Skip to comments.Barnes Ammo TTSX
Posted on 10/18/2018 4:47:43 AM PDT by w1n1
When I started handloading my ammunition, one of the immediate attractions was the diverse array of projectiles that were unavailable to those who were limited by factory ammunition.
Not only could I control the velocity and accuracy of my hand loaded ammunition, but I could choose those bullets that gave the best terminal performance as well.
That was a long time ago and the Barnes X bullet was relatively new on the market. I loved the concept: an all-copper hollowpoint bullet, which had neither jacket nor core to separate. The hollowpoint opened up into four petals, and the resulting expanded bullet made a sort of X when you recovered them, as pass-throughs and deep penetration were part of the package.
I eagerly bought a couple boxes for every caliber I shot, and set out to create the ultimate handloads.
There was one small problem: No matter what I did, I couldn't get them to shoot. The design with a solid shank gave all sorts of wonderful copper fouling, which required an aromatic ammonia-based solvent and plenty of elbow grease to remove.
Hunters who were fortunate enough to get good accuracy or those who lived with what they had reported mixed terminal results from the field. Read the rest of Barnes TTSX ammo.
When I shot NRA High Power a decade ago Moly coating was the rage. Now i think only a few are still using it. Seems to me the latest word on rifle accuracy is that it takes some 50 shots to line the barrel with a copper coating and the barrel settles down and it stays there for a couple hundred rounds. My experience with Barnes copper solids was they were as accurate as Sierra MatchKings. So the old most accurate is cold shot from super clean barrel just aint true.
I applaud the author.
This article is cogent, competent, and is composed of complete sentences.
Which means it was probably plagiarised, I'm not going to click on the blog to find out.
They need a bit more speed and spin.
Try Liberty Ammo Co.
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