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"Newish" Barnes 6.5mm 130 gr TSX-BT #16039788 04/29/21
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Not at work so can't determine just how old/new this bullet is. I was thinking our 130 gr 6.5mm TSX has a flat base, which I was correct, but then last night I was running pre qualification for a run of our "new" 130 gr TSX with a BT. The FB TSX has a .365 BC, not exactly a bullet for this LR crowd but the new BT version's BC is .411. Still, may not be a cup of tea for this crowd but for the shooters who like, maybe even prefer the TSX platform...... From what I saw in the data last night the lower velocity functioning/expansion velocity is 1800 fps. Just now looked and their is data for the new bullet on our website for the 6.5 PRC and 6.5 Creedmoor, though basically they just seem to lump it together with the 127 LRX and 130 TSX-FB.

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Alan

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Re: "Newish" Barnes 6.5mm 130 gr TSX-BT [Re: GSSP] #16272666 07/22/21
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GSSP,

Honest question. Why does Barnes make TSX bullets in calibers under .338"? The TTSX and LRX versions seem to be much more popular, the BC's are better and expand more reliably.

Obviously Barnes must sell a few, but I've yet to run into a Barnes shooter that shoots TSX over TTSX.

Thanks for your response in advance!

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I wish ya'll would bring back the 90 grain TSX or XBT whatever it was called in .257. That bullet shoots sub .5 MOA in my Model 70 FWT in 257 Roberts and it has killed literally dozens of critters. Only one has taken more than a step. I've tried the 100 gr and the 85 grain and can't get them to shoot near as well.


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Re: "Newish" Barnes 6.5mm 130 gr TSX-BT [Re: GSSP] #16273492 07/22/21
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Honest answer. I have no idea why. I prep brass, seat primers, charge powder, seat bullets and then shoot guns all day, or night as it is now. I have zilch to do with what and why we make what we make. Occasionally I get in on some R&D projects, trouble shooting, etc. I know this. We are running balls to walls, 24/7, at least Mon thru Friday with an extra 12 hr day crew coming in Friday through Sunday.

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I understand and envy your job! Do me a favor and work up some load data for that new 6.5 bullet in a 6.5x284! I just picked up a Savage LR Hunter and that new bullet may just be the ticket!!

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The Match Burners shoot tiny groups in my rifles. Curious how they perform on game.


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