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Old 07-20-2011, 08:03 AM
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Barnes TTSX

What does everyone thing of the 200gr Barnes TTSX loaded in a 300 RUM for elk?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:24 AM
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Re: Barnes TTSX

I'd say you'd hard pressed to find any better, in my experience the Barnes is an outstanding performer & the TTSX should be even better (i'm just starting to play with the TTSX myself). The 200grn has a decent BC (don't be suprised if it's turns out better than listed), you should be able to stretch'er out a ways with out having to worry about close range performance.

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:55 AM
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Re: Barnes TTSX

Excellent choice. The bc is higher or the 200 ab is lower because the ttsx shoots flatter for me than the 200 ab. Either will kill your elk.
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Re: Barnes TTSX

I have a box for my 300wsm have not had any time to play with it yet but I'm very excited to see what happens.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:34 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX

I thought about the same thing so I called Barnes and talked to them and the Guy I spoke with said he recommends the 168 gr that rule of thumb for barnes is go with a lighter bullet and I dont remember why. Call them and see if you get the same reply.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX

The Barnes TTSX lead free bullets are very long for what they weigh so the heavier bullets sometimes need faster twist barrels.

On the Barnes web-site there are warnings on the 30 cal 180 gr TTSX and the 200 Gr TTSX. The 180 gr needs a 1-11" twist or faster and the 200 gr needs a 1-10" twist or faster.

Quite a few people use lighter lead free Barnes bullets than they would use in a lead bullet. Because the bullets are longer and they penetrate much deeper than most lead bullets do.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX

I wouldn't recommend the 200 in a WSM, that is a REALLY long bullet for a short mag, I am using the 168 TTSX in my Lazzeroni Patriot (essentially a WSM), they shoot great, don't compromise powder capacity (mag length) & I know they will perform.
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