Despite the best efforts of the dogs trying to stop me getting round to it I managed to skin and butcher yesterdays Roe Doe.
The effect of a 120 grain 7mm Barnes TSX doing approximately 2760 feet per second upon flesh at 200 yards is quite something to behold. The damage to meat was minimal, less than I have encountered on similar sized deer with a 6.5 swede. Frankly if a human was hit in the chest with one of these its pretty much endex.
Usually a projectile like a ballistic tip would cause a similar sized entry wound but effectively detonate blasting bits of rib and bullet jacket through the chest cavity and often through the gut ruining quite a lot of meat in the process. This bullet made a slightly larger exit hole than the entry hole without massive fragmentation damage. A feature of ballistic tip bullet wounds is often the lack of a clear single entry hole. This is most definitely not the case with the Barnes TSX. Funnily enough we acquired these as we needed ostensibly an FMJ type projectile for testing the .280/30.
Well its impressive. I will now be looking for a 140 grain bullet in this type.
It seems to be available up to 175 grain in this size! http://www.barnesbullets.com/bullets/tsx/
Entry wound from outside: