Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Need help with Barnes 140g XPB HP

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kentguy, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH
    First off, I have been doing some testing with different bullets for my 357 magnum and I ran across several boxes of Barnes bullets their 140g XPB HP at the place where i pick up reloading supplies.

    I have never tested with Barnes bullets before so I started doing some digging around. I do not have a Barnes Reloading Manual and data is a bit scars on line. Today I emailed Barnes Tech folks for some data but until that comes I was wondering if any of you out there have experience with this bullet in a 357 magnum platform?

    I know the bullet construction is a bit longer than say a Hornady 140g XTP (Barnes = 775" & Hornady = 600"). This is a lead free all copper bullet. I know with a longer bullet comes various concerns as well so any thoughts here again would help.

    I will be testing for some simple target rounds and a hunting type round. Guns used will be a S&W 28-2, 357 Magnum w/6" heavy barrel and a Rossi lever action carbine (38 spc., 357 mag.) w/20" barrel.

    If anyone has any experience with this bullet and or load data or advice in general they could share, I would appreciate that.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014