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Old 03-20-2005, 02:34 PM
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hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

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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.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:47 PM
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

Do you have any pictures of the bullets? I'd really like to see what the bullets ended up looking like.

That's almost unbeleiveable that the X bullet lost 2/3rds of its weight at that distance, hell, even at point blank range I've never seen an X bullet loose 1/10th of its weight! And those were fired into sand as well...
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:54 PM
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

I also have had good results with the interbonds. I shot them out of my 30-338 laupa imp ant around 3850 FPS into couple of stacks of dry newspaper right from the muzzle. They retained 75% of their weight . They work excellent on deer, they flat out kill. Good Luck
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

What weight bullet did you get going that fast?!
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:03 PM
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

I shoot 140gr Barnes X bullets of one variety or another through paper targets and into the sand berm all the time. I fire them from a 7mm-08 and a 7STW. The berm is just behind the 200yd line.

I have recovered MANY of them and have noticed a significant reduction in bullet mass.

Of all the whitetails that I've killed with the X bullets, I've yet to recover a single bullet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:55 PM
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

I only shoot the 150's in my 30-338 laupa imp. I have a 30 inch tensioned benchmark barrel on it. That was a max load at 3850 FPS. But it will shoot no pressure at 3750 with 99.0 grains of 7828 and federal match mag primer. The bullets averaged 100 grains weight when recovered. I figured if they retained 50% weight at that speed they were good. I was really suprized by their weight retained.
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:09 AM
 
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Re: hornady Interbond VS. Barnes X

Yes I would have to agree with Brent, that's unbleviable that the barnes lost that much weight! I too would like to see the pictures of them.
I have seen a "x" bullet taken from phone book from 300 yrds, the bullet was the classic mushroom...it was a 150 gr from a 7mag. Didn't have the weight, but looked darn good.
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