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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-05-2011, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Barns tipped tsx bullets

got a new 30-06 that im putting a scope on this weekend and im going to get a few boxs of shell to see what it likes. I have been thinking of trying the barns ttsx. I think it would be a good do all bullet for deer and bear. Anyone have luck with these bullets on deer? Just wondering how well they will open up on deer. also anyone use the new vortex ammo form barns i dont reload so im limited to factory ammo. thanks

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

I'd stick with the basic cup and core ammo from Federal or Remington, or Federal Fusions (me likey), in the 165-180 gr. (I like 165) get two boxes for the cost of the barnes stuff and it will kill just as dead as the Barnes stuff. Unless you like spendy bullets...

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

I shoot the TTSX in 168 gr. I originally got them for elk when I went to Colorado. I shot a mature cow at 325 yards through both front shoulders. She took 2 steps and dropped and the bullet passed completely through her.

As for whitetails, I've now shot 3 with it, 1 buck and 2 does. I killed all 3 with 1 shot, all 3 shots where through the lungs / rib cage, nothing through any major bones. The one doe was pretty blown up (lots of blood shot trauma throughout the front half of the deer), the buck and the other doe were both fine, no more bullet damage than I've seen with my typical 150 gr corelokts.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

i use them in a 25-06.very accurate.same cost as nosler partitions.complete pass thru on deer and they drop like rocks.you can go lighter weight with these,i use 100 gr instead of 120.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

Yeah, if I wasn't using them as an elk round I would drop down to the 150 gr. The 130 gr would probably do a fine job as well.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

they also have 110gr i think. im looking to use them for deer and bear so im prob going to go with the 180s.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

You can use what you want, but the 180s would be more than adequate for moose and grizzlies. These bullets don't come apart, so you can use a much lighter bullet that you would in other bullets.

For PA only, I'd go no higher than the 150 gr.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

I shoot the 130 gr TTSX out of my .300 Win Mag. Very impressed with the results. Very accurate also.

Like Adam stated, you can use a lighter weight bullet than normal because the TTSX is going to retain almost 100% of its orginial weight.

In your new 30-06, I would try both the 130 gr and 150 gr loads. You can't push these bullets too fast.
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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

thanks for the input guys. going to pick a box or 2 up this weekend. have to see what i can find then get out and shoot and see what the gun likes.

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Re: Barns tipped tsx bullets

ya thats one of the things that make the old 06' great, at moderate mv. you don't need to buy expensive boolits.

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