Barnes Tipped Triple-Shock® X-Bullets
I've been reloading Barnes TSX & TTSX for several years now. I loaded the 120gr TTSX (.264 Win Mag) and the 168gr TSX (300 Win Mag) For an African safari with my son. I used the .264 Win on large game the size of kudu, zebra, gemsbok, to smaller stuff like impala, warthogs. etc. all were one shot kills and bullet performance was exceptional. Although I did get slightly better accuracy with Hornady's 140gr SST I found out the hard way on one gemsbok. (Perfect shot but bullet grenaded with little penetration and required a follow up with a Barnes) Remember to go down in bullet weight when using Barnes solids.
A bit pricey for range shooting (I can get double the amount of Hornadys for the same price) but can't be beat in the field
April 7, 2013
Best Hunting Bullet
In my opinion, it is hard to beat the TTSX as a hunting bullet. Great for handloaders as you can load at lower pressures and equate higher velocities. The terminal performance I have witnessed on everything from large African animals to deer is outstanding.
The only consideration when hunting is making sure what is behind your target ,as the bullet is so efficient, it seems to pass through and keep going.
I have used accubonds, a-frames, and others. Hard to beat the all copper performance and remain compliant these days no matter where you hunt.
November 16, 2010
We use to use other similar products, and my hunting buddy stayed after me for three years to switch to BARNES BULLETS. They are solid copper no lead filler, plus you do not have to worry about the bullet fragments in your game meat.
Yes, you are correct they are expensive, however the
sweet success of your hunt is a lifetime memory.
POOR QUALITY OF OTHER BULLETS ARE LONG REMBERED, HOWEVER THE SWEET SUCCESS OF HARVESTING YOUR GAME WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR MANY YEARS, AND YEARS TO COME.
BARNES THE GO TO SUCCESS BULLET PEOPLE.
BUY BARNES AND ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR HUNT.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA.
June 22, 2012
Barnes Tipped TSX Bullets
I have reloaded Barnes X bullets since 1995.
Recently, I reload both 30-06 and .240Wby cartridges with the Tipped TSX (TTSX). I found in both instances when reloaded just below max recommended grains, that produced the best accuracy in my rifles.
I have not taken an animal yet, but the experience with the old Barnes X bullet tells me their performance regarding penetration, expansion and weight retention should be similar. Fouling is no greater than with other bullets. Plus, I regularly clean the barrel after every 10 rounds anyway. I can see what the bullet does from a clean barrel and then a slightly fouled barrel, which to my experience, duplicates my hunting.
I'm exited to have a slightly more accurate projectile, especially for the long range 240 Wby.
January 25, 2011