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Old 01-18-2017, 7:54 PM
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Default Anyone loading the Barnes TTSX in 6.5 Grendel?

They recomend RL15 for the 100 and 120gr. I've read mixed reviews about RL15 in the Grendel. What say yee?

http://www.barnesbullets.com/files/2...elV9ForWeb.pdf
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I use 8208xbr and that works well, not sure about RL15. Also, I would focus on the 100 v. the 120 to keep the velocity up to maximize expansion.
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^thanks. I was thinking along the same lines about the 100gr. I've never tried to take game much beyond 200yds so the lower bc of the 100gr pill may not be a factor.
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I had planned on using Nosler CC 123 with 8208 XBR.
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^thanks. I was thinking along the same lines about the 100gr. I've never tried to take game much beyond 200yds so the lower bc of the 100gr pill may not won't be a factor.
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Try Benchmark or H4895. Currently, I'm using Benchmark with the 100 ttsx. The load has shot really well in 3 AR rifles, holding moa or less out to 400 yards. The load has taken several bucks with very good terminal performance from 60-120 yards.
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^thanks. I was thinking along the same lines about the 100gr. I've never tried to take game much beyond 200yds so the lower bc of the 100gr pill may not be a factor.
200 yards or under it won't make any difference. If you push into the 300-400 range, the 100TTSX will probably still be going fast enough to expand properly, while the 120TTSX will likely have slowed too much. But it will ultimately depend on what your load is and what you are hunting (and of course your marksmanship).
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Thanks for the feedback. Once I find, load, and shoot the 100gr ttsx I'll report back.

Update, found some TAC TX 100's at Vizards.

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This post may be of interest to you on the 6.5 Grendel Forum

http://www.65grendel.com/forum/showt...he-6.5-Grendel
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Update (kinda) :
I loaded up some 100gr and 120gr TTSX with Federal 205's and RL-15 as per the Barnes data. Stepped the powder load by .3 grain increments up to their max. All 2.260 COAL.

I think I'll primarily fire these out of my Satern 20". Just waiting for things to dry up a bit before I test.

I also have some 123 SST I want to load with RL-15 as per the Nosler data. They have loads specified for their 123gr HPBT.
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