Originally Posted by Topshot
Has anyone had any bad experience of barnes bullets? Either not expnding or expanding poorly.
I have not herd of this hapening with .338 caliber bullets but I have with .308 calibre bullets.
This has been the reason why I have not considered these bullets for my rifle.
It is an odd fenomenon how some bullets act differently. I have had mixed results with the
30 cal Barnes (some expanded,some lost the petals and some didn't expand at all) hit in
the same spot. And some that were heavy bone hits and didn't bring them down for several
On the other hand the .416 Barnes are great and perform perfectly every time and other than
severe copper fouling (Solved by molly coating) are my bullet of choice for the big bores.
The swift A Frames are the other choice on dangerous game that need .375 or bigger bullets.
I have used many other brands on 338 and down and "my" bullets of choice based on all round
performance (Accuracy,terminal performance,consistant expansion at the recomended velocities,
Wind bucking ability and minimum fouling are :225gr accubond, 250gr accubond,250gr partition,
250gr Swift A frame,225gr Hornady SST and the 225gr Barnes TSX.
This is just on my experiences on game. BCs are important but not the only thing to consider.
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