Re: 6.5mm cutting edge bullets
I am going to try those in my 264 winny and STW. I am getting over 3700 fps in my STW with the 129 sst's so these should really do well with the high bc. I have some 257 and 270 bullets loaded for test groups. I had good success with the 30 caliber and 338 caliber offerings so thought I would try the smaller calibers. I will report as I shoot those.
They are not critical to seating depth from the ones I have tried. I load them per the website directions first then go from there. Shoulder shots are fine. I saw a 180 grain 30 caliber shoot completely through both shoulders of a big 6x6 bull and blow out the other side. It left complete destruction inside. Terminal performance has been good with the ones I have tried but I have not recovered a bullet. All complete pass throughs no matter the shot angle or where the animal was hit. Longest shot was 1130 yards with several 800-900 yarders and the exit hole was larger than the entrance hole so I assume they did expand at that range and velocity. One thing I can say is don't expect the animal to flop over on the spot with a lung shot like a thin jacketed bullet can produce. They will run for a few yards and fall over when they bleed out. If you have shot the barnes ttsx expect similar animal reactions.
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future