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#6126468 - 01/08/16 08:33 PM still looking for a good ammo
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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Ok so I tested 3 or 4 different brands and combos of ammo and saw very close results out of each. So now it would really come down to what hits hard, and does the best job of killing. Yes I know dead is dead...I am sticking with factory ammo as opposed to reloads or anything right now. So Im looking at Barnes TTSX ammo, Federal Premium Nosler Ballistic Tip, or Nosler with the Accubond bullets. What are anyones hunting experiences with all of those?

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#6126486 - 01/08/16 08:54 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
btp Offline
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Registered: 02/24/12
Posts: 234
Loc: Houston
I don't think you are going to have an issue with any of them. I've used them all (hand loading) and dead is dead. I do like the Barnes best, but nothing to do with things getting deader. I raw feed my dogs and the barnes stay together so I don't have to worry about bits of lead in the meat.

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#6126860 - 01/09/16 08:28 AM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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What gun? Caliber? Animals for said ammo? Distances?
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#6126885 - 01/09/16 08:43 AM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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The Barnes and Accubonds would be my choice. Depends on the game.
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#6127266 - 01/09/16 02:01 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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tikka t3, 22" barrel, .270 caliber, 130 grain bullets, deer, hog and any exotics in Texas, feeder at 150-200 but ranges would be anything 50 yds to 400 yds

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#6127478 - 01/09/16 04:52 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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#6128105 - 01/09/16 11:48 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
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looking for factory ammo.

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#6128128 - 01/10/16 12:41 AM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
jorge Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Your gun aint shooting, go get ya a box of remington core-lokts. I personally hate them, they are certainly NOT the "deadliest mushroom in the woods". everytime i exhaust every option, they end up shooting when nothing else will. I dont know why, but its a fact.
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#6129474 - 01/10/16 07:44 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Accubond. Those others aint even in the same class.
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#6143422 - 01/19/16 01:29 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Tipps Offline
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Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 106
yeah probably the nosler is what i would recommend

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#6143459 - 01/19/16 01:48 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Buffs 1 Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 453
Loc: Mansfield
They are pricey, but I have been trying the Remington Scirocco lately. They seem to be decent from my 7mm.

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#6143850 - 01/19/16 05:23 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
Tried the TTSX in a 7mm-08 and a 25-06. About 1 in 10 just penciled through game animals unless I took out a shoulder or spine/neck.
Use the Ballistic Tips in my grandson's 243. He took two bucks with it this year, one at about 60 yards and the other touch over 100. Both DRT. Good expansion and decent entry/exit wounds.
In my 243 and 264 WM AND my two 25-06's, I've had very good luck with the Accubonds. I took a little doe this year with the 243 at 206 with a .243 entrance and a 1" exit. She dropped in her tracks. Same results on a big, old buck axis that needed removing from the herd. That one was with a 25-06. Haven't managed anything with the 264 yet.

So, short end, I'd advise one of the two Noslers. The BT will be cheaper for reloaders and probably same with factory ammo.
It will really all come down to which one YOUR rifle shoots the best. All of them will work for what you're wanting to shoot.
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#6143938 - 01/19/16 06:13 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2551
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Federal Premium with Nosler Ballistic Tips produced the largest wound channels for me but I've heard every caliber is slightly different, and they have changed the BTs from time to time. Still, I would start there -- unless you are a shoulder shooter, then, I'd avoid them and go with something like the Barnes TTSX.
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#6147353 - 01/21/16 05:03 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Nick1 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/14
Posts: 213
Loc: Central Tx
I have same gun, tried all the expensive ballistic stuff, core lokts, premium stuff etc: hated results. Got a box of federal 130 grain soft points in blue box. Gun loved it! Predictable and accurate. Deer drop in place. 21$ a box at bass, 17$ at ghetto-mart. No reason to spend 40 a box.

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#6147368 - 01/21/16 05:13 PM Re: still looking for a good ammo [Re: Arrowslinger82]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4874
Loc: Central Texas
Just find something that shoots good in your rifle. I'm a picky reloader and use Nosler BT's in most of my rifles. They work great. The Accubond might even work better, but I don't need better. I've put down a couple hundred deer with Ballistic Tips. Before that it was mostly Remington CoreLokts. They worked great too.

A non-picky hunter was my Dad. He shot a 270 and had an assortment of ammo of different makes and even different bullet weights. He killed a lot of deer. At 100 yards, I suppose it just doesn't matter that much if you are an inch or two off. Most of us, however, want a bit more precision than that.

I'd probably go with the Federal Premium and the 130 gr Nosler BT's.

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