Good to know. I might try some out on pigs first. I've also heard from some guys on AR that absolutely hate the barnes "X" bullets, and I've heard from others that swear by them. I guess I'll just have to see for myself. Thanks for the help fellas.
I think most people that hate any bullet, used it improperly or, in the case of the Barnes, not at all. I have never used the Barnes but it's a no brainer that a solid copper bullet is not coming apart. I have wondered about it opening and there have been reports I trust where it didn't. But, even if a bullet doesn't open, if it's well placed in the vitals and penertates, it'll do the job.
Right--we always count each bucket after season is over--BWAAA-I was only pointing out that whilst many arm chair hunters blast(pun) at partitions --they do the job- not many folks in AK that I knew used core lokts and most didn't buy factory stuff either--Heck i ain't a stats guy anyway--Use what ever you like--
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...