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Old 07-08-2011, 07:11 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

I'm a huge fan of the Barnes TTSX bullets. Just returned from a very succesful hunt in Namibia shooting the 180g TTSX bullets in both my 300WSM and 300 Win Mag. 9 shots 9 clean kills on plains game including Zebra, Kudu and Gemsbok. All heavily muscled and big boned animals. 8 of the 9 shots were thru and thru. Not at all long range shooting but the bullets were outstanding. Accuracy in both rifles is 1/2 to 3/4", again outstanding for a hunting bullet. I would trust the Barnes TTSX on any game found in North America including Moose and Grizzlies. (I would probably go heavier but would not change the brand)
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

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I'm a huge fan of the Barnes TTSX bullets. Just returned from a very succesful hunt in Namibia shooting the 180g TTSX bullets in both my 300WSM and 300 Win Mag. 9 shots 9 clean kills on plains game including Zebra, Kudu and Gemsbok. All heavily muscled and big boned animals. 8 of the 9 shots were thru and thru. Not at all long range shooting but the bullets were outstanding. Accuracy in both rifles is 1/2 to 3/4", again outstanding for a hunting bullet. I would trust the Barnes TTSX on any game found in North America including Moose and Grizzlies. (I would probably go heavier but would not change the brand)
Your report on terminal performance is great. I've yet to test the terminal performance of the Barnes LRX (formerly TTSX) 200g .308 bullets I've been shooting, but they've outperformed everything I've tried so far, from an accuracy perspective. My 300 RUM loves the 200g LRX and holds .21 mrad accuracy out to distance. Really impressed with this bullet so far and can't wait to take some game with it this fall.

I know the Accubond's are well known for their performance, but I haven't been able to get them to shoot well out of my rifle.

--Ben

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX Accuracy

I primarily hunt with a Lazzeroni Patriot (7.62). For years I have loaded 68gr of RL19 with a Barnes 180 gr TSX bullet. I tried 70gr of the RL19 with the 175gr Barnes LRX and I am shooting astonishing groups of <.5" groups at 200 yards - one after the other. I will never even try another round for this gun. I have a photo of 4 rounds inside of a 2" circle that were fired from 204 yards (there was a shade tree just and I wanted the shade so added 4 yards). Of course this is using a lead sled. This new bullet is extremely impressive and I'm looking forward to elk hunting with it later this year.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:22 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

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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.




To me I can't really see the value of this expansion. Unless this is the end result of expansion, thus it had done it's job before looking like this. These bullets were recovered from a black bear.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

I have never been let down by the Barnes TTSX. I shoot a Rem 700BDL 300RUM and im pushing 180 TTSX at 3290fps and they are deadly. I have killed everything I have shot with these. 99% of them drop where they are standing and never take a step. I have killed big Mule deer and Whitetail in Nebraska from 100 yds out past 300 And 400 yds. I don't have the equipment to reload, so I have Cor-Bon ammo in Sturgis, SD load mine. They have done a great job. I am about to have them load 100 more rounds for me for this upcoming season. It will take a lot of convincing for me to ever shoot another bullet.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:59 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

For hunting the TSX, TTSX are excellent bullets. I've used both 180gr and 168gr bullets in my 300WM. I like the extra velocity and ft lbs of energy the 168s provide. The extra velocity means less wind, elevation adjustments. Most places I hunt the weather and terrain conditions are extreme. I've shot game out to 700+ yds and so far they drop in their tracks. In steep country you want the game to drop rather than go several hundred yards before expiring. I have packed out animals in country that most people would refuse to go into let alone hunt something that you have to carry out.

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Old 05-28-2013, 12:13 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Nosler Accubonds

Okay, so the general consensus is that TSX and TTSX do a pretty good job. Now for us who live in Calif., Barnes should be giving out 50% off rebate coupons since they apparently had a hand in forcing us to use lead-free projectiles! One can always dream.

One of the reasons I handload is for cost reduction. It would be exceedingly frustrating if I didn't reload and had to pay $1.75 / round for factory loads with Barnes, especially if they did not immediately yield excellent groups in my guns. Even with reloading, I shoot about 4:1 standard bullets:Barnes. $.37 vs $.80 / round. I simply could not afford Barnes exclusively for the volume I shoot.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem like Barnes has been affected by the ammo hoarding that's currently going on. At over 2x the cost, its easy to see why.
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