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need some advice here ,, using a 168 gr tsx in my 300 wby and had to put 3 bullets in a 225lb hog to stop him,at 100yds they went in and out,small hole in and small hole out,, my question is should i go up to 180gr -200gr or go lower ???,, the boys at Turners say i should go down in wieght,
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    I would try and switch to the TTSX, the ballistic tip should help initiate expansion when hitting soft flesh, or when using the TSX try and hit bone! But i do find it odd that those bullets penciled right through. And i would not go down in weight, especially when using a round like the 300weatherby that has some serious horsepower. I would bump to the 180TTSX/LRX.
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    Put a 190 or 210 Berger in it and past em. Plus you will have much less copper fouling.

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    need some advice here ,, using a 168 gr tsx in my 300 wby and had to put 3 bullets in a 225lb hog to stop him,at 100yds they went in and out,small hole in and small hole out,, my question is should i go up to 180gr -200gr or go lower ???,, the boys at Turners say i should go down in wieght,
    thanks, for any help


    What did the internal damage look like? I have taken a lot of game and seen a lot taken with TSX bullet and the exit hole doesn't tell the story of the imense amount of internal damge that they create.

    Dropping a hog or any animal on the spot is more a function of bullet placement than anything else
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    Re: barnes tsx

    Surprised at the results but moving up or down in TSX weight won't change anything IMO. Try a 180gr Accubond or Partition. Shots to the shoulder should provide some impressive terminal performance. Miss the shoulder and you'll still be good to go.

    Just my 2 cents and it's probably worth every penny.
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    hunting in comiefornia,, in the no lead zone,,of i would be using a swift a-frame
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    What did the internal damage look like? I have taken a lot of game and seen a lot taken with TSX bullet and the exit hole doesn't tell the story of the imense amount of internal damge that they create.

    Dropping a hog or any animal on the spot is more a function of bullet placement than anything else
    small hole in liver, top of one lung and rib cage, wasn't much damage
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