hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X
Yesterday I decided to have a little fun out on the range and compare two of my loads. I had some 150 gr. barnes X bullets that the ex girlfried had given me last fall and some 150 gr. hornady interbonds that I bought to test. Both loads are traveling about 2900 fps when they leave the barrel of my .06. I shot them at/into a bag of sand at 875 yards. in my rifle, the interbonds were much more consistant on their point of impact. No numbers for moa, but I hit the target 7/10 shots with them and only 4/10 with the barnes. I saved the bullets that I managed to recover and weighed them for weight retention. The barnes bullets came out with retained weights of 45.6, 47.5, 49.1 and 52.9 grains for an average of 48.775 out of 150 grains. The Hornadys had weights of 138.5, 140.3, 137.8, 130.9, 139.0, 138.6, and 134.3 for an average of 137.057 out of 150 grains. In my little experiment the barnes x bullets kept a tad over 32.5% of their original weight and the hornadys kept a little over 91.3% very impressive for going into a bag of sand.
For me, I prefer the Hornady interbonds. they shot much more consistant out of the old .06 and they kept much more bullet weight retention. I think I'll use the last of the barnes bullets for varmits.
"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"