308 110 gr. Barnes TTSX
Bought some of these a couple of weeks ago and used info out of the Barnes manual to load some. I used their accuracy load and the model 700 loved them, .33" group. The Gunsite Scout didn't shoot them as well, but it was more than acceptable, .75" group. The Scout only has a 2.5X8 scope on it so that may be some of the difference. Anyway, working in wildlife control I couldn't wait to field test some. Last night working on a deer collection I bolted one of the blue tipped beauties in and to try it. I had an adult deer(170lbs) very large for down here, somewhere between quartering to me and facing me. It was about 150 yards. I put the crosshairs on the point of the shoulder facing me and let her fly. Dropped like it was supposed to. While collecting data on the collection I skinned this deer to see what the terminal damage was. DEVESTATING, to say the least. The shoulder was disintegrated to the point when I pulled the hide back bone chips were falling out on the ground. the bullet passed on through the vitals, liver, intestines and was lodged in the far hindquarter.
The second thing I tried the bullet on was a large boar hog, but he was running and my shot caught him behind the shoulder. Through and through but jellied his lungs and heart.
I have shot hundreds of deer with 110 gr Hornaday TAPS, but to be on the safe side you need to limit those shots to head and neck. I am not afraid to shoulder punch a large whitetail with the 110 gr. Barnes, though.