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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lopez, Sullivan County
I've been using Barnes X, XLC, Triple Shocks and TTSX bullets since 1997. Loaded for family and buddies as well. All animals bit the dust quick and skinning and guting revealed devistating internal damage. Only one was recovered. It was a 150 grain from a 308 Win. It went through both shoulders of a buck and was under the hide of the off shoulder. It looked exactly like the pictures in the ad. Perfect and full expansion.
You only hear about the fails. It's like Tripadvisor reviews. If you have a decent time, you aren't creating an account and writing a review. I wonder how many Barnes X successes there are for every failure?
My dad shot a doe at 20 yards with a 140 grain Accubond from a 7mm Rem Mag. It didn't exit and the deer didn't leave a blood trail. There was about 18 inches of snow, so it was easy to follow the tracks. She ran about 150 yards and dropped. No blood. It was a factory round, Federal I think.