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Old 08-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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Yes, your absolutely right. There is no right answer for everyone. Everyone hunts different, at different ranges, on different size critters, with different cartriges, & different terminal performance expectations.

W/R I hope you knew I was being a smart ***** earlier, not taking personal shots.
I re-read that post, & it appeared a bit edgy. That wasn't my intention to be offensive. It was supposed to be funny (see smiley face)
Not a problem my friend. No offense taken.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:59 PM
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Kinda odd since they "rate thier bullets use" by weight & caliber with a picture of the critter on the box. Send me your Email & I'll send you a pic. I'm too technology retarded to post pics on LRH from my phone.
30 cal 180, & 200 gr say -& I'm quoting the box here in my hands-
"Game recommendations depending on caliber" -first line.
Next line says
"Deer, Elk, Bear, Moose, African Game"
on the box with a neat picture of an Elk under the caption.

Now it does not say this for the 30 cal 165's, or the 277 cal 140's, but they work great on Elk too from experience.

So maybe you shoot a smaller caliber gun? Or maybe prefer a lighter weight faster bullet for caliber? Maybe Nosler doesn't classify the Accubond they make for a smaller caliber to be worthy of the Deer, Elk, Bear, Moose, African Game stamp? I dunno. I have a relatiave-in-law (is that a word?) who works for Nosler. All the Accubonds are made the same way. Nosler is just down the road from my house by about 15 min. I'll try to swing into the pro shop after work next week & ask how they come up with thier rating system.
But I can certainly show you proof on the box that they are not in any way considered for light or medium game in 30 cal 180, & 200gr, or 338 cal 225 gr.
Nor can I find any literature on the box of 30 cal 165's or 270 cal 140's that indicate small or medium game thin skinned game, but I will concede that it doesn't say deer elk bear moose African game on either of those boxes.

Oh, & fyi, & to clear up miss information on this thread, you & anyone else can Google Nosler reloading, click on products, click on Accubond, scroll down & read the big red letters that say GAME RECOMENDATIONS, DEER ELK BEAR MOOSE AFRICAN GAME.
Nowhere on that page of the Nosler website did it say light thin skinned, or medium anything regarding Accubonds.
Well then they are being a bit inconsistent as to their recommendations because they used to have a blurb right there on the Accubond page that stated they were recommending them for a target/match and light/medium game bullet.

They shoot very well, just my own personal experience and what they at least used to state on the website is where my opinion came from. I did not like they way the performed at all on big hogs so I did some reading on the site, found that recommendation and never went back.

For the thirty caliber, .338's at long range, no doubt they are an excellent choice because they will open consistently and expand where some of the other LR bullets do not, but inside 500yds, especially on anything large, hard to penetrate, or dangerous there are lots of better choices including the Partition.
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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Well then they are being a bit inconsistent as to their recommendations because they used to have a blurb right there on the Accubond page that stated they were recommending them for a target/match and light/medium game bullet.

They shoot very well, just my own personal experience and what they at least used to state on the website is where my opinion came from. I did not like they way the performed at all on big hogs so I did some reading on the site, found that recommendation and never went back.

For the thirty caliber, .338's at long range, no doubt they are an excellent choice because they will open consistently and expand where some of the other LR bullets do not, but inside 500yds, especially on anything large, hard to penetrate, or dangerous there are lots of better choices including the Partition.
Actually alot of the Accubonds perform on game much like Partitions, at least in some calibers.

I am not Nosler, but I think some of these bullets are made for a velocity range of certain rounds, I would not be surprised if the 8mm bullet was made with the 8 Mauser in mind, since the 8mmMag is rare. I know the 140 Acc. for the 270 is quite tough, alot tougher than the 130 Part. in my own experience of these 2. I would bet that the 200 Accubond was made with 300 mags in mind, I know they do well in that application. I do know that the Bal. Tip hunting bullets have alot of variation in jacket thickness among the diff. hunting bullets.

I don't think all Accubonds can be thought of as the same in toughness.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:42 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I voted Nosler Partition. Shoot them middle of the road to heavy for caliber and go kill things. Stay within the practical range of your given cartridge and go kill things. The front half will expand reliably at 308 , 30/06 , or 300 Ultra velocities while the rear portion drives on to finish the job. Boring, mundane looking,plain Jane old fashioned bullets that have earned our respect. If you live somewhere that conventional bullets are illeagle,I feel for you. I'm just happy it isn't a nation wide ban ........yet. The last correspondence I had with Barnes convinced me that they can go to ..........well,You know the place. This is after all a family forum so I'll refrain from the expletives. There is nothing in their product that I can't replace with conventional bullets. Hunt any species that I can afford to hunt. While obtaining the desired performance. That is as long as there isn't a nation wide lead ban. Wouldn't be surprised if they aren't lobbying to further the ban. At any rate there is still the GMX should things turn ugly. If I had the bullet budget to support it,I'd stock up on Bear Claws and be on my merry way. Just one mans opinion.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

I voted Barnes, but personally have not tried the Nosler Partition's. I have heard good things about them though. I first tried the Barnes in my 30-30 on hogs and deer and was very impressed! All dropped where they stood. Now the Barnes may not be my longer distance choice though and will cross that bridge when I push the limit of the Barnes in my guns. Have had great accuracy from them. Even shoots MOA with my ol' iron sights 30-30.


(First tried Barnes when a friend gave me a free box...can't beat that!)
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:17 PM
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

My experience last year with Nosler accubonds; two big boar hogs 275 lbs @ 185 yards and 325 lbs at 350 yards, both dropped absolutley in their tracks.

same with 4 whitetails from 390 to 480 yards. ironically two coyotes at closer range ran about 20 yards.

last expeience with a Barnes TSX was 350 yards to a doe, which hardly reacted to the shot and then ran about 50 yards before dropping.
definately penciled thru.

Isn't there another bullet out their also called an acubond(?), besides the Nosler? that might explain some of the "blowups" at close range.
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Re: Barnes TSX/TTSX vs Nosler Partition

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My experience last year with Nosler accubonds; two big boar hogs 275 lbs @ 185 yards and 325 lbs at 350 yards, both dropped absolutley in their tracks.

same with 4 whitetails from 390 to 480 yards. ironically two coyotes at closer range ran about 20 yards.

last expeience with a Barnes TSX was 350 yards to a doe, which hardly reacted to the shot and then ran about 50 yards before dropping.
definately penciled thru.

Isn't there another bullet out their also called an acubond(?), besides the Nosler? that might explain some of the "blowups" at close range.
No if anyone else were calling their bullets "Accubond" it would be a case of patent/copy write infringement.
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