What do you boys use and how do you like them on deer sized game? I am thinking about switching from Core-lock to one of these 2 bullets in my .270 WIN. Which bullet do you like and why?:texasflag
The original Barnes Bullets were real bad about leaving copper fouling. The Triple shocks are better, but, any time you use any of the lead free bullets, they are going to be harder and consequently leave more copper behind.ive shot the triple shock and had great luck with it. i shoot in 270 and 300wsm. shot an elk thru vitals and exited thru far shoulder but stayed insidde the hide. guide put bullet on scale and it retained over 98%. guide also said hes personally tested a ton of differnet bullets over the past few years and the barnes triple shock performed best. did caution me toclean barrel frequetnly. i have no idea why but he said they did dirty up the barrel more than most.
Are you loading your own or buying factory ammo? You can go up in bore size (not a bad way to get a consistently larger exit). You could go with a bonded soft like the Accubond, North Fork, or one of the others. You could also try the Partition (it will separate at high enough velocities).I want to thank everyone for their imput it is really helping me out. The reason that I am looking into switching is that I have started shooting deer right behind the sholder to try and perserve as much meat as possible. In my younger years I would knock out the front sholders no questions asked and didn't care about how much destruction that did. I now hunt in the hill country and occassionally get a shot at an axis or two I want something that will present a better blood trail on bigger game. In a nut shell I am tired of shooting deer with core locks and having to trail with no blood except where the deer fell. I am also a fan of the deer falling where they stand when I pull the trigger and for the last few years with core lock that has not been happening.