TTSX at Long Range?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Coloradotank, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Coloradotank

    Coloradotank Member

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    How does it compare to the Accubond at extended ranges. Thinking of trying the 120 or 150 grain in a 7 STW for elk. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    I would think they would do pretty well. If going for elk, I would choose the 150 grain.
     

  3. barnesuser28

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    Barnes told me they would expand down to 1800 fps. the 145 grain LRX expands down to 1600 fps and has a higher b.c than the 150 grain ttsx. Barnes is has a 168 grain lrx and it as a b.c of .550 but it requires a 1in 9 twist
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    although i didn't test them a lot, i found the ttsx to be as accurate as anything else in my gun. only thing i shot with them was a turkey at about 850. wasn't much of a challendge for a 225 gr 338!
     
  5. Korhil78

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    Before I say anything about Barnes bullets, let me say that no animal that I have ever shot with them has gone more than 30 yards before expiring. BUT, every animal that I have shot with them, the bullet was pencil hole in and penny sized exit hole. I personally would like a larger exit hole. I shot an oryx with the 140 gr ttsx out of a 7 RUM. It ran 30 yards and fell over dead but the bullet had very little expansion even at 338 yds. I have shot numerous mule deer with the 100 gr tsx out of a 25-06 as far out as 400 yds. Every deer was DRT but again..very little expansion.

    With that little of expansion, shot placement is super critical. Am I saying that they are bad bullets? No..most definitely a well made and accurate bullet but just letting you know that they don't expand much at all.
     
  6. NCBoy

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    I agree with Korhi. I am not an expert, but my experience with the TTSX bullets is that they are very accurate and easy to reload. They are not picky like the bergers can be. I have never had game go very far either but they tend to pass through a little too easy. They do not deposit their energy in the animal as well as other bullets so shot placement is critical. I shot a yote out at about 300 yard with the 150 gr. with my 7 mag. They pelt was not destroyed at all. I tanned the pelt because it was in great shape. I was very surprised.
     
  7. barnesuser28

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    Butt remember it is not energy that kills it is hydrolic shock and the flat front nose of the barnes creates massive hydrolic shocl
     
  8. marioq

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    Right Riley!! Tht shock is the transfer of energy and that flat nose is the key!!! I am so excited to shoot something at 1000 yard with my lapua and see the bullet after.
    Great pics for posting!!! Hahaha
     
  9. Korhil78

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    I agree with you to a point. I think the Barnes bullet is an awesome bullet to a certain distance depending on the caliber. All that I was pointing out is that the further out you get the less that Barnes bullet is going to expand and the less hydrostatic shock it will produce. It really all depends on how far out you want to shoot and then I believe other bullets start to out perform the Barnes bullet.
     
  10. bigngreen

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    Negative, they create very little of it and that is why you can eat right up to the hole. I've never had an animal shot with a Barnes have multiple organs broken that were not in the direct path of the bullets, they have a very narrow but long wound channel. And don't forget if you hit them hard enough to shear the petals of in the first couple inches all you have is the shank, which gets it done if it stays on path and does not deflect.
     
  11. barnesuser28

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    go to http://www.barnesbullets.com/information/high-speed-video/ and watch the bottom video that say triple shock x bullet video clip
     
  12. Broz

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    Spot on, BnG speaks from experience here and this is what I have seen too.

    Jeff
     
  13. Tikkamike

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    I use a LOT of barnes bullets and I dont know about the hydrolic shock killing animals, it may or may not. I shoot for bone every time I shoot an animal reason being, its hard to run with 2 broken shoulders or a spine, and you can almost always count on an entrance and an exit wound from any angle. A hole above (infront of on an animal) the Diaphragm is called a sucking chest wound and if you dont fix it you can not live. These 2 things combined with colateral damage of the bullet passing through organs or sending bone schrapnel into them makes the barnes a pretty lethal bullet along with the insurance of knowing if everything doesnt work out perfectly and things start heading south you can shoot it up the tail pipe or the hip and probably keep from loosing an animal. As we all know not every shot opportunity is perfect and sometimes stuff needs to die now or miss the opportunity. If you use enough gun for what you are hunting then even if the petals did break off you still have a couple good holes in the animal and some broken bones. As far as accuracy goes I have found them to be very accurate. In fact in a lot of cases Barnes bullets are more accurate than anything else. at long range its a matter of mathematics. do what you have to do to make the bullet hit its mark.
     
  14. jimbires

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    this is exactly my experience with the barnes bullets too .I never had a one shot kill while using them . after the third animal I stopped using them . Jim