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Ok goofing off, gathering load info on the start of reloading for the 6.5  I came across some guys saying they have used the Barnes 110gr Banded Solid bullets on some very large game and had great results.  I also saw a few guys claiming they have shot them through trees and the bullet looked as good as it did before it was loaded and they penetrated great.one used solids before.  I'm thinking for head shots through the thick skulls on hogs they may have some merit. Also on head shot for does and such.  I guess i'm just looking for more info on what the solids are best suited for and if i should even bother testing them. They are extremely long and I'm not sure they will load mag lenght in the first place but I am curious if anyones used them in "smaller" calibers.   Thanks.
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Solids are for very thick skin, heavy boned game, where penetration means everything.  Think dangerous African game.  Don't think you will be needing a solid for any game you would hunt with a grendal.  With a small bullet like a 6.5 you will want expansion so it can damage more tissue.

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Think energy transfer there Graham.  If the bullet doesn't leave the body all the energy in it has to be absorbed by the body that was hit.  With big dangerous game, most animals can give an take a pretty big whack, ergo you want penetration with as much internal damage as possible to cause bleed out. 
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Barnes TSX bullets are technically solids as well, and I think they would be a better choice for game hunting than the banded solids.  They penetrate deeply and transfer more energy.  I think hog skulls would crack like watermelons to a TSX.
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I think i may still try them.   I want to stack about 10 milk jugs full of water back to back and see how far it goes through.
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You might not be able to use them on deer type game legally.  They are a non expanding bullet and in some states that is not allowed.  I would look at the triple shock x bullets.  THey will still expand but supposedly give very good penetration and stay together better then lead core based bullets.

Ccoker has said he uses barnes .270 on hogs out of his 6.8 and they go clean through on shoulder shots.  Pretty impressive IMO.
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G, I have shot a truck load of hogs with a 6.5x55 carl gustaf mauser and remington core lokts, havent had any kind of penetration problems at all.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I think i may still try them.   I want to stack about 10 milk jugs full of water back to back and see how far it goes through.
8 With a .300 wby and 200 gr. solid at 2800fps.
Or through 21" of wet phone books, and into the dirt.

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