Exit hole Barnes 6.5 120gr TSX
The exit hole on this cow elk ( 2016 season) is typical of the size left by the Barnes 6.5 120gr TSX. It did not strike the neck bone. The range was about 125yds. I get this same result if the bullet was launched at 3000fps from my 260/6.5x55 or 3500fps from my 264mag. I've lost track on how many elk have been taken with this bullet, "120X" or TSX. Never have recovered one. All have passed completely thru even when heavy bone was struck. The bullet does make a difference as long as bullet placement is correct. Gut shots don't work even with heavy bullets from large cal magnums.