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    Best non lead bullet

    Does anyone have first hand experience with non lead bullets and performance on deer? If so which would you recommend?

    California's new law will go into effect so I might as well start working up a load now...

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    I have had good luck with Barnes TTSX. I have killed several animals with them, and had nothing but good performance.

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    I'm still shooting Barnes X out of my .257 Wby. I have put down several deer with them including the buck I killed this year. I absolutely love them. Unfortunately I don't reload so factory is it for now. I still have to find rounds for my 30-06 and .243 thanks to CA. I love this state.

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    I will be doing the same in 2014. It was time that I stop shooting factory ammo anyways. I will be working up a load for my 300 Weatherby and I will be using Barnes TTSX. I have a couple buddies that use these and love them, everything from accuracy 2 expansion on animals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Does anyone have first hand experience with non lead bullets and performance on deer? If so which would you recommend?

    California's new law will go into effect so I might as well start working up a load now...
    Since I live in CA., have been using Barnes Vor-tex copper ammo., for years. I hunt in and out of CA. each year; therefore, did not want to constantly re-sight in my rifles, so stuck with copper bullets. They're expensive: one box of .270 cal.=$48.00, a box of 300 Mag.=$52.00. Fortunately, usually have one shot kills, with NO FRAGMENTS in meat!!!!!!
    The accuracy is unmatched in the above rifles!! Have used Hornady Superformance, which is good, but no competition for Barnes.

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    Another vote for Barnes TSX.

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    Barnes ttsx hands down shot them in my 223 my 280 an 300 rum will shoot all the way though deer shot a doe at 240yd with 55gr ttsx in my 223 hands down the best

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    I've had really good luck with 90 gr. Nosler E-tips in my son's 6mm Remington. He has killed antelope, deer, and his very first elk a couple years ago with that bullet. His large cow elk was at 350 yards and she took on directly behind the shoulder and made it about 20 yards and dropped right there.
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    Shot the Barnes LRX in my 300 WBY this year, killed a couple of animals with it and they were dead right there. Cant complain, they shoot pretty good too.

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    Stick with the Barnes TSX or TTSX, I have used the TTSX with great success in 270 Win. The Nosler E-Tips are very accurate but do not open very much and tend to cause small wound cavities requiring follow up shots. I have only seen them used on pigs here in CA but that has been the result time and time again. I have heard very good things about the Hornady GMX bullets but not seen them used yet.

 

 

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