barnes tsx

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by aauya, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. aauya

    aauya Member

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    need some advice here ,, using a 168 gr tsx in my 300 wby and had to put 3 bullets in a 225lb hog to stop him,at 100yds they went in and out,small hole in and small hole out,, my question is should i go up to 180gr -200gr or go lower ???,, the boys at Turners say i should go down in wieght,
    thanks, for any help
     
  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    I would try and switch to the TTSX, the ballistic tip should help initiate expansion when hitting soft flesh, or when using the TSX try and hit bone! But i do find it odd that those bullets penciled right through. And i would not go down in weight, especially when using a round like the 300weatherby that has some serious horsepower. I would bump to the 180TTSX/LRX.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Put a 190 or 210 Berger in it and past em. Plus you will have much less copper fouling.

    Jeff
     
  4. jwp475

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    What did the internal damage look like? I have taken a lot of game and seen a lot taken with TSX bullet and the exit hole doesn't tell the story of the imense amount of internal damge that they create.

    Dropping a hog or any animal on the spot is more a function of bullet placement than anything else
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Surprised at the results but moving up or down in TSX weight won't change anything IMO. Try a 180gr Accubond or Partition. Shots to the shoulder should provide some impressive terminal performance. Miss the shoulder and you'll still be good to go.

    Just my 2 cents and it's probably worth every penny. :D
     
  6. aauya

    aauya Member

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    hunting in comiefornia,, in the no lead zone,,of i would be using a swift a-frame
     
  7. aauya

    aauya Member

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    small hole in liver, top of one lung and rib cage, wasn't much damage
     
  8. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Better shot placement is the key. I don't know what you mean by "lwasn't much damage". because every animal that I have opened up had massive internal damage with a smallish eixt in the hide


    This is the liver from a 6X7 Elk that I shot with a 180 TSX from my 300 Winn and 1/3 of the liver is destroyed


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  9. Outlaw6.0

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    ^^^^ +1, if you're disappointed with the TSX try the TTSX, they initiate expansion faster. The 168 will probably handle everything your WBY can throw at it, but the 180 TTSX/LRX are by no means a bad choice.
     
  10. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of the TSX, sucks you can't use a lead bullet!!! I have liked the TTSX a little better but will never shoot a TSX at anything again, the Cutting edge bullets are looking very interesting to me!!!
     
  11. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    Shoot the 180 TTSX ,had the same thing happen to me on a deer with a 243WSSM.
     
  12. calhunter805

    calhunter805 Well-Known Member

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    I live in the non lead zone in CA too, i also shoot a .300wby vanguard Submoa 24in barrel. I shoot the 168gr TTSX exclusively in it. My load is 168gr ttsx with 84.0gr imr7828 and fed215GM 3.650" coal. This load is not super fast but works well for me and is truley SUBMOA out of my rifle and i have hit targets out to 825yrds with it. Once i switched to the TTSX i never had any problems with bullet expansion or the bullet just penciling through any animal deer or hogs. I would just switch to the TTSX or try the 180gr ttsx. hope this helps PS shot placement is key like everyone else said too but the TTSX just helps start expansion in softer tissues.