Outlaw, thanks for additional intel.
For me, if I had to condense my bullet preferences over the years, it really goes from one bullet to another with a mix of all others in the mix along the way.
I am, in the simplest of terms, a Ballistic tip guy who has transitioned to a TSX/TTSX guy. I've used these bullets on most all big game with almost any other brand and type you can think of in the mix that I've used just to see how they do, but never really holding on to any other kind for long.
I've had 100% success with the following and there's nothing I would do to change the oucome: TSX/TTSX, Btips, Sciroccos, VLDs, Speer, partitions, nosler solid base, and Sierra HPBT hunting bullets.
I have more Barnes bullets on my load bench than all others combined. It's been a fantastic and flawless bullet for me, my brother, and my hunting peers. And just a thought, but prior to shooting the Barnes, I've always been a heavy for caliber shooter. With the Barnes bullets, I have seen that lighter and faster works very well for me. As an example, my first choice for deer/pronghorn in my 270 is the 110 with the 130 in second place. I've never even purchased the 140 or 150 TSX/TTSX.
Hopefully, I will never be disappionted with them. From the history I've had, I don't see it happening.