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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 08-10-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I have seen many, elk taken with the Partition, both at very close and out past 500 yards. I have yet to see a failure. My experience with other bullets has been limited but have not had great success with the TSX. Most elk have taken a second shot. The Bergers are very accurate and sail through the air nicely, however I have heard of many mixed reviews on them. I have seen lots of video with elk being killed with them, but personally I would use them on lighter game. The new LR AB from Nosler really has me interested. I am using 7mm
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

neither of them are good. what you need are some sierra match kings HPBT's "hollow point boat tail's" 175's and shoot them in the neck if your a good shot.
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I hope that was sarcasm...
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

That would help unless the intent is just to start an arguement, I MEAN DISCUSSION
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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neither of them are good. what you need are some sierra match kings HPBT's "hollow point boat tail's" 175's and shoot them in the neck if your a good shot.
I remember when those bullets came out in the 70's, lots of guys were extolling their virtues on big game, so I decided to try them on varmints first. The first jackrabbit I shot with a SMK looked like he died from fright, couldn't find a hole. Then there it was, a small droplet of blood on the far side, no expansion at all.

Since I already had a bunch loaded, I continued taking a toll on the hares. Same result, no expansion whatsoever on most shots, however every few rounds one here or there would blow up especially when bone was struck, I figured.

If memory serves me correct, Sierra eventually put out a statement that these were NOT game bullets and use as such was not recommended.

This does not apply to those Sierra's with the big gaping hollow points, by the way, just the SMK's.

Still there remained a stubborn contingent that insisted on using them "because they never had a problem." Until they did, that is, because almost everyone by the early '80's had quit using them on game, supplanted by the new Nosler Ballistic Tips and redesigned Partitions.

It appeared at the time, due to the almost nonexistent hollow point, they acted more like a pointed solid than a soft point. Outstanding target bullets, but not for game.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I would be real happy if they would Not expand on fox or lynx. But the thot that they would keeps me nervous about trying them.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I wonder what all the people who support the 100% lead ban in Calif. for the supposed safety of the Condor population would think if they heard this debate about lead free bullets not expanding, therefore causing game to escape wounded, etc.
Hey, maybe we should start a "lead free bullets make animals suffer" public awareness campaign just for them to get them to let up! On 2nd thought it would probably backfire and they'd just want to outlaw shooting and hunting altogether here. (Cuz some say its not just gut piles containing lead, its any lead at all in the environment that's a problem.)
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