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#5751232 - 10/26/11 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet  
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I'm thinking of trying a new bullet for my Winchester Fwt. In 7x57 caliber. I would like to try either of the Barnes TSX or TTSX in the 120 gr bullet...
My rifle will shoot the old Barnes 100gr X bullet in to 3/4" @ 100 yards, but it really fouls the barrel bad.
I'm thinking the new Barnes 120 TTSX bullet just might be the perfect 7x57 load for big N. Texas Whitetails, hogs, & the occasional Mule Deer.
If anyone has any experience with this Barnes 120gr in the 7x57, I would really appreiciate any advise & load data ! I all ready have a 280 for those of you who recommend it over the 7x57 & yes it works really well. But I love my Model 70 Featherweight in 7x57 & it is probably my favorite deer rifle! Thanks for any helpfull advice y'all can provide me with...


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#5752046 - 10/26/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: chlinstructor]  
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I'd be interested in what you cone up with. I've also got a Featherweight 7x57 and would like to try TTSX. I use 140 Partitions with IMR 4831 now.


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#5753411 - 10/27/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: ShootDogs]  
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"But I love my Model 70 Featherweight in 7x57 & it is probably my favorite deer rifle!"

I love mine as well. I just bought some 120 and 140 gr. TSX bullets for mine so I'll be followig tis thread. I'm thinking I'll be using W760 as it shows decent velocity in the Barnes manual and has worked really well regarding accuracy and velocity with other bullets I've tried.
Paul B.

#5753428 - 10/27/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: PJGunner]  
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If you rifle shoots the regular X Bullet it should like the TXS because they usually out group the regular Barnes X Bullets. I use the Sierra 160 gr BTHP and Hod 4831SC in my 7x57 for deer.


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#5754199 - 10/27/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: bea175]  
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I know it is not the TTSX but I wanted a light bullet load for my 7x57 and chose the GS Custon 120gn bullet. Over 51gn BL-C2 I get 3235fps and outstanding accuracy. Usually stick to the 160gn Woodleigh or a 160gn cast but the GS bullet is devestating on game without being destructive of retreivable meat.

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#5761410 - 10/30/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: VonGruff]  
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I run the 120 TSX in my M-77 MK II 7x57 with H-414.
It has accounted for a truckload of Whitetails,Hogs,and Coyotes.
Never needed more than one round.My load is not max,very easy on the shoulder,and just plain works.
Mike

#5761413 - 10/30/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: PJGunner]  
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Originally Posted by PJGunner
"But I love my Model 70 Featherweight in 7x57 & it is probably my favorite deer rifle!"

I love mine as well. I just bought some 120 and 140 gr. TSX bullets for mine so I'll be followig tis thread. I'm thinking I'll be using W760 as it shows decent velocity in the Barnes manual and has worked really well regarding accuracy and velocity with other bullets I've tried.
Paul B.


Pual,
You may know this,but 760,and H-414 are said to be the same powder.
Mike

#5761715 - 10/30/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: mikeone]  
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Yeah, and its said by Hodgdon.


John

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#5761724 - 10/30/11 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: Mule Deer]  
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That was told to me by a famous Gunwriter...


Same one IIRC that got me started on Barnes TSX by giving me a box of 160 grainers for my 7x57...which quickly became the " go to" bullet....


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#10456262 - 09/20/15 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: chlinstructor]  
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I loaded up to 53gn of H 414 with the 120gn TTSX in my new Featherweight Super Grade in 7x57 and yielded 3054fps with an extreme spread of 14fps and .630 MOA.

Will shoot some more to verify consistency.
John



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#10463606 - 09/21/15 Re: 7x57 & Barnes TTSX bullet [Re: chlinstructor]  
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H414 and 120TTSX in a 7x57 is like hookers and cocaine, they just go together.


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