Originally Posted by pmh-usa
A. I would like to get feedback from those that HAVE compared impact performance of the tipped vs. the non-tipped Barnes Triple-Shock bullets. As much as possible looking for bullets of near or equal weight compared for expansion, penetration, and accuracy. I'm getting ready to expand my horizons so to speak across several different calibers that I've loaded with conventional bullets and want to avoid as much wasted effort and $.
B. Regarding the LRX line, is the difference from the TTSX only in ballistic characteristics of the bullet? Or are there terminal differences such as lowered required impact velocities needed for expansion?
I presently have and shoot all three of the bullets mentioned. I can give first testimony on the terminal performance of a 145 LRX. I had complete penetration on a doe that was at about 300 yards. The deer was facing me head on. The shot entered at the front shoulder, drilled down and through, and exited through the left hind quarter. Ballistically, the LRX, at least in my opinion , is one of the most accurate bullets I have ever fired. They are quite long as compared to it's cup and core counterparts in any caliber. This caliber mentioned was in 7mm, and namely, a 7 STW rifle.
As to TSX performance, my sons seven Mag, loves the 140 TSX. At the same time I shot the doe with the LRX, we both shot together at a pair of distant deer. He was shooting his TSX, and at the shot, both deer collapsed. His was a broadside shot, through both shoulders, DRT.
Theses bullets are here to stay, and I hope they do. I started shooting them, in light of possible " lead ban ". Wince then, I have enjoyed both accuracy, and terminal performance.