TTSX at longer distances

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Firearrow, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    With the impending state wide ban of lead bullets for hunting in CA I have been looking at other bullet options for hunting. I use a 190 Berger for my 300 mag. I was wondering if anyone has any feed back on on the 180 Barnes TTSX at distances out to 800 yards. Any feed back is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    I've shot quite a few to that distance.In my 3oo rum they are still my favorite bullet,,and legal too here in A zone California.
     

  3. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    Try the LRX 175 or 200, better bc and Barnes bullets kill DRT!!
     
  4. Thebear_78

    Thebear_78 Well-Known Member

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    I have had excellent luck with the barnes TTSX 168gr in my 300 RUM on game out to 519 yards and have shot paper out to 800 yards. Excellent accuracy and performance. I have put these completely thru a bull moose stem to stern, 5+ feet of penetration, at 200 yards. I seriously doubt that you have anything in california that would requite the extra 12gr of bullet weight.
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I load 180 ttsx in my bro in laws 300 rum and they shoot and perform awesome.
     
  6. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. I have been looking at load data and have not seen anyone using H4831sc or H1000. Anyone using these powders for the Barnes.
     
  7. RTK

    RTK Well-Known Member

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    I've shot deer and elk out to about 400+yards with the 180 ttsx and have had great results. I recently started reloading the 200lrx which shoots well but have yet to put one in an animal.
    I am using 7828 (that's what I had on hand) with the ttsx and the berger 215. Both shoot better than 1/2 moa (when I do my part) with the edge going to the 215. In my particular gun when shooting the heavier bullets it likes the slower 7828 over the 4831.
    If you want to be sneaky, I live in kalifornia too, you could carry some barnes but shoot with bergers although in my case they both perform well so it really doesn't matter.........
     
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  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    CEB's will have better BC's
     
  9. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    Ya they are supposed to have a new bullet out this month.
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they are coming out with a tipped version called the Laser. I like the non-tipped better.
     
  11. RTK

    RTK Well-Known Member

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    Cutting edge bullets shoot very well in my 300wm and look prurdy to boot:) but I have not shot anything with them or personally know anyone who has. So I have gone with what has worked for me in the past.
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/cutting-edge-bullet-kills-98388/

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/cutting-edge-bullets-terminal-performance-67985/

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/updated-10-29-terminal-performance-6-5mm-130gr-ceb-99656/
     
  13. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    I use the 82gr Raptor's in my 6.8. They are my all purpose round for deer, pig, and bear. Hopefully the ban will not go into effect, when it passes, until next year and I can try all the bullets to see which one works the best.