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    foxes with barnes grenades

    Has anyone used the barnes grenades on foxes?
    I purchased a box (.223 in 50gr) to try,just wondered if they will penetrate and kill clean or if they explode on contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKG View Post
    Has anyone used the barnes grenades on foxes?
    I purchased a box (.223 in 50gr) to try,just wondered if they will penetrate and kill clean or if they explode on contact?
    Not tried them but they sound good!!!!

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    Ive not tried them as I was told you really have to get them moving to make em work. I have a .223 too and went for Blitz kings which are superb in it. Can you let us know how you get on with them as I will give em a whirl sometime if you get good results.

    Cheers


    Pete

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    If they're as good as 55gn Blitzkings they're worth having. Like Chickenman asked, let us know how you get on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenman View Post
    Ive not tried them as I was told you really have to get them moving to make em work. I have a .223 too and went for Blitz kings which are superb in it. Can you let us know how you get on with them as I will give em a whirl sometime if you get good results.

    Cheers


    Pete
    Loving the Blizkings in the 22.250 and they look pretty cool too.

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    Looks like they go pop then!

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    I've really struggled to build an accurate load using Barnes Varmint Grenades, even stoking them over hot loads of Reloder10X and VV N120 in my .223. They are incredibly fussy with seating depth and neck tension, much much worse than my usual Hornady, Sierra or Speer bullets.

    I know a number of people who have also had problems with them - in fact I only know one person that succeeded, and that was with the lighter .224 VG bullet (39gn?) in a .222 with a 1:14 twist. As an alternative, the cheap Dogtown hollowpoint bullets from Midway are very good if you want a messy, frangible .22 varminting load.

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    Suggest 60grn V max with 26grn Varget in .223, 10 tho of lands, lapua cases, neck sized.

    Deadly on all forms of quarry from crows upwards. In fact absolutely awesome on crows. Never had any problem with an premature break up on larger furred quarry. Deadly accurate and realitivly cheap!!

    Don't use anything else cause it does what it says on the tin.

    D

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    First load tests produced a group 0.5" @100y accurate enough! (This is using 23.5g vectan T3000 powder,fed primer's and brass).

    The bullets are long so have to seat them quite far in.
    My remington 700 has 1 in 9" twist so I think with the long bearing surface of the bullet is why its ok.

    Now need to see if foxes likes them
    Last edited by MARKG; 20-09-2010 at 20:03.

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