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ttsx in the 7mm-08 #15058280 07/17/20
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Your thoughts about 120 grain Barnes ttsx in the 7mm-08 for whitetails and at what velocity?

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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15058297 07/17/20
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Yes...its a good thing and drive it as fast as you can get it to go safely.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15058509 07/17/20
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The 7-08 and 120TTSX is a sweetheart combo. We’ve shot the 110 and 120 version at speeds from 2,600 to 3,150fps. Punches above it’s weight class. Getting right at 3,000 with the 120 in a 20” 700 with H4895 Barnes data.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15058587 07/17/20
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I'm currently trying this bullet as well in my Tikka. Last weekend, my groups weren't super great using RL15 in the 44.0-45.0 grain range, BUT I was also seating the bullets to magazine length. I've reloaded them again and seated the bullets to 2.800" coal to see if they like a little more jump. Try it out in a few days.

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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15058716 07/17/20
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that's exactly what I use in my 7-08.....does it shoot?

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Not only will I use it on deer, I'll use it on elk as well.

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It works great, very accurate, hammers deer and pigs.

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Originally Posted by vapodog
that's exactly what I use in my 7-08.....does it shoot?

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Not only will I use it on deer, I'll use it on elk as well.


That’s excellent. You should have dialed up a bit and smashed that fly at the top of the pie plate, just for fun.

Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: Capt_Craig] #15059445 07/17/20
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Originally Posted by Capt_Craig
Originally Posted by vapodog
that's exactly what I use in my 7-08.....does it shoot?

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Not only will I use it on deer, I'll use it on elk as well.


That’s excellent. You should have dialed up a bit and smashed that fly at the top of the pie plate, just for fun.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15059884 07/18/20
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The 120 gr TTSX at about 3100 fps is a killing machine. Try some Big Game powder with magnum primers. Good accuracy, good velocity, and clean burning. NAGW, just a shooter and a hunter.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15061268 07/18/20
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It's my favorite deer and hog combo. NOTHING has gone more than a few steps.

The facrory Barned Vor-tx ammo shot so well out of my Tikka, i decided not to load. But as stated above, push em fast.... safely.

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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15067737 07/20/20
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I push them with a near max load of big game with excellent accuracy at 3175 fps. They do a great job on deer.

Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15068648 07/21/20
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I guess I’m old school, but I’ve always held that en elk bullet should start at 139 - 140 gr in a 7mm. Just me....


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: WAM] #15068745 07/21/20
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Yeah, I was kind of the same way--until I watched my wife shoot a huge cow in the heavy bone just above the shoulder joint a couple years ago, the elk standing quartering toward us at around 250 yards. At the shot the cow stumbled maybe 20-25 and keeled over, obviously dead on its feet.

The bullet was a 130-grain TTSX from a .308, started at around 2850 fps (about like most 150-grain .308 factory loads. It smashed through the middle of the bone, and was found under the hide toward the rear of the ribs on the other side.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15068767 07/21/20
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Because modern all-copper bullets usually retain most, if-not-all, of their weight, you can start with a lighter bullet, which means you can start at a higher velocity, and the higher velocity makes them work even more betterer. That means a 120gn bullet can be plenty for elk, and a 120gn bullet will hammer any kind of deer or pig into the next county without a bunch of unnecessary recoil.

Its win win for those who choose to keep up with evolving bullet technology.

Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: lastround] #15068790 07/21/20
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Originally Posted by lastround
The 120 gr TTSX at about 3100 fps is a killing machine. Try some Big Game powder


Agreed. I'm running about 3125 fps with mine and I've killed 25 or 30 whitetails with them from powder burn range out to 425 yards. They just kill stuff dead without a lot of meat damage.

Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15074426 07/23/20
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I've always felt the light-for-caliber mono bullets performed best and in my 308 the 130TTSX is a real buzz-saw; my bud has a 7mm-08 AI and all he shoots for deer is the 120 TTSX. I'm sure I'm just adding to what most of the others have said.


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I know the whitetail deer I shot with it last fall were no match for it! As mentioned, Barnes bullets like speed.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15078662 07/24/20
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Awesome combo. My son killed 5 deer with the 120 TTSX out of a 7-08.

Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: bonefish] #15078672 07/24/20
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Originally Posted by bonefish
Awesome combo. My son killed 5 deer with the 120 TTSX out of a 7-08.


Amazing. Have never heard of anybody killing 5 deer with another cartridge or bullet.


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Re: ttsx in the 7mm-08 [Re: reo] #15078722 07/24/20
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Dude from up north says to use 180 Hornie, kiss, find pressure,rock on. Hint

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