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#534304 - 12/19/07 06:39 PM Tipped TSX 308 150gr
Tiny
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Is Now Out ,in case anyone is wanting them. ;\)

http://www.barnesbullets.com/sunshop/index.php?action=category&id=3&subid=21
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#534351 - 12/19/07 07:50 PM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Tiny]
Model70Man
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I have the 130 and 168 TTSX. I have the 130's loaded in 308 and 300 WSM. I can't wait to get to the range.

I also have the 110 TTSX in 270.

Barnes has revolutionized the shooting/hunting industry.
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#534662 - 12/20/07 12:07 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Model70Man]
Tiny
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Been waiting for your report on those.

Heck I've almost forgot how to get the range it has been sooo long since I went and I want to go bad.Ah well I get there one of these days.
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#534681 - 12/20/07 05:22 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Tiny]
Hogbear
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I shot a 7 point with a 168 TSX (not tipped) Mon afternoon. He was quartering away and it went through his heart and exited through the middle of his shoulder. It left a half-dollar size exit wound and a massive blood trail but the odd thing is that he still ran over 50 yards. So far, both deer I've shot with the .30-06 and 168 Barnes have run 50-85 yards, but every deer that I've shot with my .243 and 75 grain X have dropped within 10 yards, usually right in their tracks. Weird
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#534910 - 12/20/07 09:57 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Hogbear]
CZ284
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It might have something to do with the weight. The 168 would be like shooting a 180 grain bullet of another design. heavy bullets tyically do not open up much on thin skinned animals. I shoot a 284 winchester exculsively with Barnes X bullets and use the 150 grain. I shot one at 180 yards the other night like you did and it ran about 40 yards. Blood everywhere, but who cares- dead is dead. I've probably shot 200 deer with the X bullet and hanve never lost one, and with all but one got an exot wound. the one that didn't I shot virtually head on at the base of the neck and found the bullet in the off side ham right under the skin. Penetration is NEVER an issue with the X bullet.
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#534911 - 12/20/07 09:57 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: CZ284]
CZ284
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Sorry for the typos- didn't spell check.
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#535022 - 12/20/07 11:58 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: CZ284]
Tiny
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Thanks for the after action report and congrats on the deer Hoggbear. Wierd stuff does happen.




 Originally Posted By: CZ284
Sorry for the typos- didn't spell check.


Now CZ284,
Just how does one go about spell checking before posting around here???
Never have figured that out and need to bad.
Thanks.
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#537325 - 12/22/07 11:57 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Tiny]
Hogbear
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Today I took my metal detector down where I shot that deer on Mon and found the bullet. It was on top of the ground but under leaves about 15 yards behind where the deer had been standing when I shot him. It didn't open up as dramatically as the .243's usually do but it did the job OK and punched through his shoulder on exit.
It weighs 163.1 grains now so it lost about 5 grains of copper off the tips I guess.



Edited by Hogbear (12/22/07 12:25 PM)

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#537360 - 12/22/07 01:00 PM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Hogbear]
Tiny
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It worked.
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#537489 - 12/22/07 05:27 PM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Tiny]
Model70Man
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Perfect
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#537545 - 12/22/07 06:51 PM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Model70Man]
smstone22
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Thats alot of weight retention. To bad I want the opposite of that lol
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#537931 - 12/23/07 09:05 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: Tiny]
rvs9
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A 130 grainer coming out of a 300 wby at 3500+ fps speed? DEVASTATING!
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#538059 - 12/23/07 11:45 AM Re: Tipped TSX 308 150gr [Re: rvs9]
TiminTN
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Great bullet for moose, very large bear, and an occasional bison/muskox.
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