Originally Posted by barnesuser28
Cwinner did the 168 grain ttsx from the 30-06 hit any bone? That looks like great expansion. It has a wide, flat front and alot of shank to drive it in deep.
That particular shot did not hit any bone, but it drove all the way from behind the last rib to the chest ( under the skin) of a big mule deer at 500 yds quartering away, from my sons 30-06. Muzzle velocity right about 3000fps at the start. I was watching throught he spotter and the trace was amazing!! I wish I had a video camera on that one.
As for the 7mm TTSX bullets, I have tried both the 140gr and 120 gr ones in my 284win......the 140's eat up a lot of case capacity so I have been using the 120gr ones.......I use this rifle for backpack hunts now as its a lot lighter and took a nice coues buck just over 400yds quartering away with the 120TTSX. I was hoping to recover the bullet, but all I got was a dead deer
. The bullet had exited.
I keep thinking of using the Bergers as I have proved to myself the high BC is better for long range in the wind, but have not had the guts to change. I defeniately agree that a person is better off with the heaver for caliber bullets, they just don't make sense in my 284, but I love the 200+weights in the wby.