barnes 168s

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  1. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    my ultra mag likes the 168 barnes ttsx better then about anything. Problem is i cant find them anywhere. I did find and ordered a box of there 168 tatical .30 cal bullet. Anyone here try both and did your gun shoot them differntly. Is there a real differnce in these two bullets.
     
  2. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    The go-to bullet in my 7.82 Patriot is the 168 TTSX & it's treated me well. Which bullet did you go with the Tac-X or the Tac-TX?


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  3. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    it was the ttx and 96 grains of re25 that gave me 5 shot 3/4 inch groups at a 100 yards with my bdl 300 ultra. I ordered a box of the tac x 168s too to try later.
     
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    From what I've seen, the Tac-X is a rebranded TSX & the Tac-TX is a rebranded TTSX. The BC's are identical to one another (Tac-X to TSX & Tac-TX to TTSX), i'm pretty confident they are the same bullet.

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  5. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    this is the response i got from barnes


    We have a few runs in the works but I can’t tell if they are sold or not. You would be best suited to buy the TAC-TX’s while you can. They are the exact same bullet just in a different label so we can sell them to police and military.
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. I didn't realize manufacturers had to relabel product just to market the to the Law Enforcement/Military crowd.

    Learn something new everyday :cool:


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  7. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    I kind of shook my head at it too. Kind of like hornady calling a vmax a zombie bullet and selling them to idiots.
     
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    There are a lot of those out there :cool: But, if a different package & label net more profit, I can't fault the manufacturer.

    "A fool & his money are soon parted."


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  9. longrangehunterII

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    I have a few extra boxes on hand I could sell you? These are the 168 gr. TSX BT, and marked with a yellow label "Match Grade" on the edge in big lettering. I'd have to look for what I paid for them, plus the $5.80 USPS Priority Mail shipping costs.

    Let me know you are interested and I'll see how many boxes I have to sell.
     
  10. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the offer. I allready had another guy on this fourm sell me a couple boxes so im set for this season. I really appreciate the offer though.