I am trying to get more user input of this bullet. It is one of the top choices for me to start reloading and have heard from a few friends that they dont maintain intact and have shattered in the animal. I am going to use this bullet for deer and elk and dont want to be picking fragments out. I understand that the likely hood of 100% maintained is not likely but from the people I have talked to that used them say they hated them because there were no major pieces of the bullet left. I have also heard very similar stories for the nosler ballistic tip. If the same comes back here what is a reccomended bullet for 140 gn .284. I might try the barnes TSX but will it have the same characteristics of the tipped or I might go with nosler partitions(factory loads) which I have used a bunch with good success. Thanks for the input.