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#12202022 - 08/12/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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Originally Posted by Hiaring8
... Max 400 yards and expect to be even closer on my shots like 2-300. Knowing this, I am wanting to hedge my bets with a super stout heavy bullet and wanted to get your thoughts.

Assuming BC and long range is not a concern, and assuming all of these bullets shoot well - which would you pick. BTW, I will be pushing these all in the 3100-3150 FPS range.

150 grain Nosler Partition - leaning this way
150 grain Swift A Frame - no experience with them
150 Barnes TSX - Not sure if I can push these as fast as the others


After experiencing problems with the original 'X' bullets, I could never bring myself to use the TSX on game,even though they are accurate in ever rifle I've tried them in. The tipped but now obsolete MRX worked very well, as have the TTSX and my group uses them a lot.

The Partition and A-Frame are excellent choices. B.C. on the A-Frame should not be a problem at 400 yards. I've used Speer Grand Slams for decades and they have a profile similar to the A-Frame.

Put a 'T' in front of the 'TSX' and use whichever of the three shoots best.


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#12202244 - 08/12/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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The Partition is never a bad choice.



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#12203955 - 08/12/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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I killed 2 AK Barren Ground Caribou via 140gn TSX/270Win, pard killed a 3rd w/same combo. I've watched 3 elk die via the same combo. Friend's daughter borrowed my 270/140 TSX's and killed a white sands missed range Oryx with them as well.

The 3 caribou died faster via the 140/270 combo than did the 2 taken w/7rem/160part. Not much of a sample size though.

The 3 elk died in similar fashion to what I've experienced taking or witnessing elk take with 300Win, 7rem, 280AI, and 338 Win.

No drama, stuff just dies. 270win/WSM/Wby would hamper me a bit on a moose/caribou hunt.


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#12205108 - 08/13/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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Either the 130 or 150 TTSX. But, do not discount the 140TSX. You can push it a little faster than the 150, and has a higher BC and sectional density than does the 130. Of those three, use whatever your rifle likes!! memtb


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#12209112 - 08/15/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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Originally Posted by Hiaring8
I have a box of 150 partitons and some Reloader 26....Headed to the range this weekend



Good choice I am using Barnes and Nosler 140's with R26 to good effect. It exactly duplicates my previous R25 load with less temperature sensitivity. If I were starting from scratch I would try the 160 Nosler and maybe a Woodleigh Weldcore 160 too. But all of the bullets mentioned would be a good choices.

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#12211125 - 08/16/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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#12211470 - 08/16/17 Re: Tough Bullets for LARGE game [Re: Hiaring8]  
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Surprised no one mentioned a North Fork...I took my 270 elk hunting with me, along with my 338. 270 got the morning shift and the 338 got the evening shift. Both were loaded with North Forks...simply a beast of a bullet. Very accurate too!


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