When hunting dangerous game, a lot is riding on a relatively inexpensive amalgamation of copper, brass, power and primer. After the hunt cost, travel, trophy fees, rifle, optics and related expenses, the actual ammo—the very thing that can stop a charge, prevent an animal from being lost or save your hide—is very, very inexpensive indeed.
In times past, the availability of true safari ammo—stuff tough enough to stop an animal coming in or going away was hard to find. In fact, it wasn’t long ago when the death of the double rifle was going to be because of lack of ammo.
- Take it as a testament to quality that multiple manufacturers load Barnes bullets – both expanding and solids. Barnes has built a reputation around the world the old fashioned way—one dead animal at a time. It is only natural that the famed bullet manufacturer would turn its sights toward loaded ammunition. I shot my last buff with a 500-grain .458 TSX and the results were staggering—over a full inch of expansion with shoulder-to-shoulder penetration. What more can you ask for? With eight safari calibers from 9.3 x 62 to .500 Nitro Express, Barnes has the Safari market well covered.