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Old 09-10-2006, 07:52 AM
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loading tuips for TSX bullets

I ahve just loade some 140gr Barnes TSX in my 7mm wsm starting 30 thou off the lands and gone back to 50 the accuracy is poor considering these bullets are suspose to be really accurate,Iam trying again 60 thou back and then 70 according to Barnes the bullets should shoot between 30 and 70 thou off the lands,Iam using 70 gr of Vit 165
anyone else had experience with thes bullets
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:03 PM
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

What range are you shooting?? I loaded them in a .300RUM and at short range they did not impress me but when stretching to 300 and beyond the groups were the same as at 100yds...typically 1.5". Then at 500yds they opened up to about 2.5".

Just loaded some for a 338-378 and hope to test shoot this week.
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:24 PM
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

Two things to consider:

All Barnes copper bullets need a squeeky clean barrel to start with. There shouldn't be a trace of fouling from other bullets in the bore.

I noticed that, often, the Barnes bullets do not shoot at their best when using the slowest powders listed in the books. Try using a faster (or just different) powder.
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:46 PM
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

Id keep them next to your door and throw them at cats or something. +1 to what Varmint Hunter said about having a squeaky clean barrel. I tried Barnes XLC in 4 different rifles and all I did was spend a lot of money on bullets to be tested. They shot like shotgun patterns at 100 yards. I wont ever use another Barnes X whatever. And I know how to load accurate ammo and shoot decent as well. I followed all the written guidelines in all 4 rifles with the same results. Crappy!!
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

remingtonman_25_06,
Barnes XLC and <font color="blue">Barnes TSX </font> are different bullets. I know you know that! When I tried the Barnes TSX in my 300 RUM Remington LSS, this was my first group with 180 gr. 3 shots group at 100 yards.



I was being able to keep the group most of the time within 0.6 of an inch. You should try them! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:29 AM
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

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remingtonman_25_06,
Barnes XLC and <font color="blue">Barnes TSX </font> are different bullets. I know you know that! When I tried the Barnes TSX in my 300 RUM Remington LSS, this was my first group with 180 gr. 3 shots group at 100 yards.



I was being able to keep the group most of the time within 0.6 of an inch. You should try them! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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very nice group did you load them according to there suggested 30 to 70 thou off the lands
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:45 AM
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Re: loading tuips for TSX bullets

Saturday morning I loaded six rounds for my .300 win mag. After my fouler I shot a three round group which will measure in the .3's.(100yds) My load consisted of 77 grains of RL22 with the TSX seated .50 off the lands. My only problem was pressure signs two grains below max. I didn't shoot the remaining rounds due to sticky bolt lift.

Last year, I shot a WT at 300 yards with the TSX in my 7STW. There was no exit and I failed to recover the round, but I was impressed with its performance.
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