by NRA Staff - Sunday, July 15, 2012
This ordnance gelatin block, shot with a 180-gr. TTSX from a .30-'06 Sprg. at 100 yards, is representative of performance from Barnes all-copper projectiles – deep penetration, excellent expansion, and maximum tissue/organ disruption.
Barnes' TSX and TTSX bullets expand rapidly upon impact – such as seen here from a .30-cal., 180-gr. TTSX.
With its higher velocity, and therefore wider expansion diameter, the 180-gr. TTSX from the .300 Rem. Ultra Mag. at 100 yards created additional damage to the ordnance gelatin block (bottom). For comparison, the top block was shot with same bullet from a .30-'06 Sprg. (top).
The expanded 180-gr. TTSX at left impacted ordnance gelatin at 3,003 f.p.s., while the TTSX at right struck its target at 2,526 f.p.s. – both exhibited perfect expansion and weight retention.
Barnes Bullets' Mona, Utah, facility.
The author with his unusual trophy – a forward-sweeping-horned buck taken with ICC's Green Elite Hunting ammunition loaded with Barnes' .30-cal., 150-gr. TTSX.
The landscape outside of Douglas, Wyo., varies greatly, and can offer some long shot opportunities – an ideal place to use the TTSX.
Chandler Bates, director of business development with Barnes Bullets, with his trophy antelope.
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