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Old 03-17-2012, 12:55 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

A couple of my friends used to use them and complained of them penciling through when they shot elk behind the shoulder. I have never had that problem but I always shoot them in the shoulder. Great bullet when you need penetration. If you wanna go for behind the shoulder something more frangible would work better. Just my .02
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:42 AM
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i guess some guys here are just looking to punch paper and for that they may do great too. As a matter of fact i was really disapointed as all 3 of those guns did the best they ever did for accuracy with tsx bullets. It amazed me as ive had poor luck with the older style barnes. I shoot alot of deer every year. upwards of 50 and sometimes even more. We do crop damage shooting for a big potatoe farm and get unlimited doe tags. I get a good chance to see what works and what doesnt. For the most part what works is bullets like sierra prohunters and nos bts. they put down deer right now even at long range.

Some will complain about meat damage but what ive found is if you put the bullet behind the shoulder none of them tear up to much meat as i dont eat ribs anyway. Put a bullet on the shoulder and it doesnt matter much what bullet your using or even what caliber your shooting and your going to ruin that shoulder. Im not a big fan of premium bullets. Ill use speer grand slams or partitions sometimes if i can get them to shoot well but what i find with them is they penetrate deaper and because of it damage more meat. Some of the most shot up deer ive seen have been with partitions. Keep in mind all of this is refering to deer. Step up to bigger game and things change. Where i wouldnt be unsure of the results of a 140 bt out of a 7stw making it into the vitals of a whitetail at 25 yards id be a bit leary of getting enough penetration on a moose at those ranges. But id bet a dime to a dollar that if i just stepped up to a 160 sierra or bt it would get the job done.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:06 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

Barnes says their ttsx bullets will fully expand on a grape. I've killed Antelope and Deer with a 25-05 and Barnes X bullets. They have all fell down like you hit them in the head with a hammer.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:29 AM
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Ed all i can say is Im telling it the way it happened. Im sure if you called nosler or sierra theyd sing the praises of there bullets too. Im not really badmouthing them. Like i said if i was going to hunt elk with a 243 id probably load some again but not for deer. From what ive seen if you shoot enough game with them your going to have a bad experience. You can use what you will but ive lost confindense in them and wont again. Funny thing is i shot a couple with etip noslers which are another monolithic bullet and out of my 7 mag they slammed deer. Bottom line though is a couple experiences isnt near enough to make judgements on either bullet. I just have put a few to many miles on tracking deer last year shot with them to risk another. By the way my hunting partner shot 3 last year with 100 grain tsx bullets out of his 2506 too. One was lost and two took some tracking. he agreed with me totaly. As a matter of fact theres 8 boxes of tsx bullets sitting by the door right now. Ive got a buddy who loves them and he wants them. hes used them in africa and sings there praises. I respect him totaly so like i said im not the last answer in this. Bottom line though is he can play with them as i dont want to play anymore.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

The tsx has some eXpansion problems but the ttsx if you took the tip off you would see that it has a much larger meplat without the tip so it expands faster and with less force. So the ttsx has a higher b.c and expands much faster
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

the tipped ones were the ones i had problems with.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion

so does anybody actually have pics?
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