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Old 01-17-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default Barnes 285g Spit-Fire MZ?

Who uses them and what do you think? I just picked some up at the Sportsmans Warehouse today to try out. I've heard they are a very good bullet but some people have a hard time loading them and getting them to group. I'll be firing them from a Remington Genesis.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:31 AM
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I am a huge fan of Barnes bullets, althoughI shoot the 250 grain bullet...... !00 percent weight retention and unbelieveable expansion.... You made a good choice.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:44 AM
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Here's a pic of a spit-fire 245gr. bullet which i had used to shoot a coyote last year. i recovered the bullet in the mud which was covered by a fresh snowfall...

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:15 AM
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that is what i call perfect bullet expansion ..the TMZ with the nylon tip should also open up like that ???????
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:14 AM
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Cool, thanks fellas. I read somewhere that the Spit-Fire MZ actually had a higher BC when testd against bullets with ballistic tips. Anyone else heard that before?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:48 AM
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Cool, thanks fellas. I read somewhere that the Spit-Fire MZ actually had a higher BC when testd against bullets with ballistic tips. Anyone else heard that before?
Here is a file I keep on BC of various Barnes and what sabot to use:

Barnes #45105 275g XPB BC of .141, usiing HPH12
Barnes Expander MZ 300g #45131 BC .207, using HPH12
Barnes Origonal 300g#457010 Spitzer SP BC .291, using MMP Orange
Barnes X-bullet 300g XFN 45832 BC .204, using MMP Orange
Barnes X-bullet 300g FB 45802 BC .235, using MMP Orange

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:47 PM
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Here is a tipped MZ (250gr.) I pulled from just under the skin on the opposite side on which I had shot her (quartering away shot) dropped in her tracks (100yd shot). As I began field dressing her my buddy had noticed the ballistic tip in the pool of blood where she had lied...... 100% weight retention again.... The bullet weighed in @ 251 gr. because of the meat still stuck to it. All I can say is Barnes keeps impressing me each time I use them.

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:49 PM
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Additional pics. Spitfire TMZ is on the left.

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:50 PM
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Heres the doe I shot with it..... I actually won the big doe contest with her!!!

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Old 01-18-2009, 02:50 PM
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I'm very impressed with Barnes bullets so far. I just need to figure out which one I want to use. I get decent results with the T-EZ's and I'm getting ready to try out these SF MZ's. I might pick up a pack of SF TMZ's and see how they do.
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