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03-08-2007, 08:04 PM
Anyone have any experience using the new 85 gr Barnes Triple Shock Bullet in a .243......or any other weight, calibre combination of Triple Shock Bullet ??
03-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Impressive there Chuck, I am toying with trying them buggers out with the 270WSM, when I get it. Thanx fer sharin.
03-08-2007, 09:56 PM
A 180gr tsx fired from a 300ultramag and recovered from a mature elk.
I bought a box of factory loads by Federal in 180 gr 30-06 to try for bruno this spring. I've been saving them to sight in with in May but I've read alot of good things about them. The reviews say that weight retention is very impressive.
03-08-2007, 10:16 PM
For big game, I won't shoot anything else anymore. Here is one I dug out of the dirt from behind a bruin last fall. He made it all of, oh, 3 ft.
03-09-2007, 02:48 AM
My brother shot 180 grain tsx this year out of his 30 06.
We call his gun the hammer of Thor now..:lol :lol
Every animal he shot this year folded in there tracks including a huge whitetail at almost 300 yards...:eek
03-09-2007, 06:07 AM
I've been using 130 gr TSXs in my 270 WSM and my hunting buddy has been using the same bullets in his 270 Win. for the last couple of seasons. The TSXs are very accurate out of both of our rifles and their performance on game seems very reliable. From what I've seen myself and heard from others, I think this is the best hunting bullet on the market these days.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can order a free DVD from Barnes' website about the TSX bullets. It's basically a 15 minute info-mercial for their own product, but it's interesting to watch.
03-09-2007, 07:48 AM
gotta love this video clip...........
03-09-2007, 09:51 AM
Good video Bigbore. But I'll see your TSX video and raise you one. Check this one out.
03-09-2007, 01:57 PM
well ill see your video and raise you a barnes varmint bullet video
:b :b :b :b :b :b
03-09-2007, 04:05 PM
They got some cool videos on there. Makes me want to buy Barnes. Good job marketing guys.
03-09-2007, 05:54 PM
Anyone use them in their 375? how do they stack up?
luv 2 hunt
03-16-2007, 10:57 AM
tried them in 375 ultra mag 270 gr.tsx couldnt get really good grouping out of them,need to play with some more powders and loads i guess,,also have been using 260 gr.nosler accubond with great results, awesome bear medicine!!
03-16-2007, 12:39 PM
I just tried some 200 gr T-shocks in my .35 Whelen and I decided to seat them deeper and crimp on the second cannilure,and I got a 3/4" group at 100 yds,three shots and another load was 1 1/4" with three shots.I will try this load on a bear this spring to see.After twenty eight different loads through my Whelen,I finally had one that worked.I also just had the trigger set down to 3.5 lbs,that may have helped the group as well.
03-16-2007, 12:48 PM
Shot my father's 375 H&H into wet sand along with some sierra and hornady.
We measure the retention at 80% with great expansion.
The other's blew all to h#ll. the rentention of the shrapnell was about 25%
Penetration was about 8 inches.
Verey impessed. Going to switch to them in my 30-06
03-16-2007, 01:57 PM
100gr. TSX out of my 25'06. impact velocity was about 3200fps.(90yds)
Killed this guy as good as it gets.
03-16-2007, 03:17 PM
I am shooting mostly Barnes TSX for all my rifles and they are very accurate and 180 grain TSX will be my pill for 30 caliber rifles 30-06, 300Wby Mag, 300WSM.
Shooting times magazine had an article about performance of premium bullets all 180 gr 30 cal. first shot at 3000 ft/sec in gel than at 2000 ft/sec...
They compared Partition, Swift A-Frame, Accubond, Interbound, Sierra's Trophy Bonded Bears Claw and Scirrocos and best from those penetrated 18,3" into gel and Barnes TSX 29.5"!!!!!!
at high velocity.
So this is huge advantage when shooting Magnums at close range.
All bullets performed about the same at 2000 ft/sec...
I bought 85 gr TSX for my 243 Winchester and will work load with IMR 4350 powder starting from 42 grains and up... I like to load high but if I see signs of excessive pressure at lower loads I just pull bullets and use them later....
My main caliber is 7 STW and for this I am using 140 gr. TSX 160 gr TSX and have 160 Barnes MRX that I need to develop load shortly.
I love those TSX
03-16-2007, 06:34 PM
Thanks for all your imput guys. I went to the range and I liked the first 3 shot group I got with the Federals and Barnes in the factory 85 gr loads for the .243 and I'm looking fwd to trying them on an animal in the fall........
I've always used the 180 gr silvertips in my 30.06 and had tight groups and great results, but I'd like to try the 165 gr Barnes and see how they perform......I tried to pick some up today at Russells but the were on back-order, I'll have to try again in a few weeks, maybe when Wholesale opens their new store in Deerfoot Meadows South Calgary.
I'm going to bump this thread once hunting season starts.....lol
03-16-2007, 06:38 PM
A couple questions for Dick on your Wondeful Buck......did he drop in his tracks ? and did your bullet hit any major bone on its way through ? I'm assuming that you recovered the bullet from the hide on the far side..........Thx.
03-16-2007, 07:01 PM
I'll PM you.
03-16-2007, 09:18 PM
Do you guys have much problems with copper fouling with the Barnes bullets?
03-16-2007, 09:55 PM
I had terrible fouling with the original Barnes x,but fouling with the Barnes tsx was even less than with Nosler bullets.
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