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#186943 - 11/29/17 09:38 PM New Barnes Handgun Load Data
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I was sniffing around on the net and saw Barnes had outfitted a couple of cartridges with updated load data.

As a 454 Casull shooter, I appreciated seeing more in depth data for the XPB, and they also listed the Buster bullet now.

Barnes 454 Casull Load data

Hope a few folks find this enlightening


Edited by BBwheelgunner (11/29/17 09:39 PM)
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#186946 - 11/30/17 12:00 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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Thanks for the info!

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#186948 - 11/30/17 07:39 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: tradmark]
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BB: THANKS FOR THE PASS ALONG
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#186954 - 11/30/17 07:10 PM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: 45MAN]
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Thanks.

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#186978 - 12/01/17 07:34 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: jwp475]
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A COMMENT ON THE BARNES 250XPB IN THE 454, MANY YEARS AGO, AT THE YO HANDGUNNER HUNT, A FELLA USED THE 250XPB ON AN ELAND AND WAS NOT GETTING ANY PREPARATION. HE ASKED ME WHAT I THOUGHT AND I TOLD HIM THAT EXPANSION IS LIKE A PARACHUTE AND IT INHIBITS PENETRATION. DO NOT KNOW WHAT GUYS ARE USING THE 250XPB ON BUT I VIEW IT AS BASICALLY A WHITETAIL BULLET.
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#187003 - 12/02/17 02:07 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: 45MAN]
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In my experiemce, I shot it into the offside hide thru my cape buffalo shoulder. Full penetration on many many oryx. My cousin used it on his lionness over 400lbs. I?ve also used it on mamy elk as well. Does more damage than any other bullet ive used. I will comment that u gotta run em hard and they will work. I run mine over 1750 at a minumum. 1850 to 1900 preferred. Run em slow and they will perform as described above.


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#187006 - 12/02/17 07:28 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: tradmark]
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WHAT MAKES THIS WEBSITE SO GOOD IS THAT WE GET TO SHARE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE, WHICH TELLS US MORE THAN THEORY.
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#187008 - 12/02/17 12:17 PM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
WHAT MAKES THIS WEBSITE SO GOOD IS THAT WE GET TO SHARE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE, WHICH TELLS US MORE THAN THEORY.


you are right on with that one!



Tradmark must have more experience with the Barnes XPB than anyone else out there, and much of it seems to point to the fact that X bullets work in Revolvers too!

Crazy that an expandable could get that much penetration on a Cape Buff!
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#187009 - 12/02/17 12:31 PM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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I believe wvhitman has used em alot in the 475 to good effect. I wonder how fast the hunter ran em on that eland rey? I know ya gotta run em hard on the big stuff. When i helped some friends guiding/recovering oryx in their ranch for a few years they were my go to stoppers for the oryx cuz they did so much damage. Theyd never pass all the way thru on anything other than totally broadside shots and typically would get caught in the hide and i suspect that had to do with the larger expanded diameter not escaping the hide. Never cared cuz the damage they do.

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#187040 - 12/03/17 08:04 AM Re: New Barnes Handgun Load Data [Re: tradmark]
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DO NOT KNOW THE MV THAT HUNTER AT THE YO HAD, BUT BECAUSE OF THAT 2nd HAND EXPERIENCE, FOR THE LAST 20 OR SO YEARS I WAS DOWN ON THE 250XPB FOR LARGER GAME.
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