Just out of interest sake. At what velocity do you shoot them to open up properly? I tried them at 2250 fps, which is where they regulated with my old Type A Mauser’s sights, but the results from a wet pack, as can be seen in the picture were not adequate for hunting. Now I’m back on Woodleigh RNs with great results.
Load is for a friend,who has used TTSX and TSX in a number of calibers.
Yes , we (he and I) have had “penciling” with Barnes and other “monolithic “ “expanding “ types. Nonetheless, this is the projectile desired for this load.
It is 100% to slow. I shoot 45gr in a .222 at just short 3100 fps and 180gr in an 8x60S at 2750 fps with devastating effects.
As mentioned, that is unfortunately where the open sights regulate, and I am curious at what velocity a .286 gr TSX opens in a 9,3x62. I’ve had exactly the same experience with 286 gr Rhinos at 2300 fps and 300 gr Rhinos at 2250 fps. The advantage of the 300 gr rhino round noses is they now make a wonderful solid to put the rear of a departing giraffe if a client missed the vitals.