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Hornady vs Barnes

Old 03-25-2006, 01:14 PM
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Can some of you bullet guru's tell me if & what the
difference is between a 330gr. XTP& a 300gr. Expan?
I have looked and they appear to have the same BC
numbers. The ballastic information gives a slight edge
to the Barnes. I maybe answering my own question
the Hornady is bascially lead, I believe, and the Barnes
is copper. So if someone has shot these using a
chrony, maybe they could shed some light on my
Thanks Danny
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Old 03-25-2006, 08:59 PM
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His my take on your question and it probably will not be popular. The Barnes is an over priced all copper bullet. The XTP is a popular priced jouneymans bullet. Probably killed more ML animals than any other bullet. The Barnes will pentrate deeper and will not blow up. The XTP will kill any deer in the US just as effectivley, BUT could possible blow up at a given velocity in contact with a large bone - there fore Hornady produced the XTP Mag which will hold the velocity of a muzzleloader. The Barnes will be a much more effective bullet on thick skinned animals and dangerous animals than will any of the XTP's. I my self hunt elk with a Nosler Partition because of that one fact - thick skin...

Now I am biased so take this information with a grain of salt - Speer 300 grain Gold Dot which is bonded and has a published BCof .232 beats the heck out of the either XTP.

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Old 03-25-2006, 09:05 PM
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I can no longer find any .451 Speer Gold Dot HP300s.

That's A Bummer!

I also never seen a 330 gr XTP. I thought Hornadyrecently discontinued their 325 XTP. I no longer see them listed at Hornady's website.

That's Bummer #2

I'm tired of being bummed-out -- so I'll quit [:@]
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:12 PM
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They are no longer made T7, haven't been for a year or so now. I am using the new .452's with a much higher BC. I keep waiting for them to change the 250 GD to the same design as the 300, but the last time I stopped in and talked to the people in Speer of Lewiston, they kinda told me do not hold your breath. They still make a 300 grain .451 soft point and it shoots really well.

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