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i'd say before you jump on the e-tip wagon you might want to test the terminal performance at 700 or 900 or whatever yardage you want to shoot. i've no doubt they will perform great at close range but at distance is the big "Q". as mentioned the Accubond is very difficult to beat as a bullet that can do both and has a proven track record. i'm getting ready to test the terminal performance of bullets and it's a lot of fun. only down side is drinking a gallon of milk every day!
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    I assume you guys would also recommend the accubond for the 7mm stw as well in the 160 grain? any thoughts on the tsx? I got decent accuracy and velocity out of the 140's but heard they fall apart so i never tried them on game.
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    I assume you guys would also recommend the accubond for the 7mm stw as well in the 160 grain? any thoughts on the tsx? I got decent accuracy and velocity out of the 140's but heard they fall apart so i never tried them on game.
    How in heavens name could anyone think that a TSX would fall apart?
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    The tsx doesn't fall apart. But IMO it's not a long range bullet either. In fact as much as I like them the accubond doesn't fall into my category of long range either. They work but to me a long range bullet has a high b.c. which in reality the accubond and tsx don't. To me a long range bullet would be a berger or a smk. The bergers are proven in long range hunting as is the heavier smk's. With a berger you can usually step up to a heavier bullet with better kill performance and about the same drop as the lighter brand x bullet at close range. At longer ranges they perform better even though it's heavier. Just my thoughts.
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    How in heavens name could anyone think that a TSX would fall apart?
    When i first started messing with them in the STW quite a few guys mentioned the pedals were falling off an pinholing stuff. Havent seen it personally but just what i heard.
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    The tsx doesn't fall apart. But IMO it's not a long range bullet either. In fact as much as I like them the accubond doesn't fall into my category of long range either. They work but to me a long range bullet has a high b.c. which in reality the accubond and tsx don't. To me a long range bullet would be a berger or a smk. The bergers are proven in long range hunting as is the heavier smk's. With a berger you can usually step up to a heavier bullet with better kill performance and about the same drop as the lighter brand x bullet at close range. At longer ranges they perform better even though it's heavier. Just my thoughts.
    I agree with you that the TSX isn't a great long range bullet compared to others. But I disagree with your statement that SMK's are better long range bullets than Accubonds. Yes they have higher bc's but that relates to exterior ballistics and is different from terminal ballistics. I have personally used SMK's to kill things at long range and have tested a many more of them in media and I have seen spotty performance at best. Some weights and calibers expand every time. Some do not. Accubonds work every time and although they have slightly lower bc's, they still are good. A 200 grain .30 AB at .588 going 3200 fps is nothing to sneeze at. And the 160 grain .284 AB is .531 and pretty darn impressive when it smashes into and breaks both shoulders of a bull elk at 900 yards. Oh yeah, and lets not forget the 225 AB in my .338 that busted down a gigantic bodied bull elk at 1302 yards. And they work at point blank range too. There's a reason why AB are best sellers.
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    How in heavens name could anyone think that a TSX would fall apart?
    A lot of times they wont expand at all !!!!!!!!
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