for Lever Rifles
Barnes has recently expanded
its lineup of all- copper XPB pistol bullets to include 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .45
Colt, .454 Casull, .480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh and .500 S&W Magnum projectiles. Some .44
and .45 magnum XPB pistol bullets work extremely well in lever-action rifles at high
The 185-grain .45 ACP
bullet the company originally developed for U.S. Special Operations forces in 1991 has
also been reintroduced. This handgun version of the well-known Barnes X-Bullet performed
so well in military applications, Barnes began manufacturing .44- and .45-caliber bullets
for civilian use in magnum revolvers.
The 100-percent copper
XPB bullets designed for .44 magnum and .454 Casull handguns are ideally suited for use in
.444 Marlin and .454 lever rifles. In addition, Barnes offers both 250- and 300-grain
flatnosed X-Bullets designed specifically for .450 Marlin and hot-loaded .45-70
lever-action rifles. While most jacketed lead-core handgun bullets are intended for
slower velocities than these rifle cartridges can generate, the XPB and X-Bullets perform
very efficiently at elevated speeds, says Tim Janzen, Barnes Bulletss research
and development engineer. They penetrate deeply and wont separate like
lead-core bullets do.
patented X-Bullet technology, the all-copper XPB and X-Bullets offer dramatically
increased penetration over jacketed lead-core bullets, along with superior expansion and
weight retention, Janzen says. These remarkable, controlled-expansion bullets
create a greatly extended wound channel, along with maximum trauma and shock. Energy
transfer is unsurpassed.
For more information contact: Barnes Bullets,
Inc., Dept. R, 750 N 2600 W, Lindon UT 84042; or visit online at: www.barnesbullets.com.