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Old 07-13-2005, 06:12 PM
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I currently shoot the Barnes sabots but they are rather expensive and was wondering what you guys thought was a good replacement for the barnes
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:45 PM
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I also shoot the Barnes Expander 250 grain in my Knight Wolverine II and the accuracy is exceptional. When I practice I use the 240 grain T/C Mag Express XTP's . They shoot very similar. Then before season I recheck the rifle with the Barnes and hunt with them.
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:52 PM
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There really is no replacement-- however, you can buy the Barnes XPB pistol bullets (same animal, small cannelure) and save a few pesos.
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:00 AM
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I have to agree with Randy. The Barnes Expanders for some reason really do shoot excellent. I did not get a chance to see the effect of them on a deer last season due to lack of cooperation on the deer's part. Another fellow up here shot a nice buck with the same bullet only he was shooting 110 granis of powder and the wound channel that bullet made was most impressive. Again, I look at them like the powerbelts. They are too expensive to play with on the target range. I usually get a 25 (I believe it is) pack of them in late summer, sight in the rifle and then use the rest for hunting, although I have been having some excellent luck with the Buffalo Bullet SSB in 375 grain for accuracy and might stick with them due to cost alone.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:53 AM
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The Barnes Expander MZ is still the most lethal MZ projectile I have ever used. They aren't legal here during the regular MZ season, but we use them in New Mexico and during the Colorado rifle seasons. They blow a hole through an elk like a .300 Winchester.
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