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For the last several years, I have been using Barnes TTSX, mostly a .308 Win with the 130 TTSX. A case full of Varget with a F210 0.010” off the lands works well in multiple different rifles. Velocity is 3100 from 24” and a below max load.

After lots of pigs and a good number of deer with uniformly excellent results, the TTSX has become my go to choice for hunting bullets.

Definitely recommend giving the 130 a try. It is pleasant to shoot and the terminal results are consistently excellent.

Here is my wife shooting culls last year with a .308 Win and the 130 TTSX.

This cut in the brush is about 20 feet wide. Sorry for the low res phone video.



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I shoot the same bullet over H4198 in my 300 Savage. They're a bit spendy, but very accurate and effective.

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Yeah I have also had great results with a 130gr TTSX bullet over 45 grains of Varget but this year I am going to try some 130gr Shock Hammers just for chits and giggles.......Hb

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“Fake News”......everyone knows that Barnes bullets just pass through without immediately killing the animal! 😉 memtb


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I’ve had good luck with the 130 Triple Shock too but the TTSX wasn’t quite as accurate in my rifle.


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The 130TTSX/308win is a great combo, much like the 120gr 7mm-08 version. Moderate recoil, good trajectory for medium range hunting, and great penetration. Generally not the pickiest for accuracy.


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My daughter, Taylor, has had great luck with the 130 TTSX in her 308 win! Like JPro said, it is a great combo!

She uses her own handholds- 45.0 gr. IMR 4895 gives her a chrono of 2947 in her 24" Vanguard.

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Is there much difference between these and a 130 in a .270 as it relates to trajectory and effectiveness on game out to 400 yards?

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I haven't used them yet but I played around with them and found an extremely accurate load that I'll try on whitetails here in TX in the next few months.
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I expect them to be deadly. And yes, I know I spelled Barnes wrong.


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Originally Posted by klong67
My daughter, Taylor, has had great luck with the 130 TTSX in her 308 win! Like JPro said, it is a great combo!

She uses her own handholds- 45.0 gr. IMR 4895 gives her a chrono of 2947 in her 24" Vanguard.

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Cool pics and interesting terrain there.


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Originally Posted by Leatherneck
Is there much difference between these and a 130 in a .270 as it relates to trajectory and effectiveness on game out to 400 yards?


There shouldn't be much. BC of the 130gr TTSX .308 isn't far off a plain flat-base .277 130gr spitzer like a Powerpoint or Core-Lokt.


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Thanks JPro

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I use them in a 300 Savage, hammers pigs!

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I think they at their best when pushed hard...out of a Win. 70 Classic 22" Tac powder am getting 3170fps and out to 400 yds it getting there in a hurry. Only drops little over 3" at 300 so that is 270 speed. Working on a 150 load with CFE223 that will push them 3000 per second..

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I’d love to see a ballistic chart that has a .270 with a 3” drop at 300yds.

300 yds is more like an 8” drop out of a .270 or a .308 for that matter.


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Maybe he meant MOA rather than inches? Both drop about 3.5 MOA at 300 yards for both .308 and .270 with 130 TTSX’s at 3100.

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Originally Posted by Winnie70
I think they at their best when pushed hard...out of a Win. 70 Classic 22" Tac powder am getting 3170fps and out to 400 yds it getting there in a hurry. Only drops little over 3" at 300 so that is 270 speed. Working on a 150 load with CFE223 that will push them 3000 per second..


130 gr TTSX-50.2 gr TAC in Lapua case fired from Winchester Model 70 SS Classic Featherweight = 3,163 FPS.
~1.9" high at 100 yards
~4.3" low at 300 yards

150 gr TTSX-47 gr Varget in Hornady case fired from a Winchester Model 70 SS Extreme Weather = 2,894 FPS
~2.4" high at 100 yards
~5" low at 300 yards
No dialing required from the end of my barrel to 300 yards. Just aim and kill stuff. Like it is supposed to be.

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lynntelk, out of my Win 70 SS Extreme Weather ( 92 model I believe) 130 gr TTSX at 50.4 gr TAC in Winchester case am getting about the same FPS, but at 2 1/2" high at 100 it is 3 1/2" low at 300. The 150 gr TTSX and CFE223 am close to 3000 FPS. Good elk load in a 308.


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Blueboy, I had a large amount of Varget, so I stayed with that in the 150 gr. load. I have plans when/if supplies return, to upgrade my 150 gr load. I don’t plan to change a thing with the 130 gr load in the other rifle. Matter of fact, it’s turning into my new favorite rifle. I dropped the barreled action into a McMilan Edge. It’s easy to carry and shoots small groups. I don’t know what else I need.

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The 130 TTSX works fine on both deer and elk in the .308. This is a big cow my wife took in 2017 at around 250 yards, and the bullet wasn't started nearly as fast as a 130 .270. She tends to get recoil headaches, even with the brake on her custom rifle, so I loaded them to around 2900 fps. The elk was quartering toward us, and the bullet broke the near (left) shoulder, just above the big shoulder joint. The cow staggered maybe 20-25 yards, obviously done for, before falling. We found the bullet under the hide over the ribs on the right side.

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