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Unread 07-26-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: barnes tsx

Originally Posted by aauya View Post
small hole in liver, top of one lung and rib cage, wasn't much damage
Better shot placement is the key. I don't know what you mean by "lwasn't much damage". because every animal that I have opened up had massive internal damage with a smallish eixt in the hide

This is the liver from a 6X7 Elk that I shot with a 180 TSX from my 300 Winn and 1/3 of the liver is destroyed

range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: barnes tsx

Originally Posted by Camshaft View Post
I would try and switch to the TTSX, the ballistic tip should help initiate expansion when hitting soft flesh, or when using the TSX try and hit bone! But i do find it odd that those bullets penciled right through. And i would not go down in weight, especially when using a round like the 300weatherby that has some serious horsepower. I would bump to the 180TTSX/LRX.

^^^^ +1, if you're disappointed with the TSX try the TTSX, they initiate expansion faster. The 168 will probably handle everything your WBY can throw at it, but the 180 TTSX/LRX are by no means a bad choice.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: barnes tsx

Welcome to the wonderful world of the TSX, sucks you can't use a lead bullet!!! I have liked the TTSX a little better but will never shoot a TSX at anything again, the Cutting edge bullets are looking very interesting to me!!!
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Unread 07-26-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: barnes tsx

Shoot the 180 TTSX ,had the same thing happen to me on a deer with a 243WSSM.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: barnes tsx

I live in the non lead zone in CA too, i also shoot a .300wby vanguard Submoa 24in barrel. I shoot the 168gr TTSX exclusively in it. My load is 168gr ttsx with 84.0gr imr7828 and fed215GM 3.650" coal. This load is not super fast but works well for me and is truley SUBMOA out of my rifle and i have hit targets out to 825yrds with it. Once i switched to the TTSX i never had any problems with bullet expansion or the bullet just penciling through any animal deer or hogs. I would just switch to the TTSX or try the 180gr ttsx. hope this helps PS shot placement is key like everyone else said too but the TTSX just helps start expansion in softer tissues.
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