Barnes TTSX velocity question
Sorry if this has been asked, I did a search and did not find a conclusive answer.
I am looking to load a 150g Barnes Tipped TSX in 308 to approx 2 850fps. Rifle is a Howa 1500 Heavy Varminter, 24", 1/12 twist. (Let's assume I can do this)
Question is: I have read that the min expansion velocity is 2 000fps which given the starting vel is at approx 375m. Anyone with experience with this specific bullet in 308 at long range? Am wanting to hunt smaller antelope at approx 450m conditions allowing.
Is this enough distance to worry about?
Will it still open?
Better choice? Nosler AB, Hornady Interbond?
I need something that will open at 50m as well as 450m (so sadly Berger VLD out as too many short range punch throughs, sorry VLD fans, no stoning required) with a decent BC.
Thanks for any feedback