Well, from what I've been told, it will mushroom out to over double it's diameter all the way down to 1400 fps and it will withstand high impact velos as well. The other word on it is that the measurements on it are near perfect-10x more consistent than the x bullets were.
And the core is actually heavier than lead so the rest of the bullet can be made to "normal" lengths which should prove to shoot better in most peoples rifles.
We shall see.....
I just shot the XP-whatyoucallit into water-filled plastic jugs at 25, 100 and 200 yards. Interesting result was that the recovered bullets from each distance - were all the same. Accuracy is very good in my GAP rifle.
Looking forward to the new Barnes boolits - I have a story about them also but...
Just got a scope in a plain cardboard wrapper that has a very unique reticle system - ooops, that's another secret...
Also got the new Bonded Shockwaves... but they aren't hush-hush anymore.
Also have a can of H-869.
(only one problem - it is empty, for photo purposes only)
Needed a break from writing one of two articles that need to be in NY tomorrow. Might be a long evening. Sorry if this bugs you guys
Now that has me interested! Finally, a Barnes with a decent BC!
My worries are:
1) Cost. Tungsten itself ain't cheap and it's a bitch to manufacture.
2) They won't make them heavy enough. For example, if the heaviest 30 cal they make is a 180, basically all we're getting is a TSX with a BC finally close to what they advertised in the first place (it won't be any higher than a Scirocco, A-Max, Interbond, etc). A fine bullet, but will it justify the cost? Make some 220's, 240's, etc...now we're talking! But velocity is what sells to the masses so I'm worried they won't.
Just my random thoughts. It'll be interesting to see how these things turn out.
Didn't mean to steal your thunder. A friend told me he had read the article in Rifle so I found it myself and read it. I had forgotten you had mentioned a "Barnes secret bullet" in one of your posts a couple of months ago.
I don't see how this new bullet could be priced "reasonably" but if it is really a spectacular bullet it will only hurt on the range, not on the hunt. I remember when Speer was playing around with Tungsten. I bought a box for my .416 Rem and I think they were about $3 each. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
"Fenced yards ain't hole cards and like as not never will be, reason for rhymers and old five and dimers like me."
Oh no, I'm glad you posted that you saw them in a magazine. I have been wondering if I should show a pic of the new bullet for almost a year now but was afraid to because of all the secrecy behind it. I never read store shelf hunting magazines so I didn't hear they had finally released the cat from the bag. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]