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Reviews and comments written for the Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullet.
 
In 1987 I went on Safari in Zimbabwe and took a Cape Buffalo with the TBBC 400gr Spire Point in .458 Win Mag 3 shots 1st in the heart at 40 yrds 2nd in the left front shoulder 3rd quartering through the guts the Buff went 40 ft and collapsed. I shot several hundered rounds with the rifle preparing for the hunt and the TBBCs and the Barnes 400gr X SP were very accurate in fact I shot the last 6 of those rounds Friday and even being 11 years old and Me not having shot that rifle in a very long time my second three shot group was 1" at 100yards ( the first group was pretty sad). I had a chace to Meet Jack Carter at his shop near the Astrodome and he gave me the load I used on the Buffalo (79.5 grs H335) it was very cool to talk with Jack. Conrad Veormack took me to Jack's booth at the 96 SCI show in Houston in the middle of a sale (now That is an endorsement). I wish I could still get them in 400gr .458
Submitted by: rick458
Date: 10/19/2008
Rifle used: Winchester Model 70 Super Express
Caliber: .458 Winchester Magnum
Hunting performance: 6 Accuracy performance: 6
Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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7mm. Rem. magnum and 175 grn. TBBC Federal factory ammo fired from Winchester model 70 B.O.S.S. 1) Adult cow buffalo standing still at 275 yds. did not appear to flinch at first shot. 2nd shot knocked her dead on the spot! The rest of the herd stood around her wondering what happened (?). Both shots penciled through 3-4" from each other through the middle of her vitals. It did not appear the spine was hit. 2) Large Russian boar hog running broadside at approx. 140-150 yds. First and second shot penciled through the rear lower lung area kicking up dirt beyond the animal reminiscent of a WWII movie, while my guide (Ethan Twissleman) was calling the hits while staying perfectly outside my focus yet crystal clear at the same time. Third shot broke the spine just behind the shoulder putting him down with authority in the ultimate face plant! Glad I put 3 rounds in! No bullets recovered from either animal. Consistent sub 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yds. Though these were both pretty burly beasts, I have lightened up my load a bit to 160 grn. Accubonds (reviewed here as well) as the TBBC's seemed a bit heavy.
Submitted by: Biblethumper
Date: 2/9/2006
Rifle used: Winchester Classic Stainless B.O.S.S.
Caliber: Remington 7mm. magnum
Hunting performance: 5 Accuracy performance: 5
Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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The best of the best leaded,bonded or other. A 115gr TBBC bullet behind 44grains of norma MRP ingnited by a WLR primer has turned my 257 Roberts into an all round hunting rifle. 2 elk and moose plus a 160BC whitetail have succumbed to this load.All the animals went down at the shot the moose and elk at 250yards.Bullet performance was flaw less,deep penetration,bone crushing performance and classic mushrooming.I recovered the bullets from the elk and moose and they retained about 95 percent of their weight.I would have never tried to take elk or moose at that range with the Roberts,but the TBBC bullet gave me the confidence.LIke one poster stated,everything is great except the price.Not a bullet you want to sight your rifle in with,unless you own a bank or know Bill Gates.
Submitted by: canadian hunter
Date: 12/9/2004
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Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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I used the 165 TBBC on a small eating size moose in 30.06 at about 60 yds or so. It was a neck shot that broke the spine under the chin. The bullet traveled to the base of neck and later recovered. It was perfectly mushroomed and after cleaning weighed 146grs. On a year later hunt a 140gr TBBC from .270 flattened an old bull moose at about 80yds.
Submitted by: LWS canada
Date: 10/14/2004
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Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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In my opinion this is about the best lead core bullet made today. I don't think you could get much better than the TBBC no matter what game you are taking on. A weight forward bullet, with a bonded lead core and a solid copper base to help it keep on keepin on. I took a large cow elk with a 140 grain .277 bullet. It was a quartering away shot and the bullet plowed through liver, lungs, shoulder and stoped under the skin on the off side. Performance was absolutely picture perfect. The mushroom, other than the blood and bone fragments, looked like it was taken straight from a magazine photo. I couldn't have asked for better performance from a bullet. The only down side is the high price tag.
Submitted by: Kerry
Date: 4/25/2004
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Since I there is no reviews on the above bullet, I will give you mine. I have used the TBBC in a .30 caliber in velocities from 2600 fps to 2880 fps on game stretching from roe deer to Kudu/ Moose size, including long shots (300 yards+) on Springbuck. I have had 1 shot kills on every occation, perfect bullet perfomance, the few bullets I have recovered (Moose) are perfectly mushroomed af retain about 90% weight, in the most cases there is a exit hole about 1,5 to 2 inches. I believe that speed doesnt have to be more than 2600 fps to perform, but Federals HE loads give alot of confidence when trophy hunting the more heavy game (red stags, Moose and african game) with the plain Jane O-six.
Submitted by: Heimann
Date: 12/17/2003
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