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    Copper Bullets

    Is anyone using copper bullets on a regular basis if so, how do you rate them and where stocks them.

    Jimbo

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    just started using them in my 30 06 handloaded early days yet need to knock a few more deer over
    but i like them gonna stick with them if things carry on like they are
    regards pete

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    Been using Barnes TSX in 6.5mm extensively for stalking - last four years.

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    I have used Barnes TSX in 7mm and 308 as well as barnes XLC in 22/250. I have great confidence in them and have decided to go lead free for all my stalking as we tend to eat the venison ourselves. I have never needed more than one shot per deer and have experienced no ricochets. As many others have said before, you can use lighter bullets than usual with great effect as the mono metals penetrate deep and generally straight whilst wreaking havoc with the vitals. On targets they are as accurate as match bullets in my rifles so I don't really see a big down side to them. They are comparable in cost to other premium bullets but I easily recoup that cost in less bloodshot venison. I have just secured a shipment from reloading solutions direct but have had my local shop order in via Edgar bros in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    I have used Barnes TSX in 7mm and 308 as well as barnes XLC in 22/250. I have great confidence in them and have decided to go lead free for all my stalking as we tend to eat the venison ourselves. I have never needed more than one shot per deer and have experienced no ricochets. As many others have said before, you can use lighter bullets than usual with great effect as the mono metals penetrate deep and generally straight whilst wreaking havoc with the vitals. On targets they are as accurate as match bullets in my rifles so I don't really see a big down side to them. They are comparable in cost to other premium bullets but I easily recoup that cost in less bloodshot venison. I have just secured a shipment from reloading solutions direct but have had my local shop order in via Edgar bros in the past
    Thats it basically! Used the X and TSX for years, great bullets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man View Post
    Thats it basically! Used the X and TSX for years, great bullets!
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    Have been using the 130 grain TTSX in .308, very accurate and effective. Presently working up a load with the 50 grain GMX in my .222 but have yet to use them in the field. I couldn't get the 90 grain Nosler E-Tip to group in my .243 (1:10 twist). Will probably give the 80 grain GMX or TTSX a go.
    I will still use lead bullets for most of my deer shooting but thought it wise to be prepared in case the rules change. As for supplies, just order through your normal supplier.

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    I have changed to Barnes TTSX in my 7X57 recently. I also dropped the bullet weight to 120gns at about 3000fps. For accuracy, I found you had to do a really good barrel clean before the change over, then everything went well. I buy mine from Reloading Solutions.

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    i tryed the ttsx in my sako .308 but could hold a good group what load dater did you use powder etc and how did it work out to find the best , as wish to go copper but due to price i found the Development can be so costly with ttsx/tsx etc
    any info .
    atb
    paul

    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    I have used Barnes TSX in 7mm and 308 as well as barnes XLC in 22/250. I have great confidence in them and have decided to go lead free for all my stalking as we tend to eat the venison ourselves. I have never needed more than one shot per deer and have experienced no ricochets. As many others have said before, you can use lighter bullets than usual with great effect as the mono metals penetrate deep and generally straight whilst wreaking havoc with the vitals. On targets they are as accurate as match bullets in my rifles so I don't really see a big down side to them. They are comparable in cost to other premium bullets but I easily recoup that cost in less bloodshot venison. I have just secured a shipment from reloading solutions direct but have had my local shop order in via Edgar bros in the past

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    I don't intend to use them until I am forced to. I can't see that they offer any advantage whatsoever except for elephants and the comparative BC values are virtually prehistoric compared to the developments seen in premium bonded core bullets.

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