Barnes TTSX quality

mad88minute

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I just got a midway shipment of 338 projectiles and my 338 federal dies. Im hoping to get a few test rounds loaded for my newest addition.

I was very excited to try out these 160 grain Barnes TTSX, I figure they will get good velocity and poke big holes. But I open the package and the first projectile I see is in sad shape, copper peeling on one side and plastic tip mangled on the other. I keep digging in the box and I'm seeing a bunch of uneven, wonky plastic tips that look like they are stick in crooked.

Is this normal for Barnes TTSX?
Am I expecting too much for a $1 projectile?

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mad88minute

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Barnes ain't Barnes anymore they sold out. Somethings bound to happen.
Didn't know they had sold.

Found this quote.
President of Sierra Bullets. “We want to let the industry and Barnes’ consumers know we are devoted to ensuring the quality of Barnes products, and understand the importance of continuity. "

I've sent them an email.

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Didn't know they had sold.

Found this quote.
President of Sierra Bullets. “We want to let the industry and Barnes’ consumers know we are devoted to ensuring the quality of Barnes products, and understand the importance of continuity. "

I've sent them an email.

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That makes it even worse. I’ve never had any problems with Sierra.
 

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I’ve had issues with Hornady Projectiles. When I first started loading 308, I decided it was time to make my own match ammo. Bought several boxes of Hornady Match 178 grn BTHP. The weights of those projectiles could vary by half a grain either direction. I could load more accurate 308 ammo using Generic bulk projectiles.
 

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