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Barnes Triple X

I'm just curious if anyone has any experience with these. I'm mostly interested in factory loads (especially in the .270) using these bullets. But I would also be interested in hearing anything from those of you that have used these for reloading as well.

These seem to have the best Velocity of the available bullets and most reviews I have seen on them say that they are great at stopping game in their tracks.

Basically everything I have read on these is very favorable from accuracy to stopping power and I want to see if anyone has some real world experiences using these to verify the claims or to brand them as mostly fluff .

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Barnes Triple X

I too am a 270 user and a handloader.
The second pic is a recovered 180 gr Barnes X bullet( fired from 300 Win mag) although that doesn't really matter. This is very Typical, some expansion, but designed for deep penetration.
The first bullet is a 150 grain Nosler Ballistic tip from my 270. It was a front-on shot and the bullet was recovered in the lower intestines, so it did some traveling

I've been using the Noslet Ballistic Tips since they began,before that Speer 150 Gr BT.
I have not loaded the Barnes X bullet as I don't have anything larger than moose to hunt, ifI'm lucky. The NoslerBT has both expansion and weight retention, high coefficiency and above all my favourite bullet.

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Barnes Triple X

I guess what I am thinking is that if I use the Barnes triple X Bullets which appear to have a little better stopping power I can use a smaller bullet which in theory should give me a little less recoil.

I was looking at the bullets the other day and found a place that stocked them but only in the 110gr or the 150gr. My BAR really liked the Managed recoil loads for accuracy but refused to autoload them. So I was thinking if I used the 110gr triple X bullets I could use a full powder charge with the 110gr bullet and theoretically get great results in recoil, stopping power and accuracy.

But since I am new to all of this I really don't know if my assessment is accurate but based on the information I've learned over the past few weeks that would seem to make some sense at least .

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Barnes Triple X

I shot triple-x for a while and I have nothing but good to say about them. I never recovered a bullet from game but the game never ran either. The bullet did what I wanted it to and then some. How it expanded is anybody's guess but I'd say it was OK. Thumbs up

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Here is a Free Recoil Calculator that will instantly provide you with the numbers

http://www.huntamerica.com/recoil_calculator/

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Barnes Triple X

The Barnes X are popular with the Elk hunters around here.
I've never used them but, the recovered bullets I have seen look very similar to the picture Hammer1 previously posted with very high weight retention. I'd say 85% or better. 30 and 33 cals.

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