Re: Barnes X
Off topic a bit but curiosity got me. I looked and had 9 different boxes of X bullets here. Both coated and non coated. No TS though. From about 10 years or more ago to a box less than a year old.
Regardless of whether they shoot in all guns or not(have found a few rifles that don't like a certain type of X bullet- this is true) I wanted to measure them.
Measured about 20 out of each box. Average variance out of size and round was less than .0003 Then went and measured the match bullets I use in competition. Berger, JLK and Sierra. Both old 30 cal and a number of different .224 ones. Average out of round and off size .0002
I don't doubt that bad bullets from anyone can get out though. But that measuring put me at ease figuring the box that Roy measured was a plain fluke.
Roy-- send em back and get a replacement. Never did that with Barnes but have had to do it with Sierra and Hornady. Works out fine. No one is perfect.
Get as close as you can, but utilize your skills as needed.