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Offline jdb

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All copper bullets
« on: May 05, 2021, 06:11:35 PM »
Iím looking at switching too an all copper bullet for my .270. Anyone with any experience?
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 06:24:59 PM »
130 Ttsx by Barnes was very accurate in my son's 270 and did a number on his bear.

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 06:33:32 PM »
Son killed his bull and buck with TTSX. Elk was 89 yards buck was 250.

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 06:39:03 PM »
I only use the LRX these days

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 06:58:16 PM »
Barnes TSX shoot great out of my Ackley.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 06:58:39 PM »
I have run some nosler etips with good luck. Nice solid bullet. Had to give them a go when hunting in cali and shot a few hogs and a bear with them.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 08:08:10 PM »
Not in 270, but 7mm. Have had good luck with both the TTSX and LRX. The LRX has been insanely accurate for me. I've killed 5 animals with them now, they all died...  quickly.

I'll add that when you start the load testing process, do a complete copper fouling scrub and then refoul with the all copper bullets. I found that helped my accuracy for testing a lot.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 08:12:27 PM »
Killed a few and watched another with 7mm 145 g LRX. 3 deer and one cow elk. Good results on all. Accuracy is good, but you have to seat them back .070 - .090 off L & G to get them to shoot.

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 08:17:12 PM »
Try some hammer hunters.  Easy to work a load on.  Kill great.  100fps fasting then most anything else.  I've dumped 3 deer and a bear and have had great results.  No complaints at all.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 08:22:03 PM »
I have a load that I worked up with the 110 ttsx in my .270 pushing almost 3500 fps with Ramshot Hunter. Thatís essentially the same ballistics as a 110gr bullet from a .257 Weatherby mag, using Barnesí published data.

I wouldnít hesitate to shoot any big game animal in this state with that. The big advantage of copper bullets is that they donít tend to blow up when they hit bone.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 08:32:14 PM »
While some might advocate for a heavier round, the 130 grain TTSX in my Tikka 270  have been great medicine for bear the past few seasons.  Would have no hesitation to use the same for deer or elk, but I tend to chase those with a lesser weapon during less crowded seasons.

I got into Barnes rifle bullets because of the incredible performance I've had with their muzzy rounds (250 grain TMZ)

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 08:49:42 PM »
Cutting edge bullets
Hammer bullets


Or Barnes if you want it off the shelf locally

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2021, 09:14:40 PM »
Reloading or factory ammo?

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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 09:17:21 PM »
I found my 300wm shoots the LRXs really well. .5 MOA on a stock tikka lite. Excited to try them on game. Also following this thread for feedback on performance while hunting.
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Re: All copper bullets
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 09:21:33 PM »
All I have used are 168 TSX in my 30-06.  I get .5-.7 MOA out of my factory rifle and the animals I hit all die, so no complaints other than trying to find some these days.

 


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