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Old 09-23-2022, 11:13 AM
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I'm having issues getting the TTSX to shoot decently out if my kimber 7mm-08 today I went to 139 gmx and at the lower end of things was at 0.75". The interlock is a good choice, I think I'm switching to Hornady all together. Barnes are just way to finicky and pricey.
Pretty much the exact opposite of my experience with Barnes. In every rifle I have tried them the TTSX and LRX bullets have turned in amazing groups, with very little effort, fiddling or fine tuning. Just load them fast, seat them about .060-080" off the lands and have it at. My 300 Win Mag would not shoot boat tail bullets of any kind under about 1.5", first two groups with TTSX 180's and same powder were in the 0.4" range.

In my two 7mm-08 rifles I have great results with 120 TTSX and 139 LRX (unfortunately the 139's are not that easy to locate.) Both group very well and have been deadly on game.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:43 AM
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:45 AM
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That's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Dang Interlocks are the only bullet I have tried that won't shoot. They were so all over the place, I thought there must be something wrong with the gun.

Bergers it is! I just hope they make it to the elk before they explode

Elk and deer Bergers it is!

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Old 09-23-2022, 12:08 PM
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As I get older I appreciate more and more timeless designs that still stand up.

If they shoot in your rifle- Nosler Partions.

Then again I have been shooting a 30-06 with 180 NPs for the past 35 yearsó- kids say I donít like change 😅
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:15 PM
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I would go with the partitions

30/06 and 180 partitions is a good match
308 and 165 partitions
7-08 and 150 partitions too.
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:47 PM
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As I get older I appreciate more and more timeless designs that still stand up.

If they shoot in your rifle- Nosler Partions.

Then again I have been shooting a 30-06 with 180 NPs for the past 35 yearsó- kids say I donít like change 😅
Timeless, much like this thread lol
Its funny timing though. I'm taking a new 708 to the range tonight to see what works in it. 150 NP, 154 interlocks and 162 interlocks.

I'm curious what the preferred bullet was for SNS rifle is/ was though
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Old 09-23-2022, 01:44 PM
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Timeless, much like this thread lol...



I'm curious what the preferred bullet was for SNS rifle is/ was though
Stupid azz I am. Traded/sold it for something else. I was in a crazy gun buying and selling phase.

In hindsight, that particular Montana was as good as any gun I have ever owned.

Pencil barrel. That shot everything like a .




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Old 09-23-2022, 04:49 PM
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I have shot most of my game with the NP never let me down.Have seen other bullets fail,especially the but not only Bergers.
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Old 09-23-2022, 06:20 PM
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Stupid azz I am. Traded/sold it for something else. I was in a crazy gun buying and selling phase.

In hindsight, that particular Montana was as good as any gun I have ever owned.

Pencil barrel. That shot everything like a
And I almost bought it a couple (3?) of years ago from another guy who bought it from the other guy who bought it from you. Donít remember now why I ended up not buying. Hmm. I should have.
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Old 09-23-2022, 06:23 PM
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I think sns2 should pic any bullet he likesÖ. In 338 cal
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:33 PM
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:35 PM
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I think sns2 should pic any bullet he likesÖ. In 338 cal
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I told him o would give him a killer deal on my 375 H&H Safari grade M70, but that was a no go as well
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:50 PM
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Which bullet can you find easiest? Go with that one. In todays era of shortages get whatís available and get enough so you arenít scrambling to get set up.
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:40 PM
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Which bullet can you find easiest? Go with that one. In todays era of shortages get whatís available and get enough so you arenít scrambling to get set up.
The thread is over 8 years old
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Old 09-23-2022, 11:49 PM
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Lol good eye
Hey sns2 did you kill anything with this set up?
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:27 PM
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I run a 7x57 and love thee Partition.
The 150 has the same BC as the other 140s practically and will punch thru a cow elk easily.
If they dont fly well in you7-08 I'd go with the Barnes.
My two cents.

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Old 09-25-2022, 11:20 PM
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Timeless, much like this thread lol
Its funny timing though. I'm taking a new 708 to the range tonight to see what works in it. 150 NP, 154 interlocks and 162 interlocks.

I'm curious what the preferred bullet was for SNS rifle is/ was though
I have had excellent accuracy and on game results shooting 140 Accubonds from my 7=08. Also excellent accuracy with120 grain Barnes but no practical field experience on a game animal yet.
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Old 09-26-2022, 04:05 PM
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I have shot an elk with 100gr TTSX in my 257 WBY and it did great, the only problem is they need speed to open up nicely, planning on making some hand loads with them this winter.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:59 PM
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Hmm missed that but Iíd say my reply is even more relevant now. What can you find as options are seriously limited!
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:53 AM
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Hmm missed that but Iíd say my reply is even more relevant now. What can you find as options are seriously limited!
Seems like Hornady interlocks are the only bullet thatís always on the shelf these days
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Old 09-27-2022, 05:46 AM
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:44 AM
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I think sns2 should pic any bullet he likesÖ. In 338 cal
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If you have a braked Lapua to lend me, then we may go down that road. I got me a cow muus ski tag this year.
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:45 AM
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Lol good eye
Hey sns2 did you kill anything with this set up?
No man. I sold or traded it

On;y thing I have sold or traded is my wife and kids, and they are up for grabs for the right offer too.

The struggle is real.
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And I almost bought it a couple (3?) of years ago from another guy who bought it from the other guy who bought it from you. Donít remember now why I ended up not buying. Hmm. I should have.
You shoulda scooped er up!
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:50 AM
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Seems like Hornady interlocks are the only bullet thatís always on the shelf these days
If you sell your soul to the internet you can usually find the quantity of Barnes you want, but you really need a network of buddies to get you there.

With that said, if you can't efficiently harvest an animal with an Interlock, you are not a hunter

PS, the Montana I had, shot 120g ttsx's into consistent groups of just under an inch at 3080 fps. I consider that an excellent all around 7-08 load......no interlock but still a very good load lol
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:20 AM
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One trip to the range with a Sako A7 that I've had sitting for several years now, best group was 120gn TTSX, 3 of them at 0.3". Happy with that, and hope it will repeat.

The powder was IMR 4895, haven't measured the velocity yet but I suspect a touch over 3000 fps.

I have never used IMR 4895 in a hunting round, any concerns there? I have since acquired some Varget and H4895, but with the way supplies are I'd like to save those for other guns, and shoot the IMR until it runs out.
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One trip to the range with a Sako A7 that I've had sitting for several years now, best group was 120gn TTSX, 3 of them at 0.3". Happy with that, and hope it will repeat.

The powder was IMR 4895, haven't measured the velocity yet but I suspect a touch over 3000 fps.

I have never used IMR 4895 in a hunting round, any concerns there? I have since acquired some Varget and H4895, but with the way supplies are I'd like to save those for other guns, and shoot the IMR until it runs out.
There is no problems with IMR4895, itís been around for a long time, and is used by thousands upon thousands of hunters and shooters world wide.
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Old 09-28-2022, 04:48 AM
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139gr. Hornady BTSP's!
i used the 140 gr in this bullet in my 6.5x55, Took a huge cow elk with it in Suffield a few years ago. At 300 plus yards
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Old 09-28-2022, 08:06 AM
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One trip to the range with a Sako A7 that I've had sitting for several years now, best group was 120gn TTSX, 3 of them at 0.3". Happy with that, and hope it will repeat.

The powder was IMR 4895, haven't measured the velocity yet but I suspect a touch over 3000 fps.

I have never used IMR 4895 in a hunting round, any concerns there? I have since acquired some Varget and H4895, but with the way supplies are I'd like to save those for other guns, and shoot the IMR until it runs out.
4895 is my go to powder got everything from my .223 irobs match rifles .303, 408 match riflrs, 280 Remingtons, 8.15x46R schuetzen, 9.3x72R drilling, 40/65 , and so on!
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Old 09-28-2022, 05:03 PM
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Really old thread but I shoot the 140 g Berger VLDs over Varget and they have been great
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