Excellent write up, Mike. Very thorough! Sounds like you have a real winner with that 130gr ttsx in your 308. And unlike the leaded stuff, these lighter weight non-lead bullets will perform just as good or actually better from what I read than say the 150gr lead bullet in the 308. Higher velocity, flatter trajectory, deeper penetration, less recoil & close to, or at 100% weight retention. LOTS of pluses! And it's a GREAT looking bullet.While I hate Barnes, we are sometimes forced to use them & is what I have been testing in my oldest son's 270 wsm. I want him to be able to have one round/load that he can hunt anywhere with. Condor or Colorado for example. Plus the possibility of more areas &/or states becoming lead free. A sickening but potentially true thought.So far the 130gr tsx "factory" fodder has shot the best, pretty good accuracy actually. I do not want to handload for t/his rifle & why the factory stuff. Anyway, a few weeks ago I picked up a VERY EXPENSIVE box of factory 110gr TTSX ammo but have yet to try it at the range. This is an awesome looking round with an "advertised" velocity of 3500 fps which really satisfies my
need for speed. LOL Doubt if my son cares much about that, & is obviously where I have failed in my teachings. LOLI'm really hoping that 110 gr ttsx shoots accurately as that will become his deer hunting bullet. We'll see! Anyway, good to hear your outstanding results with the 130 gr TTSX.
Frankp.s. My guess is, your load may be closer to the 3100 fps mark? Excellent speed for sure. Will be intersting when chronographed.