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Unread 05-22-2007, 08:51 PM
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are these good for deer size game one rifle is a 243 the other 308 win.
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    Unread 05-22-2007, 10:23 PM
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    are these good for deer size game one rifle is a 243 the other 308 win.

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    They are in fact my favorite bullet.

    Been there, done that...one shot, one kill.

    Almost boring performance.
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    Dead Beat,
    One word "AWESOME". I have only used the 100gn .257 version in a .25-06 Sendero. At 200yds the bullet entered near the "poop-shoot" and lodged under the skin at the front of the chest. It was a beautiful mushroom (picture perfect) that weighed exactly 99.806 gns after I cleaned it up. In this gun it's as accurate as any I've shot, bar none.
    Just worked up a load yesterday using the 140gn TSX for my 700PSS in 7Mag. Used 68.5 gn RL22/9.5M/Norma brass and got 3235 fps (average 3-shot) and .4525". This will terminate anything it comes in contact, quickly! JohnnyK.
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    Dead Beat,
    One word "AWESOME". I have only used the 100gn .257 version in a .25-06 Sendero. At 200yds the bullet entered near the "poop-shoot" and lodged under the skin at the front of the chest. It was a beautiful mushroom (picture perfect) that weighed exactly 99.806 gns after I cleaned it up. In this gun it's as accurate as any I've shot, bar none.
    Just worked up a load yesterday using the 140gn TSX for my 700PSS in 7Mag. Used 68.5 gn RL22/9.5M/Norma brass and got 3235 fps (average 3-shot) and .4525". This will terminate anything it comes in contact, quickly! JohnnyK.

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    Similar experience with 6mm Rem, 257 Wby, 300 Wby, 340 Wby and 375 H&H
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    I use them in my 7MM08, my preference is the 120gn size. They are hard bullets and go through most deer that I have shot.

    Here is an article I wrote for another forum that has a pic of a TSX mushroom, the only one I have recovered so far (and I had to dig 14 inches or so into a grassy bank to get it) Note when I washed it up and weighed it- it had retained 100% of its weight.

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    This Red/ Wapiti hybrid took two in the chest at 30 yards when we roared it in, neither of the TSX bullets exited which illustrates how solid the animals are.
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    Seeing how they worked on our bigger deer I would have to say they would be impressive on your larger bodied game in the US

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    Re: barnes TSX


    Here is a 300 Yard group with the 180 TSX out of my 300 Winn with 81 grains of H-1000



    Here is a picture of an Antelope taken at 777 yards with the same load. One shot DRT


    You can see the Exit hole on the Doe taken at 777 yards
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    Unread 05-23-2007, 08:21 PM
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    Re: barnes TSX

    thanks for all the great information

    Jim
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