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 Sources for .224 nosler partition, SS109 and 62 gr. Speer Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets???
jrmy_1  [Member]
2/18/2009 4:06:02 PM EST
I'm looking for good sources of the above listed bullets, all in .224:

60 gr. Nosler Partition
SS109
62 gr. Speer Trophy Bonded Bear Claw

Does anyone know if you can buy these in larger quantities, e.g. 1000+? Thanks!
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dryflash3  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 4:21:21 PM EST
Try the links at the top of the page.
rn22723  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 4:26:12 PM EST
Those bullets are expensive the Trophy Bonded BC are nearly a buck a pop!
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 4:44:06 PM EST
62gr TBBC is not available as a component.
jrmy_1  [Member]
2/18/2009 5:27:24 PM EST
I couldn't find the 62gr TBBC, only the 55gr so I figured I'd ask. I might stick with the Nosler Partitions, then. How about the SS109? Any good sources that have them in stock, preferably in bulk?

Also, any sources for the Corbon DPX or are they not available also?

.........anything out there that compares to the 62gr TBBC bullets that can be purchased in bulk?
rn22723  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 5:40:39 PM EST
Look at the Barnes 62gr Triple Shock?
jrmy_1  [Member]
2/18/2009 5:57:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By rn22723:
Look at the Barnes 62gr Triple Shock?


I've looked at them but I'm not sure how they retain weight, expand and punch through barriers. I ws looking at the data for the 62gr TBBC and they have high penetration through almost all barriers including steel, high weight retention and great expansion capabilities. I will definitely read up on the Triple Shock bullets, though.
rn22723  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 6:19:15 PM EST
Since you can not buy the 62 TBBC, you are stuck with looking for the factory ammo and 25 bucks a box of 20 if you can find it. I think that the Barnes is a decent bullet.....
rn22723  [Team Member]
2/18/2009 6:21:40 PM EST
Barnes LE Bullets
jrmy_1  [Member]
2/19/2009 2:10:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By rn22723:
Barnes LE Bullets


Those TAC-X are pretty nice. Does anyone know of any terminal ballistics testing done on them, bare gel, clothing, and objects? I think I'll have to pick some of those up.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
2/19/2009 2:18:14 AM EST
DocGKR has some stuff about the TSX in his corner of M4carbine.net.
jrmy_1  [Member]
2/20/2009 4:26:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
DocGKR has some stuff about the TSX in his corner of M4carbine.net.


Thanks, what's the difference between the TSX and the TAC-X? They seem to be the same...
Skg_Mre_Lght  [Team Member]
2/20/2009 6:55:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By jrmy_1:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
DocGKR has some stuff about the TSX in his corner of M4carbine.net.


Thanks, what's the difference between the TSX and the TAC-X? They seem to be the same...


Nothing....they just changed the name for a specific market. I have been Big Game hunting with TSXs for years, and they tend to penetrate more than most lead core bullets. I shot a 5X6 bull last year with a TSX out of my rifle, and it absolutely shattered the shoulder, then exited. I have since started using them in my .220 Swift, because of the velocity, I have had Vmaxs and Ballistic tip varmint bullets blow up on the ribs, creating a huge surface wound. The TSX has solved that problem. I think you will find no better bullet to penetrate relatively hard stuff, with good terminal performance. The only draw back that I know of is that they are longer than lead core bullets of the same weight, so you have to watch your twist rate. The 62 grainers will have the length of a 70-80 grain bullet of the lead core variety.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
2/20/2009 10:41:24 AM EST
The problem with TSXs is that they don't do glass well and I don't have many other reasons to use an expanding rather than fragmenting bullet.
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