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#194659 - 10/01/18 06:54 AM Re: Barnes vs Hornady [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
 Originally Posted By: sw282
Choose the one that shoots best in your gun.. Remember that SHOT PLACEMENT is number ONE. Put the bullet where you want it.. EITHER will do the rest


X3 on this for me.

I have no experience with the Barnes pistol line of bullets, but quite a bit with the XTPs. In .44 cal. the 240gr. driven much over 1200 FPS didn't really stay together for me. . .dead critter non the less, but doesn't have my confidence with quartering shots or possible bone contact. I am really fond of the 300gr. XTP and have shot this from .44 Mag, 445 Super Mag and a sabot 50 cal. muzzleloader with velocities ranging from 1250 FPS to as hot as 1985 FPS out to ranges of 175 yards. This bullet has worked flawlessly for me on MANY deer (whitetail/mullies), thick shielded hogs, 1 cow elk and other critters of opportunity. As stated above. . .ACCURACY IS KING! Good luck with your hunting this season.


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#194674 - 10/01/18 09:54 PM Re: Barnes vs Hornady [Re: sw282]
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 Originally Posted By: sw282
Choose the one that shoots best in your gun.. Remember that SHOT PLACEMENT is number ONE. Put the bullet where you want it.. EITHER will do the rest


Amen.

200 XTP's shoot like lasers through my Encore ... be very hard for me to move to something else. A light load I was shooting last year at 1300 fps drilled a sow at 50 yards and dropped her in short order with a complete pass through.
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#194675 - 10/01/18 10:30 PM Re: Barnes vs Hornady [Re: PsTaN]
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The 240gr XTP from 1,400-2,400 fps have been killing deer and pigs in my various guns for years. I have hundreds in stock and no reason to change.

They work for me.
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