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    I've shot several elk with the Barnes X and Triple Shock 130 gr. bullets and also their 150 gr. bullets. I love them, never have recovered a bullet, always go clear through.
    I love my .270, thus the username, and have it sighted in for a 200 yard zero and feel comfortable with it for shots out to 600 yards. Most places I rarely need longer shots than the 200 yards, but occasionally a 300- or 350-yard shot. I've shot metallic silhouettes at 600 meters with it with no problems. I generally use the 130-gr. bullets, but if in open country where shots may be long I use the 150 gr. bullets.
    I've also had good results with the Hornady's, Speer's and Sierra's premium bullets, but they are not up to the performance of the Barnes, IMHO.
    As already so well stated, shot placement is much more important than fps or diameter of the bullet. I don't take iffy shots, waiting for a good broadside or quartering shot or passing on it.
    “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities;…” -George W. “Nessmuk” Sears-

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    Hey EdD270,
    Just curious how far did the elk travel after being shot with the Barnes bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Hey EdD270,
    Just curious how far did the elk travel after being shot with the Barnes bullets.
    I am not EdD270, but I did shoot a nice six point bull with a 140 grain TTSX out of a 270WSM. The bull tipped over right where he was standing. I recovered that bullet. It was dangling petal-end-out of the offside hide' with just the grooves on the shank holding it in the hide. I don't know how that happened. It had broken both shoulders, and turned the lungs to ribbons. The solid copper bullet had hit so much bone that it sheared off one petal and bent the shank slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I am not EdD270, but I did shoot a nice six point bull with a 140 grain TTSX out of a 270WSM. The bull tipped over right where he was standing. I recovered that bullet. It was dangling petal-end-out of the offside hide' with just the grooves on the shank holding it in the hide. I don't know how that happened. It had broken both shoulders, and turned the lungs to ribbons. The solid copper bullet had hit so much bone that it sheared off one petal and bent the shank slightly.
    How was weight retention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    How was weight retention?
    I will weigh it tonight, but it still has to be something like 90%.

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    Wow, sounds like the Barnes did great. I'm gonna try loading them in my brothers 270Win.

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    So between the accubond, partition, and ttsx what one would you guys think is best?

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    If, "I," was going to hunt elk with a 270win cal, from what I've been reading so far on this site and a couple others, I would feel most confident with some Barnes TTSX bullets. My brother is going elk hunting with us for the first time this year and he will be using his Rem. 700 in 270win cal. I plan to load him some 130grn Barnes TTSX bullets traveling at about 3050-3100fps. As a matter of fact I just placed an order of 100 bullets. If u reload, I'll let you know what recipe shot the best in my brothers rifle. I should know within a couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    So between the accubond, partition, and ttsx what one would you guys think is best?
    IMO, it is the one that shoots the best out of your rifle. Accuracy is FINAL! The above three mentioned are all top caliber bullets and can't go wrong with whatever one you choose. Order all three and see which one shoots the best. Fwiw.
    Last edited by Drhorsepower; 02-15-2012 at 12:32 AM.

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    Big fan of Barnes ttsx my self they are makin a lrx now that has a super high bc

 

 

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