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Old 02-21-2011, 05:41 PM
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Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

i bought full equipment for reloading and now all i need is to settle on a bullet. i own a browning a-bolt 300. wsm and will be firing 180 grain bullet. Normally this gun will be taken on trips for Moose, black bear, whitetail, and caribou. Shots will be close and long range with most of my shots being between 75-350 yards. I have had closer shots, 55 yards and longer shooting opportunities 550 yards. Which bullet will perform better? which one do you suggest.

This year i am doing a combination elk and whitetail hunt down in Montana. I talked to the guy whos property we will be hunting and he mentioned that most shots will be longer. I have practiced out to 300 and 400 yards and have had fantastic results with both ranges. 2.5 " group at 300 yards was my best and 4" was my worst.

For Moose, elk, caribou, black bear and deer would you use a 180 grain nosler accubond or 180 grain barnes ttsx. I like the BC of the Accubond better
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

Let the gun tell ya what it likes, either one is good. Buy a box of each, you may find your rifle digs one and pukes on another. Terminally in those ranges both are great, ballistics isn't really going to favor one over the other till you get a bit farther anyway.
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

I was using 180gr Accubonds out of my 300WSM on a Mt. Goat hunt. I was not impressed with the results. Accuracy was fine but the goat went further than it should have. Shots were from 100yds up to 400yds. I have also seen a moose shot with a 300wsm and 180gr Accubond. Once again I was not impressed.

Please try the Barnes and report back. I have been looking for a better bullet for the critters up here using the .30 cal.
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

I shoot a 7.82 Lazzeroni Patiot (essentially the same as the WSM), I have put quite a few Barnes bullets through this rifle from the 150 TSX which my rifle loves to the 180 MRX & now I have the 168 TTSX. If you heed one piece of advice forget the 180 TTSX, unless you are going to Africa after Eland & Wildebeest I believe you have a little more bullet than you need. That has been my experience with the 180 TSX in a WSM, now I DO believe the TTSX will be much better but it's really long & may compromise powder capacity. Grab a box of 168 TTSX & give them a fair try, I really doubt you will be disappointed.
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I was using 180gr Accubonds out of my 300WSM on a Mt. Goat hunt. I was not impressed with the results. Accuracy was fine but the goat went further than it should have. Shots were from 100yds up to 400yds. I have also seen a moose shot with a 300wsm and 180gr Accubond. Once again I was not impressed.

Please try the Barnes and report back. I have been looking for a better bullet for the critters up here using the .30 cal.

I realize this was from February, sorry for the late question. Do you remember what speed you were pushing these at?
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i bought full equipment for reloading and now all i need is to settle on a bullet. i own a browning a-bolt 300. wsm and will be firing 180 grain bullet. Normally this gun will be taken on trips for Moose, black bear, whitetail, and caribou. Shots will be close and long range with most of my shots being between 75-350 yards. I have had closer shots, 55 yards and longer shooting opportunities 550 yards. Which bullet will perform better? which one do you suggest.

This year i am doing a combination elk and whitetail hunt down in Montana. I talked to the guy whos property we will be hunting and he mentioned that most shots will be longer. I have practiced out to 300 and 400 yards and have had fantastic results with both ranges. 2.5 " group at 300 yards was my best and 4" was my worst.

For Moose, elk, caribou, black bear and deer would you use a 180 grain nosler accubond or 180 grain barnes ttsx. I like the BC of the Accubond better
you didnt need to start another thread you could have continued your questions in the one you already opened about the Accubonds and VLDs
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

OP said "I like the BC of the Accubond better" If that's an issue, consider the 175LRX or long range version of TTSX. It has a BC of .508, the same as the Accubond.
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