I was a Partition shooter for many decades. But, when CA went to non lead we had to switch to Barnes because it was the only non lead bullet out there!
Once we started using the Barnes manual we really started getting great groups. The key was OAL to squeeze the last 1/4-1/2" out of them.
However, paper holes dont kill stuff! I've killed dozens of animals with TTSX bullets from Mtn goat to pigs. They are the toughest, most uniform penetrating/expanding bullets I have ever seen. At this point I cant see myself shooting anything else.
I know what Barnes says, but at what minimum vel. do you still get good espansion or if complete penetration good terminal results?
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
I think we use bigger heavier bullets to make up for poor shooting skills and then call it "Ethics" when we cant make a shot!
Go look on the archery sites! holy crap what a bunch of excuse makers! Most of those clowns cant shoot past 20 yds! Dont ever hunt west of the Miss! we average about 50 yd shots and go out to 75 regularly!
Here are 2 pics
1. 243 target. The guys at Barnes agree; the 243 with the 85 gr TSX is the best all round combo there is. They all shoot it
2. here is an 80 yds shot with a broadhead at a 3" x
remember in old england they PRACTICED at 225 yds!!!!!