Barnes TSX

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Pete L, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

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    anyone use them ?? what do you think of them ?? are they as accurate as what people make out they are
     
  2. Jim Hundley

    Jim Hundley Well-Known Member

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    Yes,they work!
     

  3. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    Tried for the first time in a 7STW. Awesome accuracy!! 160 grainers. Bought a box of 140's to try in 7 Rem mag.
     
  4. Dan B

    Dan B Well-Known Member

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    I got crazy fast velocities using a 180gr TSX .300RUM and awesome accuracy.
     
  5. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

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    Thats the bullet for me then,I think its worth the bit extra to get the best performance,Now the issue is finding some over here in the UK unless anyone of you kind gents would like to posts me a few boxes,obviously I will pay
     
  6. Waffen

    Waffen Well-Known Member

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    I've used them in my 30-06 and they shot well on paper, but so did the Hornady Interlocks and when I’m pushing a bullet at sub 3000fps and I’m shooting at short distances I’m not going to pay for the premium bullet when I can probably get by just fine with a good ole interlock.

    I plan to try the TSX in my 300 RUM in the upcoming months to see if I can make a viable deer load out of it. I'm a bit concerned with them penciling through the deer at that velocity though. Only opening weekend will tell.
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Never had a TSX pencil through. Killed an Antelope last October In Wyoming at 777 yards with perfect results,from a 300 Win and 180 TSX
     
  8. Waffen

    Waffen Well-Known Member

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    There enlies the problem. I don't plan to "long range hunt" these deer. Due to the terrain the farthest I will probably see one is 200 yards, so with a 180gr bullet it will probably hit him at 3100-3000FPS, and thats why I worry about a pencil effect.
     
  9. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Waffen,
    The TSX is designed to "open up" and perform. It does just that very well. I used the 100gr .257 TSX in my 25-06 Sendero @ 3300FPS and it killed FAST. Deer was @ 200yds facing away from me. Bullet entered a fraction of a inch from the anus, traveled completely lenghtwise and lodged under the hide in the bucks chest adjacent to the sternum. The deer dropped. Dead.
    I recovered the bullet and it was a perfect mushroom. I cleaned up and weighed the bullet on my Denver Analytical Lab Balance, which measures out to the thousandths (.001) of a grain and it weighed 99.986 gn. Not sure what it weighed exactly before the deer, but that's not far from 100.0 gn's.
    Accuracy for that bullet/load on paper was one hole. I didn't even measure it because it was literally ONE HOLE. I love them and will continue to use them. Johnny K.
     
  10. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

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    would anyone kindly send me a few boxes as I cant get any here in the UK untill September and then not guaranteed /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gifand I have a wild boar hunt booked in Turkey Sept 1st I will obviously pay all costs
     
  11. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Ackley,
    I can get them to you.
    Email me at stormrider at midsouth.rr.com with your details.
    (sub @ for the at in my address)
     
  12. jwp475

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    The faster they hit the better for opening, Never heard anyone worry about too much speed for opening before.
    Every thing that myself and 3 hunting partners have shot with the TSX's have hit the ground pronto. from 20 yards to 777 yards.
     
  13. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi all
    what about meat damage,how much meat damage do you feel is acceptable??because on a lot of estates we go on in the UK,we get charged for meat damage,(witch i don't agree with)but it happens all the same.personally i think it is about putting the beast down with one shot,and causing as little suffering as humanly possible.and in so doing you have to make x amount of damage.i look for a 2" hole on the exist if possible,any thoughts on this and the barns tsx
    thanks
    Colin
     
  14. Ronin

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    would anyone kindly send me a few boxes as I cant get any here in the UK untill September and then not guaranteed /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gifand I have a wild boar hunt booked in Turkey Sept 1st I will obviously pay all costs

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    Ackley

    have you tried, the Midway UK shop?, they advertise that the TSX is in stock.

    The web address is here: http://www.midwayuk.com/index.htm


    The other place to try would be York Guns who had just about all the Barnes line in stock, the last time I visited.

    Andy