Ammo Question

TarHeel44

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Hi- I am a new member to this forum and this is my first post. I do have an ammo related question that I hope someone can help me with.

I hunt with a 30-06 and have always used Federals Barnes Triple Shock (180 grain) ammo. Have killed a number of elk with this load with no problems. Need to reorder but now I cannot find this ammo anywhere. Have ordered in the past from Cabelas, but they no longer carry it. Has this ammo been discontinued? Appreciate any info. Thanks!
 

jryoung

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nrpate05

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jryoung has the correct answer as far as I know. I have had excellent results with the trophy copper loads and they tend to be a little cheaper than the Barnes for whatever reason. It seems a lot of the loads come in waves of availability, however. I have been looking for 160 grain 7mm ammo for months and it just came back into stock. Good luck finding something that will work. I think you'll be happy with any of the all copper loads.
 

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For years I shot nothing but the Fed. 165 TSX loads in my -06 700. excellent groups.Now I can't get them and switched to Nosler Trophy AB 165's. Shoot almost as good,but I actually prefer the copper now.Barnes spoiled me.
Does anyone carry a 165 similar to the old Federal w/Barnes? Does Barnes make ammo? I heard Remington bought Barnes....
 

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For years I shot nothing but the Fed. 165 TSX loads in my -06 700. excellent groups.Now I can't get them and switched to Nosler Trophy AB 165's. Shoot almost as good,but I actually prefer the copper now.Barnes spoiled me.
Does anyone carry a 165 similar to the old Federal w/Barnes? Does Barnes make ammo? I heard Remington bought Barnes....

Barnes Vortex loads, Barnes sells it's own line of ammo. I reload, and I use Barnes TTSX bullets. I'm going to try the Hornady GMX though, I've heard good reports about them. Then there's the Nosler E-Tip copper/alloy bullet. So many bullets so little time.
 

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Thanks,I'll try the Barnes and I was putting the GMX on the list.
Wish reloading hadn't gotten so expensive,I have hundreds of rounds of brass and my 2 reloader buddies passed away.
 
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