I have been using Barnes TSX's for all of my deer and elk hunting for a few years now and have never yet been able to recover a single one. Untill now. My wife and I went elk hunting a couple of weeks ago. After a long walk-about I saw and shot a small bull elk with my Departed Father in law's 300 win mag, using 180 gr TSX's at about 50 yrds. The bull was quartering towards me. My bullet broke the front shoulder and a rib, destroyed lungs and liver, penitrated a full stomache, and was found under the hide between the stomache and far hind leg. The total penitration was aproximately 37 inches. The bull ran about 20 yrds and dropped. TSX's are, in my opinion, one of the best large big game bullets available to north american hunters these days. Here is a couple of pics. The bullet did loose two of the four petals during the trip but they no doubt did there owne damage as schrapnel... Hope you guys enjoy the pictures because I was tickled pink to have found one.