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Old 08-01-2009, 02:34 PM
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Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

7-08 w/120ttsx for mule/whitetail deer? What max distance do you think a killing range would be with this cartridge?

Your opinions on the ttsx 120grains for Deer?
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:19 AM
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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

I have shot plenty of deer with the 120gn TSX, just changed to the 120 TTSX and planted a big bodied red stag at 312yds, very effective.

I do find you need to hit bone ie shoot through shoulder blade rather than behind shoulder for best effect

Varget (I use AR2208 which is identical) is best around the 45-46gn mark but work up. 50 thou jump in mine was the sweet spot
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

I have used the 140 gr. TTSX in my 7mm-08 and they worked flawlessly on whitetails. For the longer shots I would use the 140's instead of the 120's and for the 7mm-08 I would keep shots under 500 yards. Make sure you practice first though!

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Old 08-03-2009, 10:14 AM
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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

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7-08 w/120ttsx for mule/whitetail deer? What max distance do you think a killing range would be with this cartridge?

Your opinions on the ttsx 120grains for Deer?
The distance at which the bullet still has enough velocity to open and expand. Beyond that, you could kill a deer with a well placed shot on a deer with a non expanding bullet, but you greatly increase your chances of loosing it, because it will likely take a lot longer to die, and provide a lot less blood trail.

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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

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7-08 w/120ttsx for mule/whitetail deer? What max distance do you think a killing range would be with this cartridge?

Your opinions on the ttsx 120grains for Deer?
I shoot the 120 TTSXs in my 280 at a little over 3200 fps and they perform great on whitetails with complete pass throughs and jelly everything in between. You should be able to get around 3000 fps with your 7mm-08 and that should be good to just around 500 yds according to my charts.....they drop to 1800 fps at that range and that is the magic mark where they don't open up and perform as they're designed to do. I have shot mine out to that range with excellent performance! I use Barnes Bullets in all of my rifles and don't find any reason to change. If I was shooting at extended ranges where these bullets dropped below 1800 fps, then I'd select another bullet. I'm good with my 300 Wby at 3200 fps with 180 gr TSXs to almost 750 yds. before I fall below 1800 fps. So far, I haven't had the need to shoot farther....Good Luck, Good Hunting & Merry Christmas!
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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

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7-08 w/120ttsx for mule/whitetail deer? What max distance do you think a killing range would be with this cartridge?

Your opinions on the ttsx 120grains for Deer?
I use the 120gr nosler ballistic tip because the ttsx does not expand as well at longer distance
(400 to 600yards).

I have made shots over 600 yards and the performance was very good with the NBT at those
velocities (MV = 3120 ft/sec) and the most accurate load in my 7/08s have been 49.5 grs
of H414 for 3010 ft/sec below 50o and 3151 ft/sec at 90 to 100o+.

The ttsx requires more velocity than the 7/08 can produce at longer distance.

Just my experiences.

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Re: Barnes ttsx 120grain for deer?

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I use the 120gr nosler ballistic tip because the ttsx does not expand as well at longer distance
(400 to 600yards).

I have made shots over 600 yards and the performance was very good with the NBT at those
velocities (MV = 3120 ft/sec) and the most accurate load in my 7/08s have been 49.5 grs
of H414 for 3010 ft/sec below 50o and 3151 ft/sec at 90 to 100o+.

The ttsx requires more velocity than the 7/08 can produce at longer distance.

Just my experiences.

J E CUSTOM
perfect thanks good info I have been looking for the bullet that will get me the max distance for my 7-08
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