Ian. I tried the 62 gners out of my 9 twist ruger 223 mainly on goats. Whilst it does kill them, it tended to pencil and I never recovered a projectile. The 55 and 63 gn sierras not only ate a third the price, but the put the goats down fast. The barnes tended to leave them walking a bit dying on their feet. Having hunted roe in UK I know you will want to put the beasty on the ground as fast as possible.This is a problem I'll have in a few weeks (my 223 is having a 1 in 8" twist barrel fitted at the moment). I'll be trying the Barnes TSX in 62 & 70 grains options if I can source any. --- If I can't get any I'll default back to either Sierra GK or the Hornady SP as previously mentioned.
I like the way Barnes don't break up & loose weight - especially valuable in the light small bullet calibres to ensure full penetration.
Ian. All-Copper Tipped TSXÂ® | Barnes Bullets All the best for 2015. JCS...I don't see any TTSX offerings from Barnes in .224 cal. Do they actually make them? --- I go for the tipped versions of the Barnes range where possible as they are supposed to expand quicker than the TSX.
Hi John - Thanks for that - I had just looked at the loads published on the Barnes website & they didn't show any there, so in my stupidity I assumed they didn't make any! Dohhhh!