Barnes 30 cal 165 GR TTSX BT on game

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  1. Code4

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    This is the most accurate projectile in my Vanguard .300 Weatherby.
    Who has used this projectile and what game have you used it on ?
     

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    My absolute favorite bullet of all times. I can’t speak for the Weatherby as I don’t care for Weatherby mags ( not saying there is anything wrong with them just a preference thing) but..... out of my 308s, 30-06, and 300WM the 165 TTSX is amazing. I’ve killed everything from whitetail, mule deer, and hogs to the ________(fill in the blank here) exotics. Between myself, my kids, guides, and clients this is probably the most common and without a doubt most effective bullet I have experience with and the TTSX is the only hunting bullet I load anymore.
     

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    My go to projectile in the 300WSM. Taken scores of Sambar stags here in Australia as well African plains up to and including Giraffe.
     
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    I have used that specific bullet precisely once and taken a Sable.
    Accurate and effective.
     
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    Love this bullet. It has served me well on whitetail, hogs, and African plains game.
     
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    That bullet out of my .300wm has killed over 17 plains game animals up to and including eland. In the states the biggest was a Kentucky Elk. Great bullet and if it shoots accurately out of your gun use it for everything.
     
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    I used the 168 grain bullet in a 30-06 to take eight animals in Namibia. Smallest was a springbok, largest were two kudu and a zebra. None went more than a couple/few paces.
     
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    In a 300WSM used it to take zebra,waterbuck,warthog,springbok,diker, all one shot kills and it is very accurate in my R93 where it really dislikes 180gr bullets of any make. But that said I don’t need any heavier weight the way the 165ttsx works.
     
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    With that bullet...

    Impala
    Blesbok
    Gemsbok
    Blue wildebeest
    Zebra
    Warthog
    Another impala
    Sable
    Kudu

    Tons of TX hogs
    A couple of white tail
    Cow elk

    It’s the only projectile I load for all of my 308’s, 30-06, and 300 H&H
     
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    So far only used the Barnes 165TTSX out of my 300 WM on two animals. A Texas Dall a little over 200+ yards and a coyote at 18+ yards. Both at Gizmo’s. I switched to it after good success with the 150 Barnes TTSX in my 30-06. It will be used for antelope, mule deer and elk this year if I draw tags.
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    By all means they have proven themselves to be highly effective on game and I’ve yet to find a rifle that doesn’t fly them down range very accurately
     
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    Oops! The coyote was at 180+ yards. For such a bullet to expand so well at that distance in a coyote’s chest, I was amazed!
     

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    Some of it is in seating depth. For whatever reason I have found the TTSX likes a little bullet jump
     
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    I’ve found that with all Barnes TSX , TTSX and solids like a little jump also helps reduce pressure spike.
     
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    This is all my dad uses in his .30-06 Remington Semi Auto rifle . Taken more white tails with that bullet than l ever did with my .22 Savage High - Power , my .375 H&H or my 10 gauge Browning .
     

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