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Posted: 4/5/2012 3:02:37 PM
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I've been wondering about this ammo for some time. Has Molon or anyone done any evals I've missed?
I'll probably limit it's use to a 14.5" with 1:7 twist at ranges of 100yds or less. For longer range I'm partial to MK262 Mod 1.
I've got a variety of rifles to choose from, all of which are 1:7 with 14.5 or 16" bbls except for couple of 1:9 Colts in 16".
Any personal experiences are appreciated, this stuff isn't cheap.

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Posted: 4/5/2012 3:46:27 PM
Lapster,
The 50 TSX will work in all twists 1/7 to 1/12. We tested it in barrels from 8" to 24". Good results on all, although at 12' test distance from the 24" the velocity was high enough we shed petals. Terminal was still very good. Normally one isn't shooting stuff at 12' from a 24" barrel so we were still happy with results. Jeff
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Posted: 4/5/2012 3:49:31 PM
Originally Posted By sierraeight:
Lapster,
The 50 TSX will work in all twists 1/7 to 1/12. We tested it in barrels from 8" to 24". Good results on all, although at 12' test distance from the 24" the velocity was high enough we shed petals. Terminal was still very good. Normally one isn't shooting stuff at 12' from a 24" barrel so we were still happy with results. Jeff


What was terminal performance like out of a 7.5-8" barrel at different distances? Curious
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Posted: 4/5/2012 7:47:14 PM
Lapster,
You can expect expansion out to about 75 yards from an 8" barrel with a starting velocity of around 2600 fps. Lower limit of performance is about 2300 fps. You can get lower velocity expansion from other TSX bullets, but this one is designed do do well across a wide variety of circumstances including much higher velocities and through barriers. Jeff
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Posted: 4/7/2012 10:38:02 AM
Thanks Jeff,
You guys are a class act and your ammo has always performed perfectly for me across the board, 5.56, .223, .308 match and .45acp.
I'm going to take the plunge and try a case of this 50 grain TXS. Sounds like it's going to be a very good defensive round to have in inventory.
Lappy
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Posted: 4/8/2012 12:24:55 AM
Originally Posted By lapster:
Thanks Jeff,
You guys are a class act and your ammo has always performed perfectly for me across the board, 5.56, .223, .308 match and .45acp.
I'm going to take the plunge and try a case of this 50 grain TXS. Sounds like it's going to be a very good defensive round to have in inventory.
Lappy


I wish I could afford a case.
but Im buying a little here and there
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Posted: 4/8/2012 11:38:45 AM
I wish I could afford a case.
but Im buying a little here and there


Same here; although, Tactical Triad has a good case price: $635.40.

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Posted: 4/8/2012 3:52:06 PM
Originally Posted By sierraeight:
Lapster,
You can expect expansion out to about 75 yards from an 8" barrel with a starting velocity of around 2600 fps. Lower limit of performance is about 2300 fps. You can get lower velocity expansion from other TSX bullets, but this one is designed do do well across a wide variety of circumstances including much higher velocities and through barriers. Jeff


S8, any chance of producing a 5.56 70gr TSX load similar to the 'brown tip' optimized round? Im guessing you guys need to fulfill your contracts first but you eventually came out with commercial Mk262 so I hope Im not getting my hopes up for nothing.

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Posted: 4/8/2012 4:26:51 PM
My 11 year old son shot his first deer with the 50 TSX this fall. Used a 16" 1:12 Thompson break action. This is the best bullet I figured would stabilize in the 1:12" & it did fine. We only recovered one bullet, but it had shed all it's petals & lodged under the offside skin after the 130 yard shot. He shot/hit it 4 times because the deer landed with it's rack wedged in the fence, holding it upright, making it look like it may still be alive. The other 3 rounds were pass throughs.
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Posted: 4/9/2012 10:48:23 AM
Pegleggreg,
Congratulations to Your son on his first deer. It sounds like he had good training and coaching. It sounds like the deer piled up, but he knew enough to keep running the gun until he was sure it would not get away wounded. Good Job Dad. I am surprised the recovered projectile had shed petals. Retained velocity would have been around 2550 fps I think. Could you tell if any ribs or other bones were hit? Jeff
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Posted: 4/9/2012 12:01:37 PM
Maybe it wasn't the BH 50gr TSX.
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