145gr LRX in 7mm calibers. 168gr TTSX in 30cal stuff has worked well for myself/group I hunt with.
I shoot the 145gr LRX pronghorn through elk. I stick to an impact velocity of 2200+ in my deployment of them and don't just shoot for lung shots with them since I don't feel that is an ideal placement for this style of bullet.
Meaning you try to break the shoulder?
I picked up some 127gr LRX bullets for the 6.5CM to try. I've shot them at the range with decent results. If anyone's got experience with these on game, I'd love to hear it. Especially at moderate distances.
Yep. I was just clarifying how I deploy them for results I find favorable. Not everyone will initially think in terms of a more controlled pass through channel in terms of placement selection, they might pick a bullet purely because someone else they knows shoots it and not consider that shot placement needs to be factored in as well. Shoot a controlled expansion bullet through rear lungs on an elk and you might not like the results.
But also the main thing I was pointing out is even though barnes says the LRX are rated to 1600fps and TTSX are rated to 1800fps impact velocity to "open" I didn't like the photos I could find of the bullets at those impact velocities as they didn't have full peel back of the petals. So I hold myself to 2200fps impact with those bullets as photos seemed to have pretty much full expansion at those velocities.
I tried catching one at 400yd from my 7-08 in a water bath for shits and giggles one day to see in person but I didn't have a thick enough column to stop the bullet, I need to revisit that at some point.