Re: Barnes Bullet eXpansion
My best friend loves the tsx and talked me into getting some. I bought some for my 7stw- 150gr., they shoot very well but when it comes to performance on deer, I'm not too sure. I shot a small, crippled buck last year at 200 yards late in the afternoon, the deer was in some sage and went down (I thought). Got down to were he was and the deer was not there. My two hunting buds looked for sign for a good 30 minutes and decided to come back the next morning when the lighting was better. We went back and looked for another 45 minutes and could not find any sign, so I chalked it up as a miss which I couldn't believe. I shot the rifle before hunting that afternoon and it was dead on. The following week after deer season went out, we were hunting rabbits in the same area and we found the deer about 175 yards from were I shot the deer. I knew it was the deer because of the deformed horns it had. So I don't know what happened on that one, we couldn't find any sign of blood or even any sign of hitting the deer at all the day I shot the deer.
Long story short, I went back to what works, Nosler accubonds and hadn't lost a deer since, have killed around 10 since with no tracking job needed.
My best friend still loves them and still hunts with them with kills to back them up, maybe it was just a story of bad shot placement on my part. I will stick with the AB's for now.