Barnes Tipped TSX bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WyoHunter, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. WyoHunter

    WyoHunter Active Member

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    Anyone have any experience on how thse new bullets perform? I'm wondering if they expand more quickly and if they leave a bigger exit hole than the TSX's. Thanks!
     
  2. kraky2

    kraky2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going by what others have posted. Yes it opens 100% of the time and the hollow point under the tip is pretty substantial. Whether it will leave bigger holes....I'm not sure ....most people don't think bigger is needed.....a garden hose sized cavity through the vitals usually gets it done.
    Surprisingly many have reported that accuracy seems better than the tsx also.
     

  3. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    I have not shot any game with the TTSX but can verify what kraky said. One of the tips was broken off in a new box of 338 caliber 225 gr TTSX's and here is a pic of it next to a regular 338 caliber TSX

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    As you can see the hollow point behind the tip is much larger.

    As far as accuracy, they sure can shoot

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    But you might want to consider weight sorting them because the box I had showed a lot of variation

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  4. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    My partner shot a cow at around 100 yds with a 225 gr TTSX out of his 340 Wby. We recovered the bullet, surprisingly, looked just like a Barnes advertisement. Did plenty of damage, but hard to say if it was more extensine than a normal TSX. They do shoot extremely well in his rifle. Thinking bout giving them a try in my 338 RUM, altough I was very pleased with the performance of the 250 gr Accubond that I was using. Took a bull, cow and mulie with them. Recovered one from the mulie taken at 633 yds and it looked just like a pic out of the Nosler book.
    Phil
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I love them. The antelope I shot with a 110 from my 270 died rather quickly. I have more TTSX on my bench than any other bullet make.
     
  6. ricknolan

    ricknolan Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak for killing results (did not got a shot with one this year when using the 270) but they sure fly great from my 270 wsm.
     
  7. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Woods ,

    You ever weigh other bullets in this fashion -nosler accubonds hornady interbonds ?

    If so how do they compare to the ttsx ?
     
  8. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i think you'll find the weight of the bullet has very little, if anything to do with the POI. separating by weight is just not necessary.
     
  9. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Considering that the weight variation was less than 1% in a hunting bullet I woould have to agree with Dave.

    How about shooting a group with the 3 lightest bullets and then another with the 3 heaviest bullets (on top of the original group) to see if you can distinguish between them. That should shed some light on the matter.
     
  10. Jerry D

    Jerry D Active Member

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    Is it true that these bullets open up "REALLY" fast compared to other bullets?

    A bullet that opens up extremely fast yet holds together seems just the ticket for a deer bullet.
     
  11. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I've killed a bunch of game with the tsx but only two with the ttsx, so not a fair comparison yet. I would say they may open a little faster, but the tsx opened up very quickly anyway on all the deer I shot. They opened up as fast as a btip anyway.
     
  12. akhunter

    akhunter Well-Known Member

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    I shot a six point elk in Idaho last Nov. at 600 yards with a 180 grainer out of a 300saum starting at 2950fps. The bullet entered just behind the shoulder above the lungs and under the spine. The bull dropped in its tracks. I’ve only shot the one animal but I shot them at the range quite a bit before the trip and was real happy with them out to 700 yards.
    Phil in Alaska
     
  13. Retusmce7

    Retusmce7 Active Member

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    I used them on a hunt. my guy that reloads for suggested them more for my bear hunting but that they would work well for deer and larger animals. i must say i was impressed with a 700 yard shot and that buck dropped . the bullet worked well both at 200 and 700 on deer.
    i have shot hogs with the TSX in a 270 and at close range they do great on them too
     
  14. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Were these the two bucks you shot on your trip to Montana?