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Old 09-24-2010, 10:03 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

I have shot a lot of animals with a 180 tsx in my 300 rum and I think that are a very good bullet. The worked great on nilgai in south texas. Most of them dropping where they where. Deer on the other hand all run off after shooting them seems like for me. Some of which leave little to no blood due to the small hole the bullet leaves in the animal. I will say most every deer I have shot with them had a chest full of slush when they are gutted. All The animals where found with in 50 yds or so from where they where shot.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:45 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

Hey guys, thanks for all the replys. I went back and looked at the pictures of my deer. the deer was quartering slightly to me because all 4 shots entered in the lungs and exited about middle of the deer where the liver is. It probably just cought the back part of the lungs. Thats why the deer kept going. I dont remeber the lungs being jelly except the back 1/4. the liver was gone. the heart was still good. That probably explains why he did not flinch. never hit anything solid and he finally pumped out enough blood to die. The bullets look like they expanded just fine. I just remember this deer as huge. It was the biggest deer i ever shot, so i guess i was a little excited, and when he did not fold, i kept shooting him till he went down. I was not taking any chances. As soon as i figure out how to post pictures, i will get some on here. I never had any of the entrance, but only the exit side.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:41 PM
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Here are the pics guys. I think i need to shoot the shoulder if i want drt performance. I do believe it was the shooter now, not the bullet. Funny how you remember things and then look at pictures and go oh ya, now i remember. I hope i did not get anyone too stirred up. I should have posted this a year ago when it was fresh. Please dont flame me too bad. lol
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

I'm not going to flame you at all! Damn fine muley!!

So, your point of entry was BEHIND the shoulder on a deer slightly quartering TO you. There in lies a good cause of what happened.

When a game animal is quartering to, even if slightly, it is my opinion that aiming behind the shoulder is no longer a place for good bullet placement. I'm aiming towards the front of the shoulder or even in front of it, just the opposite of a quartering away shot.

Try that next time you have the opportunity and see what happens. Quartering to shots are among my favorites with a rifle as the game usually drops on the spot.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:04 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

NICE buck, I love mule deer! Ya, 8in forward and it would have been a different story! Not many bullets look that good that far back, they get em dead but not with the dramatic DRT effect.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:36 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

Thats a nice one. what he score.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:47 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX 180g report

Nice buck! Youd id the right thing just keep shooting until they are down. No need to chance it
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