Re: Barnes tipped TSX 168 or 180 gr. for elk?
Having shot considerable more than a few elk with the 168 TSX, give it time and you will find what it will do and what it won't, it WILL NOT penetrate and elk shoulder every time because it lacks enough bullet mass to over come how wide it opens and it deflects, I've shot enough elk with this bullet to see it deflect on elk shoulders three times. I've seen only one 180 not make it through a elk shoulder and I've never seen a 200+gr fail to make it into the chest cavity of an elk. I also custom cut wild game and as the bullet weight goes down for cal the more holes in the elk, not hard math to put together.
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