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#1 RobertR

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 09:43 AM

Has anyone had the chance to use the Barnes Varmint Grenade leads yet. From what I have read they would be devastating on ground squirrels and prairie dogs. They take powdered metal and compress it into a solid bullet and then the billet is dropped into a copper cone. Then the cone is shaped into a its bullet form leaving a hollow point.
The bullet basically disintagrates on entrance.
Check out some of the high speed video clips.
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 02:06 PM

Looks deadly :yes:
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 03:00 PM

Thats a cool video!!! Ouch.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:59 PM

I just read about them in one of my outdoors magazines. That was the first I heard of them. Sounds like they should be great for varmints. Most likely would not leave an exit wound on furbearers. That would be good.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:24 PM

Paul has a good point there. :yes:

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:56 PM

I'm not sure of the exact fps out of either my sons 243 or my 22-250 but they are smokin loaded with 4895 imr powder. They are both zeroed at 100 yards and there is no hold over at 300 yards. We shot some full pop cans and some water bottles and let me tell you it's complete devastation. What amazes me is there is no exit holes. It's like the bullet disinagrates. My son said he shot a jack rabbit and it swelled up upon impact but the bullet never exited. On the box of 22-250's it has a label that says recommended twist of 1:10 or faster because there claim is they are ultra high velocity bullets. I cannot wait to try them out on gophers.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:18 AM

Another possible benefit especially here in the East where shooting any distance can be downright dangerous anymore is there should be no ricochet from these bullets.
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