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Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by silencertalk » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:56 am

Barnes has a special run of 110 Tac-X which were manufactured in a way to lower the expansion velocity threshold.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by smcharchan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:32 pm

Do you have a part number?

I just spoke with Barnes. The gal from orders had no idea, so she forwarded me on to tech support. He didn't know either, and forwarded me on to one of their engineers.

The engineer is doing some digging for me, as he didn't know where the bullets they produced ended up. Nice guy. He walked me through the development and explained the range of these bullets will expand at.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by silencertalk » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:01 pm

As soon as they tell me I will post it.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by dcal » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:04 pm

So what velocity did the lower the threshold to?

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by smcharchan » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:55 pm

The gentlemen I talked with said that, if his memory serves him correctly, it was from 1500fps to 2200fps.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by silencertalk » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:00 pm

Whatever the normal one does, this one does a few hundred fps lower.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by Mr_Psmith » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:50 pm

I would love an open tipped bullet that would expand at subsonic velocities.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by silencertalk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:40 pm

Call 800.574.9200 and order part #30834 for the 30 SBR (short barrel rifle) 110 grain TAC-X.

Price is $31.65 per 50.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by smcharchan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:33 pm

You da man. Thanks!

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 TSX bullets

Post by texas_archer » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:12 am

Mr_Psmith wrote:I would love an open tipped bullet that would expand at subsonic velocities.

Like a 30 Cal Gold Dot.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by smcharchan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:13 pm

Booya!

New Tac-X bullets on left, .224 53gr XFB on right for comparison.

The 30 caliber bullet impacted water at 2218fps.

Once I test this on some game I'll share the results.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by fstbk65 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:23 pm

What's accuracy like on this 110gr bullet?

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by curious sam » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:34 pm

I'll be ordering some tomorrow...

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by smcharchan » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:10 am

fstbk65 wrote:What's accuracy like on this 110gr bullet?
So far it has been really crappy for me. I've tried two different COALs and different charges, but I'm getting really large (like 4" at 50 yards) groups. I'm shooting them in a 1:7" twist whisper barrel on a Rem 700. The same gun will shoot 110g sierra varmint bullets really accurately.

Anyone else get them to shoot well?

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by curious sam » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:04 am

Haven't loaded any yet but that is odd... usually Barnes is particularly accurate.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by smcharchan » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:46 pm

I'm still having problems getting these to shoot accurately. Has anyone else experienced this?

I can see with my naked eye that some of the tips are misshapen. Perhaps this is causing the problem.

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by DEVIL DOC » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:50 am

smcharchan wrote:I'm still having problems getting these to shoot accurately. Has anyone else experienced this?

I can see with my naked eye that some of the tips are misshapen. Perhaps this is causing the problem.
Are you using a crimp?

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Re: Custom Barnes 110 Tac-X bullets

Post by smcharchan » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:57 pm

Are you using a crimp?
I tried both with and without. 4" to 6" groups at fifty regardless of what I do (powder, trim length, OAL, etc).

This gun shoots very well with other projectiles, even those of the same weight (albeit a completely different design).

I really want to get these to shoot. I'll call Barnes when I find some time during normal business hours.

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