Barnes bullets for 264lbc Sept 29, 2011 14:34:32 GMT -8
Post by GLSHOOTER on Sept 29, 2011 14:34:32 GMT -8
I know the 95gr ttsx for 6.8spc was designed at barnes strictly for the caliber so the bc and design of the projectile was ground up, not retrofit. I see retrofit in the use of the 6.5 projectiles from Barnes as they came before the specific caliber. I think that's got a lot to do with why there's a "consensus" from some of our resident experts and a few others spaces throughout the interwebz.
But as oneshot said keyhole is a stabilization thing. In the above link some of the best projectiles for the lbc/Grendel is cup/lead tip style. I would agree since the best factory load I've tested to date has been the amax from hornady. FFT.
I guess what this whole thread boils down to is, there are bullets out there that are a whole lot easer to make shoot. I don't ever remember seeing or hearing of any one (except Randy Brooks) that has used Barnes bullets for any long range hunting. The same with shooting targets at extreme ranges. I will agree that if you shoot in a lead free area you have to use something other than lead or rocks, solid copper bullets might be a viable alternative.
Signed: One of Your Resident Experts
I have not personally had the need for the Barnes type but I have read a bit on the DRT bullets. They got a got write up in one of the gun mags and I read some stuff by blow hard on another board about how great they are. I know he was from up North but I swore there was banjo music in the background.