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#7056918 - 01/29/18 09:19 AM Barnes TSX Hammer
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300 gr Barnes TSX in a Weatherby 378 Mag. Broke front shoulder, clipped both lungs,punch a hole in the heart,broke a rib and stuck between the rib and skin on the backside. Bullet still weighs 299 gr. Big thanks to Chad @ Dallas Reloads for these hammers.
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#7056938 - 01/29/18 09:34 AM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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cheers Wow, that is awesome! Glad it worked well for you! Thank you for the update!!
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#7056958 - 01/29/18 09:43 AM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Cant believe that critter managed to contain that bullet, I would have thought it would have gone through a tank.

Congrats.
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#7057027 - 01/29/18 10:40 AM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Cant believe that critter managed to contain that bullet, I would have thought it would have gone through a tank.

Congrats.


Me too. I bet that thumped him pretty good.
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#7057058 - 01/29/18 11:00 AM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Very impressive! I am considering trying the 180 gr. TSX in my .300 Wby. Several years back I had outstanding results with the original Barnes X in this rifle and in a Dakota Arms .275 H&H (Not to be confused with the .375 H&H). The X bullet maintained weight and expanded with intact "flower pedals" in both calibers.

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#7057524 - 01/29/18 04:26 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Originally Posted By: txbigly


300 gr Barnes TSX in a Weatherby 378 Mag. Broke front shoulder, clipped both lungs,punch a hole in the heart,broke a rib and stuck between the rib and skin on the backside. Bullet still weighs 299 gr. Big thanks to Chad @ Dallas Reloads for these hammers.




Wasn't a broadside shot was it? Quartering to you?
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#7057602 - 01/29/18 05:22 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: Drop Tine]
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Yes , Quartering toward me. Believe it or not you dont get a lot of exit wounds with these critters.
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#7057702 - 01/29/18 06:35 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Originally Posted By: txbigly
Yes , Quartering toward me. Believe it or not you dont get a lot of exit wounds with these critters.


Some tough thick hide on those critters. I bet that bullet stretched the hide out pretty far before coming to a rest under the hide
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#7057788 - 01/29/18 07:30 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Cant believe that critter managed to contain that bullet, I would have thought it would have gone through a tank.

Congrats.


+1 Amazing that bullet did not exit.

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#7057841 - 01/29/18 07:54 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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#7057907 - 01/29/18 08:28 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Nice! Anything big and tough gets a TSX from my rifles.
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#7059423 - 01/30/18 08:38 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Did he manage to run at all after that?

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#7059578 - 01/30/18 10:19 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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TX, you look so happy in your picture.

Beautiful bull!!
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#7061091 - 01/31/18 09:00 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: txbigly]
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Nice bull. I guess you need a 50 BMG to get an exit on a Nilgai bull.
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#7061155 - 01/31/18 09:48 PM Re: Barnes TSX Hammer [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Nice bull. I guess you need a 50 BMG to get an exit on a Nilgai bull.


I have shot four nilgai bulls with a 7 STW with 150 Swift Scirocco, 3350 fps, and at the crease behind the shoulders and blew through each time with thumbsized exits out the other end. Broke a few ribs in. Each made like a 50 yard dash and dropped. Never tried on a shoulder bone, I doubt that it will go through all that bone like the 378 Bee with a Barnes. I don't like to shoot in the shoulders though.

Nice bull there.


Edited by TackDriver (01/31/18 09:49 PM)

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