Originally Posted by 300magman
I've never fired a "premium bullet" in my life, the only experience I have is with soft pointed lead tipped bullets. So I have to ask, the ttsx and accubond are both controlled expansion bullets (from what I read), are they really going to mushroom fast enough to transfer a lot of energy to an animal like a smaller deer? ... yet still travel through a Moose's shoulderblade? (should a bad shot strike one there)
One other question I had was about VERY long range deer bullets. Is there anything that will perform well on a deer but still have a super high BC that is well into the .6xxx range?
i shot 2 deers and 1 coyote so far with the 168 g barnes ttsx.
both deers were shot in the ribs with impact velocity being 2700 fps approx.
inside the rib cage we could see 1"-1.5" entrance holes, (exits were the same) showing that the bullet opened completely in the skin. the small coyote ( a 20 pound female) was shot at 305 y. velocity was about 2500 fps.
both entrance and exits were 1.5"-2" shot was low beind the front leg.
when i lifted it by the hind legs, large chunk of internals were droping by the holes.
so yes they will open as quick as their video shows (fully opens in 2" gel.)
and they will go thru a moose shoulder blade no matter the distance or impact velocity. i made a test shooting them against 200 gr. accubond at 100 yards in a clay bank. and they were a lot better in weight retention then the accubond, but i wont use them past 500y. cause i want to keep impact velocity over 2100-2200 with them barnes.