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#5527642 - 01/08/15 10:10 AM .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX
MoLongSpur Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
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Figured this would be a good place to post this question since you all run a lot of 25-06 down that way. Thinking of running the 80 TTSX from my 25 out to around 400 yards on whitetail that normally go 200# and under with most being under. Anybody running this bullet on deer and if so how has performance been ? Thanks for any advice or input.

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#5527664 - 01/08/15 10:22 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
redchevy Offline
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Several run it in 257 wby's. What 25 are you running? The secret to any monometal bullet is light for caliber and FAST as you can get it.

If your not going to push it well over 3k pfs I would look for another option.
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#5527680 - 01/08/15 10:29 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
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25-06. Will push it at max.

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#5527723 - 01/08/15 10:47 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
BigDad Offline
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I've used the 80 TTSX in my 257 Roberts. Chronographed at 3400+ fps. I shot a 150 lb buck just behind the shoulder quartering away from me at 125 yrds. Shot placement was good. The deer deer staggered at the shot walked a few feet laid down and expired about 4 minutes later. There was not exit but I did not recover the bullet. After that experience, I abandoned the 80 gr and went to the 100 gr TTSX as I like to full penetration. So far so good with the 100 gr.

The 80 gr was accurate (1.5" @ 200 yd), very low recoil and fast. I would be concerned using it on a heavier animal though. I know one deer does not give much information.

Hope this helps.
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#5527733 - 01/08/15 10:50 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Killed oryx, WT, Hogs, etc ranging from 50 to 300 yards with the 80gr TTSX

I have never recovered a bullet yet.

I haven't ran them yet in my 25-06, just 257wby(3850 ft/s)


Money in the 257 wby

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#5527916 - 01/08/15 11:58 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: BigDad]
MoLongSpur Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
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Originally Posted By: BigDad
I've used the 80 TTSX in my 257 Roberts. Chronographed at 3400+ fps. I shot a 150 lb buck just behind the shoulder quartering away from me at 125 yrds. Shot placement was good. The deer deer staggered at the shot walked a few feet laid down and expired about 4 minutes later. There was not exit but I did not recover the bullet. After that experience, I abandoned the 80 gr and went to the 100 gr TTSX as I like to full penetration. So far so good with the 100 gr.

The 80 gr was accurate (1.5" @ 200 yd), very low recoil and fast. I would be concerned using it on a heavier animal though. I know one deer does not give much information.

Hope this helps.

I have thought about the 100 as well but figured at the 25-06 velocities the 80 should have a bit of shock to it. Just trying to get a feel before I commit to either weight. I know field results are what I need but a couple of deer a year are all I get and that isn't much to judge on.

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#5528454 - 01/08/15 03:40 PM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
Revoman Offline
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I shot the Barnes 90gr out of my 257AI for a while. Was pushing it over 3600. I went back to Nosler Partions 100gr.
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#5528531 - 01/08/15 04:18 PM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: BOBO the Clown]
WTGuide Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Killed oryx, WT, Hogs, etc ranging from 50 to 300 yards with the 80gr TTSX

I have never recovered a bullet yet.

I haven't ran them yet in my 25-06, just 257wby(3850 ft/s)


Money in the 257 wby

Just got a 257 wby for Christmas...trying to figure out what is the best. Lot's of guys say the 110 accubond is best all around. At this point I cannot get the kind of group I like with them....verdit still out for me...

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#5528616 - 01/08/15 04:55 PM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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The 110 AB factory load is the only Factory load that doesn't shoot well in mine also.

100gr SP, 100 tsx and 80gr TTSX all shoot sub MOA in mine. With that said mine is a Remington

Honestly don't think there is a bad bullet in the wby factory ammo line as long as your smart with shot placement. IE don't use the 87 SP on thick bone or the 80gr TTSX at 800 yards etc


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#5528672 - 01/08/15 05:24 PM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Try the 110 grain accubond loaded by nosler instead of weatherby

My mark v shoots them pretty decent
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#5529386 - 01/09/15 12:04 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: txtrophy85]
WTGuide Offline
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Loc: Hondo, TX
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Try the 110 grain accubond loaded by nosler instead of weatherby

My mark v shoots them pretty decent


That's what I have started with. I can't seem to get it tighter than 2". My expectations for my Mark V are higher and I think they should be. I even had my son ( very good shooter) shoot it and no difference.
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#5529388 - 01/09/15 12:07 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: BOBO the Clown]
WTGuide Offline
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Registered: 07/04/08
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
The 110 AB factory load is the only Factory load that doesn't shoot well in mine also.

100gr SP, 100 tsx and 80gr TTSX all shoot sub MOA in mine. With that said mine is a Remington

Honestly don't think there is a bad bullet in the wby factory ammo line as long as your smart with shot placement. IE don't use the 87 SP on thick bone or the 80gr TTSX at 800 yards etc



Once get the 110 accubonds shot I plan on trying the 100 gr tsx. I appreciate all the input. This really helps
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#5529458 - 01/09/15 06:14 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
MoLongSpur Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
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Asking about the TTSX not so much the Accubond.

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#5547936 - 01/17/15 01:40 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
MoLongSpur Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
Posts: 16
Figured this would get more attention. TTT

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#5549667 - 01/18/15 11:13 AM Re: .257 80 grain Barnes TTSX [Re: MoLongSpur]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 292
Loc: Allen Texas
This is a picture of an 80 gr. TTSX out of o 250 Savage 15" Encore pistol. Recovered from a 150 lb pig shot straight on. I don't know the velocity but boar dropped in his tracks. I like the bullet.

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