What do you guys think of the new Barnes TTSX? Do you think the addition of the polymer tip is a good thing or a bad thing? I hear one of the reasons it's there is to help initiate more rapid expansion. Is it possible that it may expand too rapidly on large game such as a brown bear? I know it would probably do the job but the question is am I sacrificing penetration with the new design due to the more rapid expansion. Would I be better off with the non tipped design?
The specific load I'm wondering about is a 180 grain TTSX at 2900 fps out of a .300 win mag. I'm actually planning on using it for black bears, but I want a load that can do either in a pinch.
Also, with the high weight retention the barnes have, is there any benefit to having a 180 grain bullet vs say a 165 or even 150? I know with traditional bullets, a 180 would penetrate much better, but the barnes is obviously not a traditional bullet.