Originally Posted by 300 ultra
I just arrived back from Wyoming on my Deer hunt and wanted to let everyone know my experience with Barnes TSX Bullets. I shot my deer with my remy Mountain rifle in 270 win loaded with a stout amount of 4350 and 140 gr TSX. I shot him at 171 yards through both lungs and he took off like he wasnt even hit. He ran 100 yards before falling over but flopped around and didnt die for a long time. When I gutted him out the hole in each of the lungs was a size of a pencel. I found the bullet in the off side and the bullet had no expansion what so ever. I couldnt beleive it. So to say that I will not ever use Barnes bullets again is an understatement. Avoid them like the plague. I am very dissapointed and am actually sending the bullet to barnes with a similar article. I will put of pics of the bullet once I have more time.
There are a lot of different experances with the TXS, some good and some bad.
My experances were mixed. (Some good and some bad) also. But out of this I realized
that what they needed was velocity (Lots of velocity).So when I pushed them hard
(3000+impact velocity) They worked reasonable well on thick skinned game. But on
thin skinned game like deer, again I had mixed results.
I have found that bonded core Bullets work better over a wide range of velocities and do
not need high velocities to perform consistently well.
The barns x and triple shock work well on dangerous game in weights of 350+grains and in
big bores. So they do have a place in my inventory of bullets, Just not in the smaller (338
and down) cal.
Again, I think all bullets will give less than desired results if not used for there design
purpose and velocity. Some bullets are just more forgiving than others. And the bonded
core design of bullets seem to be the most consistant.
I have said it many times. 'There is no golden bullet that will do everything' So you must
find a bullet designed for the intended use to get the best results.
Just my opinion.
J E CUSTOM