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I was just given 100 of these bullets and have absolutely no loading data for this solid copper bullet. The person that gave them to me says they are deadly accurate at 100 yards from his AR. Has anyone used these? Any data on loads and how they shoot? Any information is appreciated
 

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Effectiveness of 5.56MM ammo on flesh & bone targets is very dependent on the bullet used. The 62GR. TSX/TAC-X bullet (both are the same bullet) is one of the best out there for 5.56MM use. IMO, the 62GR. TSX is just a little more accurate than the 70GR. TSX bullet used in the DOD 70GR. 5.56MM Optimized brown tip X135 load. But the heavier 70GR. TSX bullet will give you a bit more effective range especially from short 10" barrel weapons. I have fired 1000s of 0.224" TSX/TTSX 5.56MM loads and will fire 1000s more given the opportunity. Most of the factory TSX loads I have used have the bullet seated to 2.245" COAL. Barnes has stated that their TSX bullets like quite a bit of bullet jump. As stated above, Barnes has both .223 pressure & 5.56MM NATO pressure load data specific to different barrel lengths on the website. HTH

Water-shot expansion test of 62GR. TSX bullet:



Groups [email protected] from a very well used 10.0" Colt M4 & a new 10.5" Noveske N4:



5.56MM 70GR. TSX group [email protected] from Colt 14.5" barrel with M4 can attached: This barrel has a very long throat from hard usage which supports Barnes statement that their TSX bullets like longer bullet jump.



Most of the factory .223/5.56MM TSX cartridges I have used are 2.245" COAL. The DOD 70GR. TSX 5.56MM Optimized brown tip X135 cartridge will expand out to approx. 300yds. when fired from a 10.3" MK18 or 10.5" HK416, approx. 400yds. from the standard 14.5" M4.

 
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