.223 Barnes 70gr TSX BT

NorthernHunter67

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Hello, Anyone loading the Barnes .223 TSX BT for White Tail. I plan to load it to max with Hodgon CFE 223 and use my Browning X-Bolt with 1/8 twist . How is the accuracy if you use it? I used 7mm X Bullets 30 years ago and could get any accuracy. I used Federal's .223 Nosler 60gr Partitions last year with worked fine but didn't group well. These are "suburban nuisance" deer and the shots are close-20 to 100 yards tops. Could also use a 7mm-08 with 140gr TSX but in the suburbs would prefer the .223.
 
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I have killed big game w/them from my 22-06, won't work in 223. Use the 45 gr Barnes it will work fine. Friend kills deer w/it in a 222 Rem out to 100 yards.
 

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If it's that close and in the suburbs where over penetration might be an issue I'd go lighter and faster with a bullet that's going to come apart and stick to head and neck shots. I have never recovered a barnes copper bullet.

I head shot a doe antelope a couple years ago with a 62gr ttsx from my suppressed 22-250 and listened to that bullet zing across the desert for a couple seconds afterwards.
 

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It'll probably do ok, but in all honesty it isn't a bullet that would come to my mind to roll with.

I'd go with a 55 Horn w/c, 60 Horn sp or hp and or a 63 Sierra.

Any of these will shoot very well and will dump a deer toot sweet...

Zero reason to use a heavy preme in a 223 for deer, unless of course for some reason one just wants to. Lastly, I'd go with the 62 TTSX before the 70
 

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If it's that close and in the suburbs where over penetration might be an issue I'd go lighter and faster with a bullet that's going to come apart and stick to head and neck shots. I have never recovered a barnes copper bullet.

I head shot a doe antelope a couple years ago with a 62gr ttsx from my suppressed 22-250 and listened to that bullet zing across the desert for a couple seconds afterwards.
Good point, perhaps I should stick to using Nosler 140hr BTips out of my 7mm-08.
 

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I have been using a 64 gr hammer hunter in 223 to cull deer and take hogs it absolutely pole axes them and very accurate my rifle is also an 8 twist
 

TJAY

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I would look at using Noslers 64gr. BSB. I get 2900 fps with CFE223 and it works great on deer.
 

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I've run the factory loaded 5.56 70gr TSX for deer. On a mature midwest doe I center punched and broke the close shoulder and the bullet made a clean exit. It was a 75 yard shot. A guy I know in Colorado uses the 62 gr tsx out to a couple hundred yards on pronghorn and it does quite well.
 
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If it's that close and in the suburbs where over penetration might be an issue I'd go lighter and faster with a bullet that's going to come apart and stick to head and neck shots. I have never recovered a barnes copper bullet.

I head shot a doe antelope a couple years ago with a 62gr ttsx from my suppressed 22-250 and listened to that bullet zing across the desert for a couple seconds afterwards.
AGREED! In an urban/suburban situation, I would stay away from monos. Not a big fan of head shots though anyway (depending on position), but neck shots put them down with authority too. In that environment, I'd rather not have heavy weight pass throughs.
 

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