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Unread 07-07-2012, 10:34 AM
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243 and 80g barnes ttsx

Does any body have pet loads for this bullet? Wanted to try them for deer in Utah this year.
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    Unread 07-07-2012, 04:03 PM
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    I load this bullet for two of my grandsons and they have taken two deer with the load. The load is Lapua cases, 44 grains of RL-17 powder, Fed 210 primers.

    Last Nov one of my grandsons shot a deer at about 50 yards with a high shoulder shot and the deer did not move from the spot that it was hit. The bullet exited the deer leaving a great deal of damage.
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    I use 45.5 grains of H4350, Rem cases, CCI #200 primers, and 80 grain ttsx. Average velocity in my 24" rem 700 is around 3400. I shot a whitetail doe a couple of years ago at 432 yards, the shot was a double lung through the ribs no large bones hit and the wound looked much like what I've seen from a 30-06 at 100 yards.
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    I also shoot H4350 behind the 80gr TTSX. I have not used it long range so I am not worried about the velocity as much. At 45 grains I was getting 3268 velocity.

    Last year I was using 44.0 gr with 0.5" groups. This year I dropped to 43.5 gr and the group with a flier was 0.5". I am loading them 0.05 off the lands after playing with them over the last year. I have not been checking velocity over these lighter loads. Now that I found a happier OAL I may work back up at some point.

    Bullet performance has been awesome. Even double lungs open very rapidly and vaporize the lungs. One day I am going to shoot a hog from end to end just so I can try to recover one of these little pills.
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    I've recovered a 30 cal. 150 grain ttsx from a whitetail that was shot end to end, it entered through the brisket and stopped on the right femur. The bullet looked just like Barnes' advertisments and performed perfectly. I would think the 80 grain 243 performs flawlessly as well although I have never recovered one yet.
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    shot 3 whitetails with this bullet. all 3 dropped like a rock. shooting 45 grains R-19 in a ruger american. getting 3200 fps and 1 inch at 200 yards.
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    Unread 12-15-2013, 09:43 AM
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    Re: 243 and 80g barnes ttsx

    Lapua Brass
    CCI 200
    45.5 grains of H4350
    80 gr ttsx
    .070" jump

    This load gives me 3415 fps avg in a 26" barrel

    I worked up to 46 grains and got 3450-3475, but backed off a half grain as accuracy was better and I figured 3400 was plenty.

    It has worked very well for me on hogs.
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