tripple shock vs. tipped tripple shock

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  1. chainsaw

    chainsaw Active Member

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    Hi,if I were to use 150 gr. Barnes on elk out of a .308 w,would I be better off with a tipped tripple shock?Shots would more than likely be under 250 yrds.probably under 100yrds.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    What ever one cost less, at that range I just dont see how it matters. Even if the gun will not shoot any better than 2".
     

  3. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    Have used both, I'd go with the tipped. Not much difference in price.
     
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    TTSX in the 168 or 180 grain if I had the option.

    I've had great luck with the TTSX this year, and if nothing else the plastic tips do 2 things. First, they act as a wedge to help open up the bullet. Second, they keep the tip from deforming in your magazine or with any rough handling.
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    3rd they increase BC, I would go ttsx in 180 grain.
     
  6. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but if he's really only going to shoot 250 yards it's not a big deal.

    I always find that shots present themselves further out than I expected. So, I agree that it's good to be ready for them.
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I actually prefer the tsx myself. I have shot hundreds of each and lots of animals with each. I don't feel the tip helps expansion at all. The tips on the ttsx will deform in The magazine the tsx doesn't seem to.
     
  8. Speck

    Speck Well-Known Member

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    Do you find the TSX has better terminal performance on game than the TTSX? I used the TTSX last year for the 1st time in my 35 Whelen loaded with 180 gr TTSX and shot 7 whitetails and a few hogs and terminal performance was great. Nothing over 200 yards, 6 of the 7 deer were bang flops and so were the hogs. 1 of the deer ran about 60 yards or so from a lung shot, other than that it hammers em hard. Yet to recover a bullet, complete pass throughs and everything liquified in between. I never tried the TSX.
     
  9. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    They are the exact same in my opinion. The only reason i prefer the tsx is the tips dont deform
     
  10. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with Mike. I use the TSX in every rifle that I shoot. I loaded the 140 gr TTSX in a 7 RUM and shot a Oryx with it at 338 yds and it didnt expand anymore than the TSX does on game. The BC gain of the TTSX is not even that much over the TSX.