The below pictures are a Red yearling shot with a .308, hunter used 130gr Barnes TSX bullets. The animal was shot at a range of approximately 40 yards, down hill quartering towards the hunter. Bullet entered the neck smashing the spine. Death occurred in a matter of seconds.
Yearling showing bullet exit.
Bullet entry through junction of neck and shoulder.
The TSX continued through the chest cavity putting rib bones and spine through lungs and organs before exiting behind the shoulder.
Below picture shows the exit wound created by the TSX. The Barnes bullet broke the shoulder as it exited the animal, the bullet was not recovered.
Barnes 130gr TTSX
This Alaskan caribou was taken using a Remington .308 Win, utilizing a Barnes 130gr TTSX hand loaded projectile with a muzzle velocity of 3020fps. Range taken at was 270yrds, the animal was struck solidly in the shoulder.
In the photos= below we can see that while the lungs have been heavily damaged, certainly enough to ensure a clean kill in this instance, the TTSX is already losing it's ability to impart a very broad wound.
A small exit wound on the offside of this caribou. Again, careful shot placement is the key when using Barnes TTSX projectiles, especially at extended ranges.