barnes TSX

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Dead Beat, May 22, 2007.

  1. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    are these good for deer size game one rifle is a 243 the other 308 win.
     
  2. Gustavo

    Gustavo Writers Guild

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    are these good for deer size game one rifle is a 243 the other 308 win.

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    They are in fact my favorite bullet.

    Been there, done that...one shot, one kill.

    Almost boring performance.
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Dead Beat,
    One word "AWESOME". I have only used the 100gn .257 version in a .25-06 Sendero. At 200yds the bullet entered near the "poop-shoot" and lodged under the skin at the front of the chest. It was a beautiful mushroom (picture perfect) that weighed exactly 99.806 gns after I cleaned it up. In this gun it's as accurate as any I've shot, bar none.
    Just worked up a load yesterday using the 140gn TSX for my 700PSS in 7Mag. Used 68.5 gn RL22/9.5M/Norma brass and got 3235 fps (average 3-shot) and .4525". This will terminate anything it comes in contact, quickly! JohnnyK.
     
  4. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Dead Beat,
    One word "AWESOME". I have only used the 100gn .257 version in a .25-06 Sendero. At 200yds the bullet entered near the "poop-shoot" and lodged under the skin at the front of the chest. It was a beautiful mushroom (picture perfect) that weighed exactly 99.806 gns after I cleaned it up. In this gun it's as accurate as any I've shot, bar none.
    Just worked up a load yesterday using the 140gn TSX for my 700PSS in 7Mag. Used 68.5 gn RL22/9.5M/Norma brass and got 3235 fps (average 3-shot) and .4525". This will terminate anything it comes in contact, quickly! JohnnyK.

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    Similar experience with 6mm Rem, 257 Wby, 300 Wby, 340 Wby and 375 H&H
     
  5. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    I use them in my 7MM08, my preference is the 120gn size. They are hard bullets and go through most deer that I have shot.

    Here is an article I wrote for another forum that has a pic of a TSX mushroom, the only one I have recovered so far (and I had to dig 14 inches or so into a grassy bank to get it) Note when I washed it up and weighed it- it had retained 100% of its weight.

    Fishnhunt fallow story

    This Red/ Wapiti hybrid took two in the chest at 30 yards when we roared it in, neither of the TSX bullets exited which illustrates how solid the animals are.
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    Seeing how they worked on our bigger deer I would have to say they would be impressive on your larger bodied game in the US

    Cheers, Steve
     
  6. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a 300 Yard group with the 180 TSX out of my 300 Winn with 81 grains of H-1000

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    Here is a picture of an Antelope taken at 777 yards with the same load. One shot DRT
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    You can see the Exit hole on the Doe taken at 777 yards
     
  7. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the great information

    Jim
     
  8. okduckin

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    they work great in the 22 centerfire . thats all i have played with in the 63 and 52 gr version
     
  9. coyotewallace

    coyotewallace Well-Known Member

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    Dead Beat,
    Same here..I have shot 14 deer and 10 coyotes with the 100g TSX in my 257wby. I recovered 1 out of a whitetail deer this past season,thats it! The bullet went from left sholder to the right ham after blowing up the sholder bone.
    All were one-shot-one kill!!IMHO...I just don't think it gets any better then the 100g TSX and the 257wby.....from varmints to deer. I haven't tried them on elk but would move up to the 115g TSX if my game were to be bigger the mule deer.
     
  10. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    again thanks every one im going to oder some factory ammo federal and black hill's and try to find something the rifle and pistol like's

    DB