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Old 12-04-2010, 07:36 AM
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The XP3 is basically a slightly redesigned Winchester Failsafe. They have been performing well for a very long time.....and just like the Barnes they are expensive.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:43 PM
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What are they made of? Copper?
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Nalgi View Post
Barnes are not new out west, they are just expensive. Since CA went nonlead, 4 years ago Barnes had all the market for a couple of years. We have had EXCELLENT success with converting to Barnes. Sub 1" groups in all calibers is the norm. However, the Varmint Grenade is a bust. the Nosler BT non lead is the best bullet we have found in the under 60 grain bullets (40 gr. .223 and the 55 gr. .243 are sub 1/2" shooters). One other thing. You have to use the Barnes reloading data or you will not get good results.
Not all of Cali, only the "condor range"...
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:04 PM
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We killed 2 bulls /2cows and a buck in Colorado this season all with tsx 225gr .338 's, all died within 20 yds , my bull I shot in the chest at 224yds and the bullet travelled thru and shattered his hip, useing reloads we are shooting sub MOA at 100 yds
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:28 PM
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I always used factory loads with Nosler Partitian and switched to Barnes TSX. I found the accuracy in my guns to be better with the TSX and the impact on an animal is incredible. I have been using them for the past 6 years.

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:30 PM
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I got a chuckle out of this one ....I've got some barnes bullets that I bought back in 1995 or 96 if not before, the 150's I bought work great on mulies out of my .300 H&H
I really don't like the way they group out of my .338 though, but I'm still playin with the loads a bit also
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:12 PM
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Funny how different guns react to bullets. I always liked the kill performance of nosler partitians but didn't get the accuracy I always wanted from them. I tried the TSX and they were better on the range. The kill performance was something I picked up on after quite a few animals from yotes to deer, caribou and elk. My next gun will be a .338 win mag and I'll try TSX out on that but if I have the same experience as you I'll try something else.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Funny how different guns react to bullets. I always liked the kill performance of nosler partitians but didn't get the accuracy I always wanted from them. I tried the TSX and they were better on the range. The kill performance was something I picked up on after quite a few animals from yotes to deer, caribou and elk. My next gun will be a .338 win mag and I'll try TSX out on that but if I have the same experience as you I'll try something else.

I havn't given up yet!!!! LOL!!!!!! I will get it dialed in just seems to be taking longer.... or my memories shot .......LOL!!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:59 AM
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those newbies that paper bullets are the best.
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