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.308 and Barnes TTSX

Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 09:15 AM | Reply #41 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Hey jiffy,those look like pencils holes???
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 10:44 AM | Reply #42 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Darn it you caught me!  
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 10:49 AM | Reply #43 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Jiffy Said:
Darn it you caught me!  

I heard they were 22 magnum holes at 25 yards.  lead not copper bullets as well...
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 11:25 AM | Reply #44 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
no that's too hard....
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 11:46 AM | Reply #45 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I was thinking about loading 168 gr. or 180 gr. tsx or ttsx for my .300 win mag for a hunt next fall.  I've read that the 168 gr. need to be crimped.  Is that correct and if so is it a difficult process at all? Is the 168 gr. much better than the 180's?

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Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 11:57 AM | Reply #46 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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perchpirate Said:

I was thinking about loading 168 gr. or 180 gr. tsx or ttsx for my .300 win mag for a hunt next fall.  I've read that the 168 gr. need to be crimped.  Is that correct and if so is it a difficult process at all? Is the 168 gr. much better than the 180's?


More velocity and less recoil at very close to the same B.C. is the reasoning behind 168 vs. 180.  On game performance would be same/same.

Why yes indeed I can walk on water..............but I do stagger on alcohol.

Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 12:10 PM | Reply #47 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I've ran the numbers on the 130s and 168s out of my 300 and they are so close you'd have to try really hard to notice.  I started out just play'en with the 130s in my 300 and ended up liking them a whole bunch more than I anticipated.  Best thing is the recoil is considerably less.....this means more trigger time.....this means getting much better with the rifle.....this means critters beware. 
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 12:15 PM | Reply #48 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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....and no, I have never crimped my 168 TSX load.
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 12:16 PM | Reply #49 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I dont think the reps answered your question --- no on the crimping 

ps for the record i am not a barnes rep

just a low life that lives down the street from one   
Stay thirsty my friends
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 12:18 PM | Reply #50 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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they were getttin to it. 


crimps are for the big boys 

Stay thirsty my friends
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 12:42 PM | Reply #51 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:
I dont think the reps answered your question --- no on the crimping 



Jiffy Said:
....and no, I have never crimped my 168 TSX load.


pretty sure that was an answer
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 2:44 PM | Reply #52 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Hey Jiffy, what is your overall cartridge length when you load the ttsx for your .308 also do you crimp it? What is your favorite TTSX load for 25-06, after wrecking both front quarters on my deer this year I am making the switch from ballistic tips. Thanks
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 2:58 PM | Reply #53 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Just put in a big order with powdervalley and grabbed a box of .308 110 TSX's. Should be interesting....
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 3:00 PM | Reply #54 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Jiffy Said:
SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:
I dont think the reps answered your question --- no on the crimping 



Jiffy Said:
....and no, I have never crimped my 168 TSX load.


pretty sure that was an answer
ok ok -- i was a minute late  ---- no different than that morning commute --

Stay thirsty my friends
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 3:02 PM | Reply #55 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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hunter14 Said:
Hey Jiffy, what is your overall cartridge length when you load the ttsx for your .308 also do you crimp it? What is your favorite TTSX load for 25-06, after wrecking both front quarters on my deer this year I am making the switch from ballistic tips. Thanks

308, just short enough to fit in your mag box.  Factory cut 308 chambers generally don't meld mag box OAL with throat geometry so an OAL guage does you little good here.

25-06 and 100 TSX/TTSX is R-22 until you reach 3300fps.

Why yes indeed I can walk on water..............but I do stagger on alcohol.

Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 3:19 PM | Reply #56 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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hors any recipe for 300hundo using 168tsx and rl22? 

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Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 3:25 PM | Reply #57 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 4:22 PM | Reply #58 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:

hors any recipe for 300hundo using 168tsx and rl22? 


Nope, see page 1 of this thread, I use 200's.

Why yes indeed I can walk on water..............but I do stagger on alcohol.

Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 4:30 PM | Reply #59 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Those 200s dont seem to expand very well, are you sure they will kill animals?
Re: .308 and Barnes TTSX
by on 11/17/2011 4:32 PM | Reply #60 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Found this on the net, in case you care.
"I have found Barnes 168gr TSX to be the best bullet for my 300 Win Mag. I use 78.0 gr of RL-22, WLRM and seat them at .040 off the lands. Accuracy is sub 3/4" and muzzle velocity is 3140 with a 26' Lilja. "
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