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In 1932, Fred Barnes began selling bullets made in his Bayfield, Colorado basement workshop. Over the next 40 years, the company gained a solid reputation by offering premium bullets to hunters who “rolled their own.” The Barnes Original became known as the top choice for African game.

Randy & Coni Brooks infused young blood and new life into the company when they purchased Barnes in 1974. Product performance, innovation and passion forged their dreams for the business into reality.