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#347784 - 08/17/07 08:34 AM bullet question
W.Seay
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I am thinking about using the barnes tripleshock 150 gr. from my browning abolt microhunter in 308.I want to hear everyones opinion and experiences with this round before I go out and buy 5-6 boxes today. I forgot to mention that I will be using this for deer hunting only.Thanks for the help.

Edited by W.Seay (08/17/07 08:36 AM)
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#347832 - 08/17/07 08:56 AM Re: bullet question [Re: W.Seay]
.444 Marlin
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Barnes Sucks.
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#348109 - 08/17/07 10:13 AM Re: bullet question [Re: W.Seay]
TiminTN
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I would just buy 1 box and see if the rifle shot them well enough to suit you. Whitetail deer are just not that tough to need such a hard bullet. Where I see the Barnes at its best is the marginal calibers for a species, like the 22 caliber and 24 caliber for deer. I`d buy a box of 150 grain Fusions and compare the results.
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#348213 - 08/17/07 10:34 AM Re: bullet question [Re: TiminTN]
smstone22
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Too expensive for me.
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#348675 - 08/17/07 12:56 PM Re: bullet question [Re: smstone22]
rvs9
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They'll do fine for deer hunting. Copper bullets are expensive.
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#348971 - 08/17/07 02:45 PM Re: bullet question [Re: rvs9]
Cull Buck Hunter
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Let me start with " Yes I'm biased"


I can speak from experience on Barnes TSX bullets and the first hand experience of other hunter buddies that use them. They are awesome on deer and hogs and in my Remington 700 .308 and Remington 700 300wsm they shoot really good. I shoot the 168gr in both the .308 and 300swm, the 308 will shoot .25 moa off sandbags and the 300wsm will hold .75moa with very hot hunting loads. They are expensive but the bullets are the least expensive part of your hunting trip. One box would be plenty until you verify that they shoot good in your gun, you may want to consider the 168gr TSX. I'm not sure whats offered in factory ammo, because I reload everything I can. Practice with the cheap stuff and hunt with the copper stuff. ;\)


Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (08/17/07 03:27 PM)
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#348978 - 08/17/07 02:47 PM Re: bullet question [Re: .444 Marlin]
Cull Buck Hunter
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What sucks about them?
Accuracy?
Penatration?
Ballistic coeffiecient?





 Originally Posted By: 444marlin
Barnes Sucks.
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#349046 - 08/17/07 03:11 PM Re: bullet question [Re: TiminTN]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I'm wanting to try some 70gr TSX's on deer this year, they are waiting for my Bushmaster AR15 and gun season or maybe some coyotes when it cools off a little. \:\)


 Originally Posted By: TiminTN
I would just buy 1 box and see if the rifle shot them well enough to suit you. Whitetail deer are just not that tough to need such a hard bullet. Where I see the Barnes at its best is the marginal calibers for a species, like the 22 caliber and 24 caliber for deer. I`d buy a box of 150 grain Fusions and compare the results.
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#349205 - 08/17/07 04:19 PM Re: bullet question [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
Hogbear
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I've been using the 75 grain X-bullets in my .243 for over 15 years and they work great and consistantly drop deer right in their tracks. However, the one deer I shot broadside through the lungs with a 168 grain TSX out of my .30-06 ran about 85 yards before he dropped. I know a sample of one isn't very much useful data for the .30 calibers, but I was pretty surprised when he didn't just fall over dead like they do when I use the .243. I wonder if maybe it punched through him so quickly that he didn't know he was hit, where the lighter .243's slow down more and sometimes stop inside and transfer more energy?
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#349356 - 08/17/07 05:24 PM Re: bullet question [Re: Hogbear]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I used a 243wssm a couple years back with the 90gr X bullets if I remember correctly and they dropped deer in their tracks just like you said. I have had good luck with 168 TSX's and I had one or two run about 40-50yds when being shot broadside, but a blind man could have followed the blood trail. When I shoot a deer I want a massive blood trail, thats one of the reasons I have stayed with the copper bullets.
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#350105 - 08/17/07 11:50 PM Re: bullet question [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
megalomaniac
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 Originally Posted By: Cull Buck Hunter
What sucks about them?
Accuracy?
Penatration?
Ballistic coeffiecient?





 Originally Posted By: 444marlin
Barnes Sucks.


All the above suck except penetration... they managed to get that one right.

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#352351 - 08/19/07 02:32 PM Re: bullet question [Re: megalomaniac]
BZ911
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accubond or winchester silver tips.it will drops them on the spot!!!!
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#352539 - 08/19/07 05:26 PM Re: bullet question [Re: BZ911]
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Barnes bullets are awesome if they shoot good out of your gun. My A-bolt Micro shoots everything well. I'm sure yours will to. For factory ammo, the 165 Fusions are awesome. Sub moa at 100 yds and drops deer in their tracks.
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#352665 - 08/19/07 06:45 PM Re: bullet question [Re: Model70Man]
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I love them.... I shot two mule deer and Anteloppe and several whitetail deer in the last Three years with TXs's out of a Remington 308 varmit rifle and they have performed wonderfully... of the ones that even ran then only went about 10 to 20 yards and there was blood everywhere... Also a pass through on every one I have shot..

However, I would listen to TiminTN and buy one box to make sure your gun likes them.... this is good advice for any bullets you buy....

1) One other nice thing.... I have seen a lot less meat damage from the TSX than from Blastic - plastic Tipped bullets..

2) There are several very good bullets on the market and all of them will do the job... shoot what you like and do not listen to others who bang any particular drum.... Walk to your own beat.... and have fun figuring out what beat that is......
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#353369 - 08/19/07 11:44 PM Re: bullet question [Re: ]
.444 Marlin
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I shot barnes in all of my guns and none of them liked barnes bullets. Nuff said. I'll stick to nosler, sierra, and ocasionally hornady or speer.
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#353522 - 08/20/07 07:12 AM Re: bullet question [Re: megalomaniac]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I've had a different experience with them, we will have to agree to disagree. I'm sure they don't work for everybody, but they do for me. \:\) I've had good luck with the 168TSX in 30 cal, 70TSX in 22 cal, 140TSX in 7mm, 90X in 6mm and the 300X in 458 cal.

The 120gr in 6.5 were awful, nothing I have will shoot them worth a flip and the guns shoot 140gr Sierra's sub-moa.




 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
 Originally Posted By: Cull Buck Hunter
What sucks about them?
Accuracy?
Penatration?
Ballistic coeffiecient?





 Originally Posted By: 444marlin
Barnes Sucks.


All the above suck except penetration... they managed to get that one right.
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#354179 - 08/20/07 01:49 PM Re: bullet question [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
megalomaniac
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My biggest pet peeve with Barnes is the way they suckered everybody into trying them with their artifically elevated BC's. Kinda funny that they then had to go back and rescind all their original data and replace it with BC's .2 lower. It's still hard to find concrete BC data on their newer bullets.

Honestly, I've only tried them in 2 calibers, and could get neither to shoot better than 1 1/2 MOA (and this was out of guns shooting other bullets 1/2 to 3/4 MOA). I might have been able to keep working up loads, but at 3x the cost of other bullets, it just wasn't worth it to me.

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#355655 - 08/21/07 07:07 AM Re: bullet question [Re: megalomaniac]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I was'nt aware of the BC data problem, good info. Most of my shooting is 300 yds and less so the BC is not as important as it would be to a long range shooter. The bullets are pricey, but I use them for hunting only. I have found that in most of my guns will shoot a similar weight NBT right with the TSX, so I practice with the NBT's or Sierra Gamekings to save money. I love this board, you get so many different opinions and the cumalative experience of many shooters. Sometimes I will work up my loads with NBT's and then switch to TSX's when I get a load thats shooting pretty good, then all I have to do is fine tune the powder and COL. I usually add a little more powder to the TSX's to get the same velocity. \:\)

Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (08/21/07 07:12 AM)
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#355789 - 08/21/07 08:01 AM Re: bullet question [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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I just got 2 boxes of 7mm/08 in 140 grain. They shoot about a 3/4 group at 100 out of my encore.
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#357733 - 08/21/07 11:15 PM Re: bullet question [Re: muddyboots]
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I am a big fan of the Interbond and Scirocco. I have also seen the Fusion do a # on a couple of deer and a coyote out of Model70mans 308 and 243. I have heard good things about the plain old 150 gr Speer Hot Core out of a .308 as well.
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#357938 - 08/22/07 07:29 AM Re: bullet question [Re: Kimberman]
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I use the 200gr Hot-Cors in my 8mm Mauser.
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