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The advantages Spit-Fire and Spit-Fire TMZ bullets provide are higher BC values and flatter trajectories for shooting at longer ranges. I've found it to be very accurate and have shot 12 deer and 20 or so hogs with the load.

What is the TSX Bullet and what does it do? But for real world hunting distance which is or has been under 350-400 yards for all but the more elite skilled and very heavily practiced riflemen this 2000fps level is not a big problem.

Barnes TSX, TTSX, and LRX share the same all-copper design resulting in virtually 100% weight retention.

The result is considerably less damage to valuable pelts. Retained weights of the both bullets was almost 100% and of course at the excellent level. Complete penetration, virtually 100-percent weight retention and four razor-sharp cutting petals that double bullet diameter means the new Tipped TSX creates more internal damage than any competing bullet. Also, will the .45 bullet stand up to .454 Casull velocities in both. However, the VARMIN-A-TOR features a thin tapered jacket with scored nose, wrapped around the highly explosive DETON-A-TOR™ lead core.

Phone: (435) 856-1000 38 Frontage Rd Mona, UT 84645, General Inquiries Email Address: What is the difference between the VARMIN-A-TOR™ and the Varmint Grenade®?

I have wondered if barnes builds these to expand a little easier at the lower speeds of the blackout.

That was part of why I liked the Partition in my 243 as a kid, I may not have always had a great blood trail or gaping exit hole, but I always had an exit with some sort of leakage and the vitals were generally wrecked.

The muzzle velocity, time of flight to target and distance to target then goes to a computer programmed to use this and other variables including temperature, humidity, altitude and barometric pressure to determine the actual BC of the bullet. Posts: 4,742.

About right. Because our TSX Bullets are solid copper and have a specially engineered nose cavity, it is nearly impossible for them not to expand.

Toll-Free: (800) 574-9200 If you feel uncomfortable shooting a compressed load, we would suggest choosing a faster-burning powder on the list.

These are all-copper X Bullets.

I've never had to really track an animal so I'm not complaining. They won't expand that much from lung shots at the same velocity. A little off topic, but they look about the same from the other end of the velocity spectrum.

Their history starts from the year 1932. SAKO75 OP. Pitting or etching in your barrel may occur if you do let it soak over a long period of time. Regular cup/core bullets would sometimes leave more impressive exits with more blood to track by, but when they did not exit, there was often no blood at all.

OP. Firearm manufacturers are working on standardizing these dimensions. All-copper TSX Bullets typically give better accuracy when seated off the lands and grooves (the rifling in the barrel). The TTSX differs from the TSX in that it features a re-engineered nose cavity that accommodates a polymer tip.

for target and competition shooters. For every single big game animal shot at 400 yards there is probably many thousands shot at a shorter range. The Barnes TSX bullet was introduced in 2003 and they say it has become their most popular hunting bullet. This contributes to better retained velocity downrange.

Historically, .50 caliber muzzleloading rifles have bore diameters ranging from .495″ to .504″.

Register Log In Home Forums Ask The Gunwriters Barnes TTSX low velocity expansion test: Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Barnes TTSX low velocity expansion test #8393137 12/25/13: Joined: Dec 2003. Hydraulic pressure causes TSX Bullets to open as soon as they strike tissue. I guess the other question to ask is what would happen to that bullet (130gr ttsx) at 308 win speeds. How do your Banded Solids differ from other Barnes Solids?

This is covered in Volume II of the 6.5 Grendel Reloading Handbooks on Page 49.

Barnes' TSX Bullet offers all the deadly effectiveness of the time-proven X Bullet. I would probably want around 2000 fps or faster impact velocity.

They're very good bullets when they work well; speed helps them work. Here's an email I sent to Barnes, as well as their response: Seems as if they have prudently been made a bit less optimistic than the basic design was once thought to be. It’s designed for cartridges with short magazines such as the .300 WSM and .300 Win Mag. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. If you have a custom-throated barrel, you should be aware of it.

The .375 200-grain Original bullet is intended for the .375 Winchester; the cannelure ring would be in the wrong place to properly seat the bullet in a .38/55 rifle. However, because these bullets do not expand, shot placement is vitally important. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I can't answer your question about recoil but the FX-3 3x is a bit easier to mount on a long action IMO. Barnes now measures BC values over 300 yards (they were formerly measured over a distance of 100 yards). Sometimes, the air you 'let in'matters less than the air you 'let out'. Plastic tips tend to over come this somewhat. We want to give our thanks to our reader who sent these .375″ Barnes TSX 270gr bullets for us to test in our Hard-Hitting Shooting Lab.

While lead-core bullets expand into a relatively smooth mushroom shape, the frontal section of the TSX peels back to form four sharp-edged copper petals.

For greater than 350 yards, the Berger Bullets or the Sierras are much better for their long range rotational expansion characteristics given the sectional density medium and the ogive of their high ballistic coefficient bullets and design for spin with greater twist rate barrels as a function of weight and velocity. Thanks, Ive killed exactly one deer with an 80gner out of my 250AI at about 70 yrds.

Run a dry patch on a jag or nylon brush down the bore when finished to ensure any excess CR-10 is wiped out. CR-10, along with most other copper-cleaning solvents, contains ammonia to remove the copper. The Varmint Grenade® is based on a lead-free projectile design developed for military applications. The TTSX has relatively thick copper surrounding the expansion cavity.

When Barnes tested several slower-burning powders such as H4198, and RL-7, these two powders gave pressures similar to those produced by black powder and Pyrodex.

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However, muzzleloading rifles do exist that aren’t suitable for our bullets.

Testing was made by reloading the bullets to the 375 H&H Magnum cartridges. What twist rates work best with your muzzleloading bullets?

They won't expand that much from lung shots at the same velocity. without sacrificing terminal performance.

When they strike large game, they track very straight and deliver maximum penetration.

Oddly, I've found the entrance wounds to be larger.

The TSX has proven to be one of the most accurate hunting bullets available–a fact countless shooters have confirmed. The bullet with impact velocity of 766m/s (2513fps) penetrated 76cm (29,9″) of wet newspapers, and the bullet with impact velocity of 619m/s (2031fps) penetrated 74cm (29,1″). Copper is relatively hard. Copper is relatively hard.

I've shot a lot of animals from small to large and at distances to 350 yds with TTSX bullets.


Think of a bullet shot into water as an over expansion scenario.

We have fired thousands of TSX Bullets through our barrels without seeing any unusual wear.

AHA!! Features include all-copper construction, no fragmentation, rapid expansion, 28% deeper penetration than lead-core bullets, and maximum weight retention. But to the results! P. Obey lawful commands.

Think of a bullet shot into water as an over expansion scenario. Why are Barnes Solids offered in a spitzer configuration? Or if the 150 ttsx would expand about the same at 1900 fps. Because of mutiple grooves machined into the shanks of TSX bullets, less bullet area comes in contact with the bore. No. C.S.A. Further than that, I would look at these.

Yes, in most instances TSX Bullets will completely penetrate deer-sized game. We recovered one bullet from the 450 yard chest shot, which reached the hide on the far side. Required fields are marked *. The wound channels can be seen below. TSX Bullets are known for their superb penetration. Barnes has made slight changes to the geometry of many of its bullets, most notably in the shape of the ogive. The Spit-Fire design is slightly easier to load than the original Expander MZ bullet. The newer bullets tend to be more reliable, though I never had an issue personally with the old ones.

I guess I just need to make sure the animal is on the muzzle side of 2000 ft/second.

customerservice@barnesbullets.com For example, our .50 caliber MZ bullet may be too tight for a .495″ bore, and fit too loosely in a .504″ bore.

Posts: 4,742. Sometimes, the air you 'let in'matters less than the air you 'let out'. Which .38/55 bullet should I use — .375″ or .377″?

Can XPB pistol bullets be used in my muzzleloading rifle? The answer is, of course, No. As long as you clean your barrel frequently, there is no way TSX bullets will wear out your barrel any faster than other bullets.

Our MZ Aligner Tool is designed to seat the bullet in proper alignment with the axis of the bore. Yes. Your rifle’s bore may be dirty. Looking to take my 8mm06AI out west this fall, for Elk. Thanks

How does your data compare to other manufacturers’ data? Our tests have shown that TSX bullets can be expected to penetrate 28 percent deeper than lead-core bullets. They simply can't open as readily when the speeds get lower. Even when they penetrate completely through game, these bullets create a very large wound channel and cause massive shock to the animal’s system. Instead of flowing from the front to the base of the bullet, the copper material expands into the grooves. It is best suited for cartridges such as the .308 Winchester, .30-06 and .300 Weatherby. © 2020, Barnes Bullets, LLC.

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Fax: (435) 856-1040 Of course I'd be slinging 110gr TTSX's out of that rig if going for speed.


They resist deformation so well some hunters have actually retrieved these bullets from game and reused them on later hunts. Ballistic tests in gelatin show good bullet expansion within the first inch of penetration. The rings also alter barrel harmonics, greatly improving accuracy. Four razor-sharp cutting petals expand to double the bullet’s original diameter to create a very long and wide wound channel. By reloading you can push it even higher velocities and adjust desired impact velocity for example to the 50 meters. In this case, the best way for you to know whether your rifle needs a .375″ or .377″ diameter bullet is to check with the rifle manufacturer or slug the bore.

XPB loading data can be found in the Barnes Reloading Manual #4 or on the Barnes website.

Many customers are purchasing sabots from MMP (phone1-870-741-5019) and using them to load XPB bullets in muzzleloading rifles and getting great results.

Some fairly pronounced secant ogives have been changed to provide more tangent ogives.

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