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Old 12-23-2006, 07:09 AM
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Question: (These are for a .50 cal.)

Which do you prefer and why:

Hornady 250gr SST
Barnes 245 gr Spit-Fire MZ
Barnes 250 gr Spit-Fire TMZ


If you prefer Barnes, do you like the 285 or 290 gr bullets better?

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:01 AM
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I haveused Hornady 250 SST's since 1997 and have never had a problem with them. I can not comment on the Barnes, never used them.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:31 AM
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:17 PM
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I have used the 250 gr. Barnes with very good results. They create a big wound channel and really dump animals hard. They also seat very hard in my T/C guns. I would recommend changing sabots to the Harvester with this bullet.

Have also used the 250 gr. Shockwave, which is the same bullet as SST with a slightlyeasier seatingsabot. These have also been very good - great balance of penetration and expansion. And they fly very well at long range. Maybe see which ones shoot the best on your rifle.
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