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    suitable alternative bullet head

    Hi all,
    Im wondering if any of you can recomend a suitable replacement for the barnes triple shock 130g bullet head in .270?
    I've tried all my usuall supppliers and cannot get them and the waiting time is now in months rather than weeks.
    I prefer this bullet head as it seems to cause the least amount of damage to pelts.So any replacement would have to be centred on good penetration and minimal pelt damage.

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    Try tim hannam I think he has some lapua naturalis in stock

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    ....... I never knew 'bullets' had 'heads' - just goes to show ..........

    Why worry about damage to pelts - are you selling them?

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    quite a few of my clients want their trophys mounted and a gaping exit hole from a ballistic tip or equivelent tends to make the taxidermist wince slightly........... and it adds to their fees.

    what do you call the pointed bit that sticks out the top of a case?
    "the top bit"! as appossed to the "flat bottom bit"!???

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    The bit that go's down the barrel is Bullet or projectile .

    Head is the the bottom of the brass case hence the markings on it are called the head stamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd7770 View Post
    ...what do you call the pointed bit that sticks out the top of a case?...
    ​A bullet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agd7770 View Post
    Hi all,
    Im wondering if any of you can recomend a suitable replacement for the barnes triple shock 130g bullet head in .270?
    I've tried all my usuall supppliers and cannot get them and the waiting time is now in months rather than weeks.
    I prefer this bullet head as it seems to cause the least amount of damage to pelts.So any replacement would have to be centred on good penetration and minimal pelt damage.
    There isn't one!

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    Cliff says he can get the 277 130 grain TTSX with a one week lead so you'd probably have them in 2 - 3 weeks.

    http://www.cliffsgunsmithing.com/Catalog_Barnes_TTSX.htm


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    i have gone back onto sierra gamekings (only until they become available again!) as i only have 20 barnes 140 gn TSX left and im saving them for the red rut when simply no other bullet will do !

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    AC Firearms are listing 130 grain Hornady GMX as in stock on the website.

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