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Barnes TSX Performance Issues

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Unread 11-28-2005, 09:35 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX Performance Issues

a calculated 2330 fps on impact at that distance,

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Unfortunately, using their advertised BC's can throw you quite a ways off on what impact velocities you're actually getting at longer ranges. Your impact velocity was likely barely over 2200 unless you're at high altitude. Chronographs work beyond the muzzle, too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Anyway, I've never been a fan of the wound channels they leave at lower impact velocities. We'll have to see if the MRX's are significantly better. Unless you want max penetration at close range, I just think there are better choices out there.
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Unread 11-28-2005, 09:50 PM
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Chronographs work beyond the muzzle, too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Not when you blow off the chronograph screens with the occasional flinch. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-29-2005, 03:15 PM
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I shot my deer this year with a 210 TSX from my .338 RUM muzzel velocity was 3376 droppes it right in its tracks. Another deer was shot with a 130 TSX from .264 dropped right in its tracks that bullet hit the deer at about 2800 fps. I havn't hit anything slower than that yet but will keep an I out for this lack of expansion. I have found that the Swift Scirocco performs extremely well at all velocities and distances. I use it in my .300 and .338 RUM with great sucess. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-29-2005, 03:27 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX Performance Issues

I've had good luck with barnes out of .277, .284, and .458 They always have gone straight through. You might consider going with the 168 or 160 grain and get the speed up.

Right angle bullets deify logical bullet path - But anything is possible. Logic would tell me that a heavy slow bullet would drive straighter than a faster light one.
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