Originally Posted by fmajor
Damascus - thanks for such an informative post. That's a great deal of really good info there.
It seems you're testing the bullets to fail (a good thing) at high velocities determining what and how much (if anything!!!) is left.
I wonder what your results would be for the other end of the velocity spectrum - the slow end. Would the TTSX still expand as well as the Partition?
BTW, i don't have an 'iron in the fire' one way or the other. I've never tested these bullets and have no preference either way.
No problem! I've only tested the .224" bullets at close range and 100 yards. At 100, both rounds expand beautifully, with the partition having a slightly larger expanded diameter, and the TSX having about 3.5" more penetration and retained 100% of its weight (97% partition).
This weekend, I have some 70gr TSX's and 62gr TAC-X's loaded to test, if I can get enough materials toshoot at.
I also have some .308" data, fired from both .308 Win and .300 Win Mag - with much more info, one test comparing the .300 @ 450 yds using the 168 & 180gr TSX, 180 Accubond, 180 Tipped Trophy Bonded Bear Claw (factory load), and Hornady GMX 180 Superformance. I'll try and get it posted on here when I get some frew time. The TSX was the best performer there as well, with a VERY close 2nd from the 180 Tipped TBBC.