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Old 04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
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257....BST or TTSX??

I picked up a nice accumark on here in 257 weatherby. Going to use it for antelope and mule deer, Ive used the 80gr TTSX but thinking about sticking with the 115 BST that it shoots well. Speed and trajectory goes to the TTSX, BC and weight go to the BST.............Your thoughts?
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

I would go with the 115's since your considering mule deer in the mix
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:51 PM
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

My son uses the 80 gr TTSX in his .243. In Africa last year he killed 2 Lechwe with 1 shot. A younger one jumped in front of the older bull as he pulled the trigger. Bullet went through the neck of the younger and all of the way through the older bull's body. Both dead. The 80 gr will work fine for Mule deer. You could compromise if you wanted. I just checked Barnes website and they have the .25 caliber TTSX's available in the 100 gr weight. Approximately half way between your 2 chosen bullets. Higher BC. than the 80 gr. Try it. I'll bet you like it. Bruce
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:42 PM
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

Bruce
I shot my rifle goat 2010 with an 80Gr TTSX at 287 yards and he never moved, damage was amazing, I like the flat trajectory of the 80 grain TTSX, I have a McWhorter 257 that I will be using the 100gr TTSX in it on the hunts where antelope and mule deer overlap with Elk and Black Bear, but for the factory Weatherby I leaning towards the 80gr TTSX
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

Given any thought to the 110 gr. Accubond?
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

I shoot the barnes 100s in 257 stw 3850fps took a 330 bull at 546 one mule deer 618 afew more in the 500 range , kills very quickly. its amazing the damage it does to my six hundred yard steel gong.
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Re: 257....BST or TTSX??

I shot a tight 3/8@100 w 115 tsx,and have a box loaded.I have been shooting the 110 Nab. I like the 85 bts for coyotes/wolfs I have 3 larger calibers so not my elk rifle.
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