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Old 06-22-2013, 02:42 AM
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Lately been using SST's But only because of the cost of TSX. (I am in NZ, stuff costs a lot down here.)
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:52 PM
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I started using Barnes TSX bullets back in 2005 when I booked a Cape Buffalo hunt in Zimbabwe. I built a .375 RUM for that hunt and worked up a load for it with 300 gr TSX bullets at 2830 fps. Those bullets worked great on everything that I shot with them from a 130 lb Bushbuck to a 1500+ lb Buffalo (my avatar pic). The only bullet that we recovered was the one from my Buffalo, and it was a perfect Barnes advertised mushroom.

I also took that .375 RUM to South Africa in 2007 for a plains game hunt. For that hunt I developed a load with 270 gr TSX bullets at 3040 fps. Those bullets also performed very well on a variety of plains game animals from a couple of 30 lb Steenboks to a 600 lb Kudu. Most of the shots were complete pass throughs, but I did recover one from the Kudu and it was also the classic Barnes mushroom after going almost full length of the bull from shoulder through the opposite hip.

Both the 270 gr and 300 gr TSX bullets shoot 3 shot moa groups from my Rem 700 .375 RUM.

In 2009 I finally built a rifle that I have been wanting for about 40 years, a .300 Weatherby. Its a Vanguard that I restocked in AA Fancy Walnut plus a few other modifications. Because I had good performance with TSX bullets in my .375 RUM, I decided to try them in my .300 Wby. Both 168 gr at 3290 fps and 180 gr at 3190 fps shoot 3 shot moa in my rifle.

In 2010 I used my .300 Wby with the 168 gr TSX loads on an Exotic hunt in West Texas. The 3 animals that I shot were almost instant one shot kills with all bullets were complete pass throughs with .30 caliber entrance holes and quarter size exit holes.

I also used that .300 Wby/168 gr TSX on a 5 point Montana bull elk that year. Again the 168 gr TSX bullet completely passed through the bull with a caliber size entrance hole and a quarter size exit, and the bull took three steps and fell dead.

Last summer while I was preparing for another South African hunt, I ran out of 168 gr TSX bullets, and I could only find 168 gr TTSX bullets. At 3250 fps, they shoot 3 shots touching at 100 yds.

On that hunt I shot 5 plains game animals from a Sable bull at 40-50 yds to a Klipspringer at 314 yds. Three of the bullets completely passed through the animals, and we recovered the other two. Both of those bullets opened to the classic Barnes mushroom, but one evidently hit a bone and broke one petal off.

Next March, my girlfriend will be going with me on a hunt in New Zealand. I will be hunting with my .300 Wby and my 168 gr TTSX handloads.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:34 AM
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Have been looking at my March bookings... your name is not Larry by chance?
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:10 PM
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No, I'm Kurt. I booked with Gary Herbert.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:22 PM
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I been using barnes in all my rifles but one of them for awhile now they have worked perfect on everything from hogs and whitetail and hae shot multiple exotics with them also from red stag to oryx and all but one animal never took more then one step and accuracy from the barenes vortex in .300 rum in my sendero rifle is amazing
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:52 PM
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been using them for around twenty years now and have no complaints
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:14 PM
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Great bullets and great performance. Also if you shoot factory ammo try winchester xp3. It's kind of a reverse trophy bonded bear claw. It's solid copper up front and lead core in back. They are bad a** bullets
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:06 PM
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Default Show me an exit wound.

Anyone,

Show me an exit wound from an X bullet that hit a deer broadside in the heart - lung area.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:01 PM
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Barnes 458SOCOM 300gr Triple Shock Tipped X bullet at about 1900fps MV.

EXIT ENTRANCE

HEART
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:39 PM
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Barnes bullets get the job done and retain their mass even if they hit an elk right in the shoulder...excellent accurate ammo if your rifle likes them.
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