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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14356217 12/09/19
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They work very well for elk. I've killed a large pile of them over the years and wont use anything else. .280 re, 30-06, 300 wby have all done just fine.


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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14356226 12/09/19
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Partitions.

Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14356285 12/09/19
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Since I want the best for any situation, I'm sold on Barnes. But no elk for me, I use em on moose since I don't hunt elk. Kinda figuring if I think they are the best for moose, they should do just fine for elk. I know quite a few friends that use em for elk with no issues.


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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14356550 12/09/19
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Being from Mn. the wife and I do not get to hunt elk that often be we have taken 2 bulls and 3 cows with Barnes bullets. I would also add a bunch of deer and a moose. I would feel very confident using the 145 LRX.

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I've shot over a dozen elk with a 120 gr. TTSX out of my 7mm-08. I haven't loaded anything else but the TTSX for all of my rifles, and I won't be going back. I like how they perform, but more importantly, I take a lot of solace knowing that I'm not using lead any longer. I'm a wildlife toxicologist and there are too many secondary wildlife poisonings that occur from lead residue remaining with the gut pile. In my opinion, hunting should also consider conservation of other wildlife.

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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14357008 12/09/19
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Absolutely not.

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Partitions will never be a bad bullet, but the technology is 60+ years old. There is no better bullet than the Barnes. Used on bear, elk and moose. Only every recovered one, 7' of penetration on a moose, two large bones and still 90% weight: awesome!

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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14357445 12/10/19
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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: SU35] #14357489 12/10/19
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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14357650 12/10/19
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I have tried lots of bullets, just on paper, just to see if I can shrink my groups. I could never get a partition or accubond to shoot worth a darn in any caliber I have tried. From a 25/05, 270,300 win mag, 3 7mm rem mags and a 338. All of these rifles would shoot a Barnes bullet very good. So thats what I use, the most accurate bullet in a gun. Worked well on the only 2 elk ever taken, and lots of deer

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I use them exclusively. Preferably the LRX. Never found a gun that woukdnt shoot TTSX's or LRX's well.
With that said many other bullets kill better IMO.

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They are good in some applications.


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I continue to drink the plain-old TSX Barnes Kool-Aide. 243/85's, .257/100's, .277/140's, .284/120's, .308/200's, .375/270's. I'm a devout fan. Fox, coyotes, badgers, pronghorn, Whitetail/Mule-deer, black bear, Caribou, Elk, and Moose.

11 elk w/TSX's + another 1/2dz that I've loaded the ammo for and other's have taken.

Everything I hunt with over .224 gets a TSX of some sort with the exception of my 1:8 270 Kimber that shoots 150ABLR's.

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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14357966 12/10/19
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After witnessing ~140 head of big game of all sorts killed with Barnes bullets from about 0-350 meters, I’m completely sold on their effectiveness on shots in that range, particularly when shooting bone or steep angles through the critter. That said, I use other bullets with complete satisfaction as well.

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Shot a cow in Sep with a 140 TTSX, 7 WSM, range was 300-325. She was quartering away, uphill in the timber. I put it high behind the on-side shoulder, bullet exited in front of off-side shoulder. My buddy said she dropped like the earth was yanked out from under her. The bullet passed just under the backbone/spine in the shoulder region. She had no blood in nose, mouth or on the ground where she fell. Dead right there.

I have also shot a few feral boars with the 100 TTSX out of a 25-06. Same result, DRT.

Shot about 4 or 5 antelope with a 150 TTSX from a 308 Norma. Same same.

If they shoot good in a rifle, I will hunt them. If not, Accubonds usually get the nod from me.

Just my 2 cents.


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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: RMerta] #14358037 12/10/19
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If they shoot well in your rifle, use them. The terminal performance is devastating.


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Re: Barnes bullet... are you completely sold? [Re: scenarshooter] #14358594 12/10/19
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Originally Posted by scenarshooter
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Absolutely not.




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I like more expansive bullets on our local WT's, chest shooting to save meat. I've killed them with TTSX, but feel that they drop quicker (at least in my experience) with more expansive bullets.

My experience is not too unlike the SC study where similar WT's shot with softer C&C bullets traveled a shorter distance than WT's shot with harder, premium bullets. And among those that traveled, softer bullets left a better blood trail than harder bullets.

https://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/...bout-guns-ammo-deer-and-mans-best-friend

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I like the tipped versions of Barnes bullets.

You couldn't pay me to use the TSX line again.

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