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Old July 20, 2000, 06:19 PM   #1
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Looking for any feedback on X bullets or failsafes. In any caliber. Good, Bad, or Ugly.

Fouling problems, results on game [ie did it expand at all, did it make an exit wound?].
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Old July 20, 2000, 08:59 PM   #2
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The only bullet I use now for whitetails in my 7mm-08 is the Barnes XBT 130gr. Performance has been outstanding, beautiful mushrooms on the ones I've recovered. Accuracy is good (the best has been with Nosler BT's- unsastifactory results on game) and fouling has been reduced by using moly coated XBT's. Copper buildup was a little more than with jacketed bullets but nothing a little elbow grease can't fix.

No experience with failsafes
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Old July 21, 2000, 10:21 AM   #3
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Have you ever shot coyotes or other varmints with that load? Wondering if they expand on light critters much.
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Old July 21, 2000, 08:34 PM   #4
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yeah, I've taken a few 'yotes with that load. Exit holes have varied, some left little holes (mostly shorter ranges) and on some the amount of hide left wasn't worth a dime
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Old July 21, 2000, 08:36 PM   #5
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So your saying at short range [under 100?] it doesn't seem to mushroom? Or that it mushrooms so violently it breaks off the "X" and leaves the solid base?
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