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Thread: Barnes ttsx reloading info 6.5 x 55 120grain

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    Barnes ttsx reloading info 6.5 x 55 120grain

    just started developing a new load using reloader 22 tried a few powder levels between 44.5g-46g barnes recomend this powder. started with a couple of thou of the lands but am strugling to get a real tight group anyone gone through the process and has any advise to offer.

    mannlicher pro hunter 20inch barrel 1in8 twist

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    Start at 20,000 of the lands. You may need to talks it back a fair bit. Think Barnes say start at 50k. Vit N160 is very good!

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    make up a batch of bullets start 20 thou off then 40 then 60 then 80,owill find a pattern or group appear,then work on the best load by 5/10 thou each way untill you get it,I found to save wasting bullets load a batch at 20 thou off and take a LEE hand press with your dies and measuring gear t the range,if the first 2 shots dont show any promise dont bother fireing a 3rd just press another 2 bullets further in and try again,once you have 2 bullets showing promis then press a 3rd and fire it into the same group,if it does the business fire a 4th and a 5th.job done you have found your seating depth without wasting time bullets and money
    there a great bullet on deer,I used to use them a lot even superb on Roe and great on African game.I dropped a hugh medal Eland bull at 300 yards with them
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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man View Post
    Start at 20,000 of the lands. You may need to talks it back a fair bit. Think Barnes say start at 50k. Vit N160 is very good!
    listen to the man he is talking sence , my tikka liked them 50 tho off the lands under N560 N160 and RL22
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    I started at 50 thou off with my 7mm and 308 and never needed to experiment further

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    Somewhere on the Barnes site they say 50 thou off the lands. I did this and loaded 45gn Reloader 22 into Federal case with Federal primer and achieved three quarter inch group at 150 yds. Rifle is a Blaser R93.

    Andy

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    Here are some pictures of a roe i shot on wednesday with 140gh barnes tsx from my 270 win , total meat loss through bullet damage 4oz not bad considering the beast ran 75m
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    leec6.5

    great pictures and typical of the TSX in my experience...can I ask a question...why have you chosen the 140 grain TSX rather than a lighter pill such as the 130 grainer? I see that the TTSX is available in 110 grains which would be interesting to say the least. I suspect it would kill like lightning in the 270. I noticed that Gregor Macleod is advertising Normal factory loads with the 110 grain TTSX

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    leec6.5

    great pictures and typical of the TSX in my experience...can I ask a question...why have you chosen the 140 grain TSX rather than a lighter pill such as the 130 grainer? I see that the TTSX is available in 110 grains which would be interesting to say the least. I suspect it would kill like lightning in the 270. I noticed that Gregor Macleod is advertising Normal factory loads with the 110 grain TTSX

    i chose 140gn because they were cheap or cheaper ! managed to get them for 25 per box (50) but also because i shoot a lot of lowland reds i find the heavier bullet works .

    i now use nothing but barnes bullets would confidently shoot anything up to dangerous game with my 270 load , i know alot of people moan that there expencive but i say you get what you pay for .

    im only running them slow and steady at 2850/2900 fps and i zero in for 150yds and ill shoot out to 300yds without thinking about it !
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    Cheers for the help

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