Barnes TSX or Tipped TSX (if longer than 400 yds) I love barnes bullets, you can go with a lesser grain ( I think barnes tops at 140g for 7mm) because they keep 99% of their weight. If memory serves the BC on the TSX is outstanding and I believe the tipped TSX was even a little better than that.
I was a Barnes user too . I just never saw on game results that I expected . I did recover one bullet , it is a 160 TSX , 7mm . I know any bullet can have a bad day , but this bullet never hit a bone . it sure didn't retain 99% of it's weight . Jim
how does this A-max hold up on close shots , say closer than 150 yards ? thanks Jim
I wouldn't recommend it at that range. They are a thin jacket and ballistic tip which further increases quick expansion. If you do use them, stay away from a shoulder shot. For the same reasons I've already mentioned, they make a good long range bullet....Rich
A 175 gr Nosler Partition is what I used on my 6x6 Wyoming bull several years ago. Worked well, loaded to nearly 2900 fps. In, tore everything loose inside, and exited with about a quarter-size wound on the opposite side.
A 160 Partition or Accubond would inspire confidence as well.
I would give the 154 grain interbond a try. It has a .525 BC and 90% weight retention. They make large mushrooms and still maintain retained weight better than the Accubond or partition.
I have used the 165 grain 30 cal interbond and they passed thru 3 out of 5 hits. The recovered bullets were 154 and 137 grains with large mushrooms. They both took out both front shoulders and were under the far side hide when recovered.