsm. I don't have any pictures but I can tell you that the bullet looked exactly like the advertisements, a perfect mushroom. Great elk bullets.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

My best friend loves the tsx and talked me into getting some. I bought some for my 7stw- 150gr., they shoot very well but when it comes to performance on deer, I'm not too sure. I shot a small, crippled buck last year at 200 yards late in the afternoon, the deer was in some sage and went down (I thought). Got down to were he was and the deer was not there. My two hunting buds looked for sign for a good 30 minutes and decided to come back the next morning when the lighting was better. We went back and looked for another 45 minutes and could not find any sign, so I chalked it up as a miss which I couldn't believe. I shot the rifle before hunting that afternoon and it was dead on. The following week after deer season went out, we were hunting rabbits in the same area and we found the deer about 175 yards from were I shot the deer. I knew it was the deer because of the deformed horns it had. So I don't know what happened on that one, we couldn't find any sign of blood or even any sign of hitting the deer at all the day I shot the deer.
Long story short, I went back to what works, Nosler accubonds and hadn't lost a deer since, have killed around 10 since with no tracking job needed.
My best friend still loves them and still hunts with them with kills to back them up, maybe it was just a story of bad shot placement on my part. I will stick with the AB's for now.
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