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Old March 12, 2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Barnes Banded solids - ever tried them?

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a 22 cal bullet that will not open up in my .222. In PA we can use rifles for fall turkey season, but I don't want to waste the meat with something that blows the birds up. I have a Sako in 222 remington that shoots light weight bullets deadly, but 55 gr FMJs tumble after 50-75 yards. I'm relativley sure the barrel twist is very slow, hence the 55 gr FMJs aren't being stabilized. This gun will shoot 50 gr spitzers fine. Since I cannot find any 50 gr FMJs this Barnes Banded solid looks like the next closest choice. Anyone ever used these? Opinions? Will that flat tip still be accurate out past 100 yards?
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Old March 12, 2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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Barnes makes a Banded Solid spitzer in 22 caliber, but it is as long as a 55 gr spitzer. You would have to try them to see if it will shoot.
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