Re: Barnes X Performance on Big Game?
In every rifle I hunt with, I have a load with Barnes X that shoot under an inch at 100 yds. I drive them to max velocity, 3500 fps with 75 gr .25-06, 3400 fps 85 gr .243, 3240 fps 120 gr .270 Win, 3200 fps 140 gr 300 SAUM, 3200 fps 165 gr 300 Win Mag. All loads are with plain and now D/C Barnes X. Needless to say I love them. I also love Nosler bullets. Even a 150 gr ballistic tip out of my 300 Win Mag at almost 3400 fps will kill whitetails; however, you WILL NOT have a blood-trail of any kind as the bullets explode rapidly. Lungs go to a slurpy-like consistancy, but in the thick clear-cuts and briar patchs I hunt in, you need a blood trail to make your life easier.
On pigs, they are kryptonite!!!