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Barnes X bullets

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Scunyon, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Scunyon

    Scunyon Ticket Stroker

    Nov 3, 2003
    I have been looking into trying some of these in my 30.06 to give my Ballistic SilverTips a break.

    Does anyone have any real woods insight on how they perform on deer or other game animals?

  2. USPcompact


    Feb 28, 2004
    North Carolina
    I've been looking for these in .270 WSM as a hog/bear round. From what I've read, they seem to be more oriented towards an animal with a thicker hide than a deer (elk, bear, boar). The newest iteration is supposed to correct any accuracy problems the earlier versions may have had.

  3. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    Roanoke, VA
    I have been wondering about them also for my Encore .308. Might try some after Santa brings me my RCBS ;f
  4. the major

    the major

    Jul 26, 2003
    I picked up a new Weatherby .257 a month before hunting season, and 5 boxes of 100 gr x bullets. I intended to use 'em on elk and deer. Unfortunately, the best group I could work up was 1.75", so I gave up for now and took my 30-06 hunting. IF it warms up past 0 around here, I'll do some more work and see if I can get some decent groups.
  5. tjpet


    May 14, 2001
    Utah-Idaho border
    I've used X bullets off and on since they first came out.

    They're tough, penetrate well, and have plenty of hunting accuracy. I quit using them in .270 caliber and up since there're cheaper slugs that kill as well for less money.

    I still load them up for BG use in my .22/.243's. They turn the peewees into very effective deer and antelope slayers. For that purpose they have no peer.