If you been following my tales of the deer shot with tsx bullets youd know im not impressed. I had one that failed to penetrate and two that didnt appear to open up ealier this year. I recovered all 3 of those deer luckily but luck wasnt on my side last night. I talked myself into taking one more chance with them hoping theyd redeem themselves. I took out my 2506 #1 using 80 grain tsx bullets. I had a deer come in at 200 yards. the rest was rock solid and i know my crosshairs were right behind the shoulder at the shot. Both myself and my hunting partner heard the bullet hit the deer. I knew it didnt go down at the shot but saw the direction it took. We went over there and searched for 2 hours and never found a drop of blood. All i can figure is another one didnt open up. I wouldnt be caught dead in the woods ever again with a barnes tsx loaded in my gun!!! This was the first deer i didnt recover in over 3 years. It makes me about sick when it happens and I feel pretty stupid for paying twice or more the cost of a good ballistic tip or sierra just to loose an animal!!!!