Re: Barnes's Tests Prove Why Berger Hunting VLDs Are So Successful By Eric Stecker
I guess it was the Tip on the TTSX, or something, that allowed them to break the petals off those bullets. I've never 'broken' a TSX or TTSX. The above went in 53gn, and came out 53gn; and that's trough both leg bones and a scapula of a 120lbs Whitetail doe. The only Barnes bullets I can think of that I've nocked petals off, were the 110XPBs designed for 38spl, that I pushed out of a 357mag Rifle at 2400fps. Even then, they only shed 1 or 2, and retained the body of the bullet.
The test on Barnes don't seem to show there point to well. The Noslers and Bergers seem to do pretty good for passing through bone, both at 100 and 1000. The TTSXs penetrate well, but I wonder about the BC issue. I doubt the Barnes bullets have as high a BC as the Berger VLDs, no matter how you measure it.
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