308 Barnes 130 Grain TTSX/Ramshot TAC

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I used the 130 TTSX years ago in a 308 and for the life of me I can't figure out why I left it behind for bigger and better bullets.
Everything I shot with it died including big hogs.
I have some 124 gr Hammer Hunters I want to try as well.
 

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I used the 130 TTSX years ago in a 308 and for the life of me I can't figure out why I left it behind for bigger and better bullets.
Everything I shot with it died including big hogs.
I have some 124 gr Hammer Hunters I want to try as well.
You can run the 124H up to 3,200-3,300 fps. I got 3,300 using TAC but I just couldn't get the accuracy I was looking for. I only used Fed 215M primers. A standard LR primer may have provided better results.
 

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You can run the 124H up to 3,200-3,300 fps. I got 3,300 using TAC but I just couldn't get the accuracy I was looking for. I only used Fed 215M primers. A standard LR primer may have provided better results.

I might try to up the ante, but 3050 FPS with minimal recoil with lethal results has been great for us.
 

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I might try to up the ante, but 3050 FPS with minimal recoil with lethal results has been great for us.
I’d never swap from that combo if I was you. I wanted to do the same thing but couldn’t find any 130’s. I ended up getting some 150 maker Trex bullets (allot like Barnes). Getting 2900 in a 20” barrel with excellent accuracy. About to try it on some live targets.
 

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I’m looking to create a youth/tree stand load for my Tikka 308. Hornady SST 125 grains weren’t available but I did get some 130 gn Barnes TTSX. I’m looking to load it over the minimum load of Ramshot TAC for about 2950 FPS.

Will this be a mild recoil load for a youth hunter?
That’ll work awesome and be totally appropriate for any non dangerous game on this continent.
 

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I might try to up the ante, but 3050 FPS with minimal recoil with lethal results has been great for us.

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is! 🤣 At least, that's been my motto... more than once.

Congrats to the young hunter. That's the perfect way to instill confidence, one and done. My guess is he's hooked for life.




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