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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:38 am 
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I would like make a special request for Burt, our local gun guru :!: :idea:
In our lost forums, may they rest in peace, we had a most useful topic which held an enormous wealth of information on reloading the BARNES TSX - TTSX.
Many of us are aware they require a different skill set than our normal cup bullets.

BURT, could you PLEASE give a good summery on the TIPS for reloading this bullet for it's greatest accuracy.

We know you are a wealth of knowledge, :D
You can do it :idea:

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Umm, what's a bullet ? :lol:

Ok ok....the biggest thing about getting decent accuracy from Barnes bullets is - the seating depth.
Barnes bullets are usually pretty touchy when it comes to the amount of jump to the start of
the rifling. You could see groups go from really bad to really good, simply based on the seating
depth factor alone. Barnes has stated that a jump of 50 to 70 thousandths usually provides the
best accuracy. This is generally the opposite of conventional cup and lead core bullets.
Often times conventional bullets shoot better the closer they are to the rifling.
( Not always even then however. Absolutes are hard to come by in this game. )

From a safety stand point alone, a solid copper bullet like a Barnes should not be very close to the rifling anyway.
To do so will increase chamber pressure, compared to when the solid bullet has a jump to the rifling.
Even with conventional bullets, powder charges usually have to be reduced when the bullets are close to,
or touching the rifling.

If possible, start with the Barnes suggested over all loaded cartridge length.
Now, another thing regarding that - the TSX and the TTSX Barnes bullets of the same caliber
and weight do not always use the same seating depth to shoot well.
This is because the shape of the TSX and TTSX bullets up front may not be the same.
( The bullet ogive ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogive


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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Yep, if you'll remember some time back when I was provided a box of Barnes for my 300 win mag. Well, doing what I knew to do I seated the bullets the same as I did my Hornady bullets, close to the "lands".
Durn if they wouldn't even stay on the target, my shotgun with buckshot would do better at 100 yrds :lol:
I wrote them off as sorry as sorry can get.
It took some prodding but I was offered more TTSX a year or so later, along with some loading tips - and Barnes own recommendations / instructions.
http://www.barnesbullets.com

the results, over the years, have impressed the heck out of me. Reliability, consistent performance and downright bad-to-tha-bone accuracy is Barnes delivers. Not to mention the deep impact and driving penetration.
When it comes to hogs and hog abatement, I show no mercy. My job is to kill, kill as many as possible with no prejudice. Barnes can deliver multiple kills with one single shot/bullet.
My current record is with a 338 win mag (210 gn TSX -- 3 kills (all 3 DRT - laid down like dominoes) with one shot and all 3 hogs were between 150 and 200 pounds. The bullet did exit the 3rd hog.
Also had a 2 DRT with one shot at KLEIN farm at 2012 TEXASBOARS GET-TOGETHER. Both hogs were around 160 to 180 pounds. Fell down dead like dominoes.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:54 pm 
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With my 300 Win Mag and 160 GN TTSX the ogive is actually seated past the case mouth :!:
That was/is following the instructions provided by Barnes.
Consistently provides 1 to 1.25 MOA

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:32 am 
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You mean 168 grain TTSX, right ?


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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I got lucky the first time out, I cheated though, I have Burt on speed dial :mrgreen:


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