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#2974172 - 10/09/12 10:30 AM Barnes Bullets
dt-34715
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Is it really worth the extra money to go with Barnes over the Shockwave or Hornady SST?
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#2974250 - 10/09/12 11:24 AM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: dt-34715]
CPerkins
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I shot the Barnes for several years. Not super impressed with the performance on game. Last season shot a smaller deer @ 15 yards quartering away. Perfect shot through the vitals out the far shoulder. Deer still ran about 75 to 100 yards. Giving the 300gr. sst a try this year.
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#2974568 - 10/09/12 03:17 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: CPerkins]
slim jim
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No it's not. There are other bullets out there that will do what the barnes will do.
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#2974588 - 10/09/12 03:39 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: slim jim]
dt-34715
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 Originally Posted By: slim jim
No it's not. There are other bullets out there that will do what the barnes will do.



which ones are you refering too?

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#2974651 - 10/09/12 04:29 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: dt-34715]
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You'll just have to shoot other bullets and see. If other bullet are as accurate out of your gun, then yes there are others out there that will kill a deer just as dead. Personally, the Barnes shoot by far the best out of my gun, so for me, they're worth it.
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#2974739 - 10/09/12 06:05 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Personally i shoot barnes out of every rifle ive got. I have never used anything that compares. Most all my buddies on my lease have switched to barnes in there muzzle loaders Will other bullets kill them? Sure! Where i hunt they can run 20 yards in any direction and be in a briar filled jungle. I like for them to be very close and barnes does that for me.
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#2974742 - 10/09/12 06:09 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: muddyboots]
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Heres one pulled from a 200 lb 8 point that was quartering to me and i shot him mid shoulder and it lodged in the offside rear just under skin. He ran about 50 yards.
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#2974883 - 10/09/12 07:46 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: muddyboots]
preachermantom
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Shockwaves and power belts are garbage in my opinion ....Barnes are worth the extra money!
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#2974975 - 10/09/12 08:33 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: dt-34715]
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 Originally Posted By: dt-34715
Is it really worth the extra money to go with Barnes over the Shockwave or Hornady SST?


In short, yes.

Shockwaves and SSTs have killed a lot of deer. As have XTPs, Powerbelts, Noslers, Gold Dots ect. But when you consider a Barnes will retain nearly 100% of it's weight, expand more uniformly and are inherently more accurate via the processing method, then yes I think there is a very strong argument they are superior to the Shockwaves.

FYI, I've killed deer with both and there was really no comparison.

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#2975752 - 10/10/12 12:54 PM Re: Barnes Bullets [Re: paboom]
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Harvester PT Gold is also an excellent bullet..
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