Okay, so the general consensus is that TSX and TTSX do a pretty good job. Now for us who live in Calif., Barnes should be giving out 50% off rebate coupons since they apparently had a hand in forcing us to use lead-free projectiles! One can always dream.
One of the reasons I handload is for cost reduction. It would be exceedingly frustrating if I didn't reload and had to pay $1.75 / round for factory loads with Barnes, especially if they did not immediately yield excellent groups in my guns. Even with reloading, I shoot about 4:1 standard bullets:Barnes. $.37 vs $.80 / round. I simply could not afford Barnes exclusively for the volume I shoot.
Fortunately, it doesn't seem like Barnes has been affected by the ammo hoarding that's currently going on. At over 2x the cost, its easy to see why.