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Which bullet do you prefer?

  • Barnes TSX 250gr

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Barnes TSX 300gr

    Votes: 8 80.0%
  • Hornady Monoflex 250gr

    Votes: 1 10.0%

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I've been shooting the 300 TSX-FN for awhile now. I use H4198 to give me 2,000 ft/sec in a Starline case. I have shot many 100yds groups that came in under 1". The 300 TSX flew right through every deer out to 100yds, which was my farthest kill with this bullet. A 300lb bear managed to stop one after it went through his shoulder and lodged into his spine. The bullet was expanded just like all the photos except that one of the petals had sheared off. The Barnes 300 TSX is an excellent bullet in the 45-70.
 

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I've been shooting the 300 TSX-FN for awhile now. I use H4198 to give me 2,000 ft/sec in a Starline case. I have shot many 100yds groups that came in under 1". The 300 TSX flew right through every deer out to 100yds, which was my farthest kill with this bullet. A 300lb bear managed to stop one after it went through his shoulder and lodged into his spine. The bullet was expanded just like all the photos except that one of the petals had sheared off. The Barnes 300 TSX is an excellent bullet in the 45-70.
Hi Charlie!

I also use Starline for all my "non-monoflex" reloads. What is your barrel length? and how much grain of powder do you use?

Cheers!
 

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Good Stuff Audran - The Barnes VorTx 300's are my go to for most hunting here in the USA. MV is slightly lower than your load, accuracy is similar to your results. Barnes makes a 350 grain X bullet for Buffalo Bore, I wish it were available to the general public - I like the higher; sectional density, BC and penetration.
 

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VG video, thanx. I've been using copper (Hornady 250g.Monoflex) for the past 3 years. Deadly accurate with less recoil, fun to shoot with 43g. of IMR 4198.
 

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VG video, thanx. I've been using copper (Hornady 250g.Monoflex) for the past 3 years. Deadly accurate with less recoil, fun to shoot with 43g. of IMR 4198.
Hey Thanks I'll add this to my future test list :) I never shot with IMR 4198, I used lots of H322 in the past with great results, but I need to experiment more.
 

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I've been using the Barnes 250 .452 with a sabot in my .50 muzzle gun with outstanding results. Only one recovered bullet at a long distance shot. Bang Flop. I'd use a 300 if shooting above 2,000 fps.
 

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Hi Charlie!
I also use Starline for all my "non-monoflex" reloads. What is your barrel length? and how much grain of powder do you use?
Cheers!
1895 SBL w/ 18.5" bbl. I was using 48.0gr H4198. Last time over the chronograph read 1,970 ft/sec with a SD of 3
I shot many, many sub 1" groups at 100yds with that load.
 

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I have used all 3 of the Barnes bullets. Accuracy was great for all of them. I used the 300 gr TTSX in a .458 Socom at 1800 FPS and it performed excellant on deer. I used the 300 gr TSX in my Ruger #1 on black bear and it went from the left front shoulder to right ham and stopped under the skin. It lost a pedal but the rest remained intact. It was loaded to Ruger velocities. I have also shot deer with 250 gr TSX out of my Marlin 1895. I had them loaded to 2400 FPS and they were explosive. No recovered bullets but a lot of damage if hitting bone and solid meat. Just my experience.
Have a great day.
Jim
 
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