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Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? #14354172 12/09/19
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I bought a Remington 700 ADL in 7mm RM several months ago to use on my Kentucky elk hunt. The hunt is coming up the week after Christmas.
It shoots the 145 LRX powered by Retumbo into small groups from 100 to 400 yards.
I also loaded up some 160 Partitions that shot really good at 100 but could not hold a candle to the LRX at 400 yards.
I have shot some hogs with the TTSX out of my 264 Win Mag and they all dropped dead in their tracks.
My question for elk are you completely sold on the Barnes bullet? No woulda’s, coulda’s or shoulda’s?
In actuality all my rifles shoot the Barnes fabulously. I just don’t have enough kills with the Barnes to be completely sold as I am with Accubonds or Partitions.
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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14354408 12/09/19
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I’m completely sold on Barnes bullets for elk. For elk I want penetration and that’s where Barnes shines. I love Accubonds too but for elk I think Barnes are the best.




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Partitions have worked every year for me from long before there were Barnes X bullets


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Yes and no. I've had great results on elk with the 225 gr. TSX in my .35 Whelen. Six shots and six dead elk. However, I have been unable to find a decent group from the 120 and 140 gr. TSX in three different 7x57s and a .280 Remington, nor has either of my .257 Robt. shot worth a damn with the 100 gr. TSX. Guess with those, at least so far it's the luck of the draw.
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Yes.

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Yup, I'd say you are well loaded for elk. I am just coming back around to the tipped varieties of Barnes but so far, no complaints.


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I’ve had quick kills on elk with 150 gr TTSX from a 7mm Weatherby so I’m sure the 145 LRX will do the same. Have no fear and leave no doubt that the Barnes bullet will get the job done. If your rifle shoots them well, the rest is on you! Good luck 🍀


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me and my kids shoot either TTSX's or LRX's in all our rifles..they've worked great on elk, deer and antelope in .270, .243. 7x57, 300 H&H, 30'06 , 6.5 Cm and 280 AI.

so yes I'm sold.

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Yes, when muzzle velocity is over 3000 and you are not shooting long range (<400 yds).

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Yes,,,


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Ulvejaeger: I have to completely agree with you on the Nosler Partitions working wonderfully well!
I began reloading Nosler Partitions when I was 12 years old (60 seasons ago now!) and I have been using them successfully on Elk, Deer, Black Bear, Antelope and Mt. Goat ever since.
I have used other bullets on rare occasion but 95%+ of my Big Game has been harvested with Nosler bullets.
Never seen the need to replace them - their performance has been that good (dependable and lethal!)!

RMerta: Best of luck on this coming Hunt brother!
Let us know how you do.
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I'm sold on Barnes bullets. I've used the 140 TTSX in my 7 SAUM for a long time. It's accounted for several west Texas mulies, a number of whitetails, hogs and sheep. All have been one shot kills and DRT. Never moved. I even took 2 aoudad with one shot. I've used the 90 grain X-bullet in my 257 Roberts for quite some time as well to take west Texas whitetails and sheep. All have been one shot kills and only one has ever taken more than a step. I've never recovered a single one.


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I have used them in probably 10 calibers and killed a pile of critters and can tell you I have never even come close to losing one. The great majority were DRT. They also shoot in almost every rifle I own very well. I have used them from 25 yards to over 600 and the result was the same.


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Never used them, never will. Nosler partitions when I feel the need for a tough bullet.In 50 years from everything from a lead ball to a partition and a lot of C&C between. I never saw any difference in the way all the elk died. They all did the job and out of 50+ elk, I have lost two if my memory serves me correctly. Those were my fault and not the bullet. Pretty much like the head stamp on the back of the cartridge that doesn't mean a whole lot

Contrary to a lot of opinions,elk are not hard to kill if you know where to shoot them

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Barnes TTSX’s will work. But they are not all I shoot. A lot of others will too. But, if only one bullet was available, I’d want it to be the Barnes.


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I'm sure they work just fine, but I use North Forks out of my 338 and have not had a single bull elk complain.


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I've had very good results with both Barnes and Partitions on elk. I can see no difference in their performance, but I have more rifles that will shoot a Barnes more accurately than a Partition. I've only recovered one partition and two Barnes from at least ten bulls.

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