I don't know when they came out but just got some barnes banded solids for my 25-06AI. I've always been hoping for FMJ bullets in something other than .223, 6mm and 30 cal. There seemed to be a big gap in the market for fur friendly bullets in 25 270 and 7mm. I hope to try them on game soon, but so far these bullets are accurate, boat tailed, and reasonably priced at about $20 a box. Any one else tried these?