Originally Posted by carbinero
I got the TSX thinking I would likely hit my elk in a bone, and wanted it to keep on plowing, since .308 isn't really a monster-killer. Is all of that info to suggest I'd be better off returning to a bonded core style next year, like the old Core-Lokts?
I think that your plan of hitting the Elk on the front leg is a good one. The 168gr Barnes will work brilliantly and is ideally suited to your application. I would try and keep shots under 200m if I was you because those bullets do their best work at higher impact velocities, and the 168 is already only going to be doing about 2700fps out of a 308.
You're on the money. Go do the business with the Barnes, and make next year's decisions next year .... by then you will have a wealth of experience with the Barnes and will know what you liked, and what you disliked about them.
Have a blast.