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Plethora of Hunting Bullets on the Market

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by sleepyone, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. CApighunter

    CApighunter Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    I have a buddy that swears by handloaded 130 grain TSX in his 30-06. Somewhere around 3100 fps he said. I have never had a problem putting down hogs with a 165 grain Core-Lokt, and the damage has been minimal when put through the ribs. He shot a buck with his 130 gr TSX this fall and it dropped on the spot with a shoulder shot, only to find it hit high on the shoulder, but didn't break it and the bullet deflected into the spine, DRT. I much prefer a bullet that will penetrate deeply and expand reliably. Plus I save a bunch of money and my 06 shoots 180 grain Power points sub-MOA...
  2. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    The 130 TTSX is a good choice in a .30 caliber for most North American game at moderate ranges. I shoot them at 3050 fps from my 308. I'm loading 150's to the same speed in my 30-06. You get penetration and damage comparable to a 165 or 180 gr conventional jackted bullet, but with laser flat trajectory out to about 300 yards.

    They are not a good choice for longer ranges though. The light bullets lose speed fast and need to impact at around 2000 fps to expand. If you're shooting much past 300 yards I'd not use them.
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