Nosler Partition, Swift A-Frame has harder lead in the nose if you need to break more bone.
Cool beans. I love the "recovered bullet" pic.I've only shot two cows so far.
First was with a 165 grain Barnes ttsx factory load for 300 win mag. 250ish yard shot. Bullet went through heart and blew apart the far side humeral head. Bullet lodged in the far side of the joint capsule. No tracking was needed. The bullet performed great.
The other cow I got last week. 150 gr TTSX for my 300 win mag. Also a heart shot with no tracking needed but no bullet recovery.
I don't doubt many other bullets would have dropped the elk just as quickly given the placement but like was said earlier, I don't have to worry about lead fragments.
...oh, and my husband works for Barnes.
The only Barnes bullet I recovered was when I shot a bull elk quartering away. I hit him between the back two ribs, the bullet passed through the vitals diagonally through about 3 feet of animal and was found against the far side hide just above the brisket.I wish that I could recover a Barnes bullet that I have shot but of the couple dozen animals that I have shot with them they have been all pass throughs.
I thought that I would have on on the African kudu that I shot at 389 yards last year but I wasn't lucky enough. But you should of heard the skinners when they pulled the heart out or what was left of it.
I have also shot 7 antelope with either 140 grain TSX or 130 grain TSX. Killed em all dead with complete pass throughs. Never had a problem with expansion even on lopes.See, that's better, Kevinitis has the right to an opinion on this thread!