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View Poll Results: Which is the better hunting bullet?
Barnes TSX/TTSX 417 61.05%
Nosler Partition 266 38.95%
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Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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I have tested the 280 grain LRX into wet newspaper and they expanded down to 1500 fps, i tried 1400' but the bullet exited the media and wasnt retrieved.
Interesting results. I wonder if your medium was the same (within reason - i'm don't want to be Cartesian...) as what Damascus used.

Further, as your sign-on name suggests, you are a Barnes user. Did you or have you seen similar tests with the Nosler Partition as you conducted with your Barnes? Perhaps your Dad has and shared his results with you?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:19 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I used newspapers and phone books that were about 30% saturated. I havent done any test with other bullets yet, except a 162 grain A-Max into milk jug at about 1100 fps, no expansion, just blew the tip off. I am going to do some more testing of 280 grain LRX and start some testing on the 252 grain CE supplied from bigngreen, i will hopefully get around to also do testing on the 300 grain berger hybrid and 300 grain smk. All i will be finding the minimum expansion velocity. I am using a 338 Lapua and using trail boss for reduced loads around 1450-1700 fps depending on charge, and shooting the media at 50 yards. I have no plans to test the partition nor have i seen much testing on it. If you do some searching im sure you would find something.

I actually got my dad into rifle hunting, he, my grandpa, and my uncle did a LOT of pheasant hunting but only deer hunted locally probably every 3 years for does. When i was 4 or 5 i went pheasant hunting with him and was instantly hooked, i told him how interested i was and he applied for a buck tag and i was along when he shot his first buck, he got hooked then too!!

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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I don't know why I get sucked into these threads .

this was my third and final harvest with a barnes bullet . I recovered this from a whitetail . shot distance less than 100 yds . . 7mm 160 gr TSX muzzle velocity 3100 .

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120190.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120192.jpg

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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I don't know why I get sucked into these threads .

this was my third and final harvest with a barnes bullet . I recovered this from a whitetail . shot distance less than 100 yds . . 7mm 160 gr TSX muzzle velocity 3100 .

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120190.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120192.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m.../P41702002.jpg
Not sure why you are not satisfied? The petals blew off, big deal, if anything it creates more wound channels. Did the bullet expand to the bottom of its expansion cavity? Also, i feel the ttsx and LRX are far more consistant because of the tip to initiate expansion. How far did the animal travel? So if this is bad, then why do people love Bergers terminal performance?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:58 AM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

your exactly right . there is nothing wrong with these bullets . I don't know what I was thinkin of .
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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I don't know why I get sucked into these threads .

this was my third and final harvest with a barnes bullet . I recovered this from a whitetail . shot distance less than 100 yds . . 7mm 160 gr TSX muzzle velocity 3100 .

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120190.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/P1120192.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m.../P41702002.jpg
Jimires, for the record those are not to my taste either. And they are nothing like a Bergers performance either.

Jeff





Here is a recovered 230 Berger just for reference.


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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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Damascus - thanks for such an informative post. That's a great deal of really good info there.

It seems you're testing the bullets to fail (a good thing) at high velocities determining what and how much (if anything!!!) is left.

I wonder what your results would be for the other end of the velocity spectrum - the slow end. Would the TTSX still expand as well as the Partition?

BTW, i don't have an 'iron in the fire' one way or the other. I've never tested these bullets and have no preference either way.
No problem! I've only tested the .224" bullets at close range and 100 yards. At 100, both rounds expand beautifully, with the partition having a slightly larger expanded diameter, and the TSX having about 3.5" more penetration and retained 100% of its weight (97% partition).
This weekend, I have some 70gr TSX's and 62gr TAC-X's loaded to test, if I can get enough materials toshoot at.

I also have some .308" data, fired from both .308 Win and .300 Win Mag - with much more info, one test comparing the .300 @ 450 yds using the 168 & 180gr TSX, 180 Accubond, 180 Tipped Trophy Bonded Bear Claw (factory load), and Hornady GMX 180 Superformance. I'll try and get it posted on here when I get some frew time. The TSX was the best performer there as well, with a VERY close 2nd from the 180 Tipped TBBC.
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