I was raised in a shooting family. My Dad was the state champion of many states with a muzzleloader. Both my sisters also won several shooting matches and/or state championships. We competed in the National Muzzleloader Rifle Associations matches. Later I was a member of the rifle team for the university I attended as an undergraduate student. Shooting accurately has always been a part of my life. We built our own muzzleloaders as modern muzzleloaders were simply not available then (dating myself).
When I began “collecting” deer for pay (yes, I’ve had a great career!), Dr. David Guynn at Clemson introduced me to rolling my own (building my own bullets) to get increased accuracy. I’ve rolled my own for 20+ years.
However, I haven’t upgraded my reloading equipment in years. In addition, I’m reached a point in my life where I’d rather be with my kiddos or managing a deer herd than studying reloading guides and trimming brass. I’ve trusted Barnes for years as the bullets my daughters use to shoot deer. I want my daughters to be successful and I know Barnes bullets have exceptional accuracy and killing ability. That’s as strong of an endorsement as I can give any bullet!
That’s why I was extremely excited when Barnes introduced the VOR-TX bullet this year. I can now have the exceptional performance of a Barnes bullet from a factory load!! This saves me time and money! I sighted in a .308 yesterday after installing a new Nikon Monarch scope. I had the gunsmith bore sight the rifle. I shot the first three at 50 yards. Shot two and shot three cut the same hole (the first shot from a clean barrel usually flies slightly different).
I then moved to 100 yards and shot a three-shot group again. Groups are what matter to me. I can easily adjust where the groups are located. I then moved to 200 yards and the Barnes delivered another three-shot one inch group! The accuracy and terminal performance of the Barnes VOR-TX bullets are simply outstanding. I’m 100% confident in Barnes VOR-TX bullets.
Growing Deer together,