168gr TSX COAL

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  1. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Trying to nail down the seating depth in my 308 win Rem 700 SPS tactical using Barnes 168 TSX. What is the overall length COAL are you using for best accuracy with this bullet?
    I know they rec 2.810"

    Thank you for any info
     
  2. doverpack12

    doverpack12 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t even think about loading that bullet in a 308. No where near enough velocity unless you are shooting big bones at 100 yards. You will have expansion issues due to low velocity.
     
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  3. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, totally disagree. the 168gr. barnes is perfect for
    308 under most circumstances. range, rifle, and recoil have
    working properties. NORMALLY the 165 to 168gr. bullets work very
    well in the 308cal. class. personally I shoot the 135 TTSX.
    faster cause of weight, accuracy very good bullet. load to magazine length
    work backwards till accuracy improves. I shoot these in my
    308. never questioned the performance of this bullet.
    mine is custom 98mauser, bmg barrel, timmey trigger,
    fully cercoted. sniper gray. 6.5x20x44 Nikon monarch.
    meat getter. justme gbot tum
     
  4. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    Just as a “very” general rule of thumb....the Barnes bullets like to be set-back well short of the lands. Which is pretty convenient, when your dealing with bullets that are mono (long)! memtb
     
  5. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, depends on the throat?? or u could measure a loaded
    round and work forward in the seating of the bullet. the ogive
    of the bullet normally dictates the seating of the bullet for accuracy.
    justme gbot tum. barnes bullets depending on the design can
    b seated at various depths.
     
  6. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, depends on the throat?? or u could measure a loaded
    round and work forward in the seating of the bullet. the ogive
    of the bullet normally dictates the seating of the bullet for accuracy.
    justme gbot tum. barnes bullets depending on the design can
    b seated at various depths.
     
  7. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks
    My main critter will be moose, so the 168gr TSX should be about right in the 308 Win. although I was thinking about the 150 TSX. The 308 Win and 155/150 is such a good combination.
     
  8. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, u use a barnes bullet TSX or TTSX shoot thru both
    front shoulders of the moose, which I would do to anchor in position.
    150gr.TSX thru 168gr. TTSX u can not go wrong. also HSM ammo
    is used by African guides and hunters is very good ammo.
    justme gbot tum. moose and elk meat r the best of the wild
    game meats.