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    Any differences between Barnes 62gr VOR-TX and Black Hills 62gr TSX?

    Anybody know the difference, other than Black Hills being about $0.50/rnd more, between the Barnes VOR-TX 62gr TSX in 5.56 and the Black Hills 62gr TSX in 5.56?

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    If you're wondering about the bullet, there are none. Remington also uses the same 62gr TSX in their "Hog Hammer".

    Beyond the projectile, I'm sure there are differences in the actual loading (brass, powder, sealants, etc.). However, I'm not versed enough to identify the specifics of those variances. I would think one can generally expect similar performance out of each.
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    Thanks. In the 5.56 loading, has anybody found out if they generate the same velocity?

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    Look what mister Brown just brought. A bunch of these.

    I'll post chronograph results this weekend.

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    Ok, here are the chrono results.

    Chrono was ~10ft from the front of the shooting platform.

    12" BA Performance Barnes 62gr 5.56mm Vor-TX
    2749
    2760
    2795
    2766
    2749
    Average = 2763.8
    StDev = 18.91295852

    16" Ruger Barnes 62gr 5.56mm Vor-TX
    2962
    2982
    2949
    2996
    2996
    Average = 2977
    StDev = 20.95232684

    12" BA Performance Black Hills 62gr 5.56mm TSX
    2754
    2732
    2760
    2737
    2762
    Average = 2749
    StDev = 13.67479433

    16" Ruger Black Hills 62gr 5.56mm TSX
    2930
    2917
    2956
    2969
    2976
    Average =2949.6
    StDev = 25.30414986

    So, clearly Vor-TX is the better buy. Higher average velocity and lower deviation in both SBR and carbine configurations.

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    Thanks for the data. For me, they're close enough that I'd buy whichever is less expensive. Which I believe is the Barnes version. It'd be interesting to see how the Remington version stacks up.
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    I think the Remington is only available in .223, right? Or do they offer it in a 5.56 load as well?

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