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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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