Buster Bullet

Deep Penetrating Hunting Bullets Handguns & Lever Rifles

Barnes offers new heavy-for-caliber handgun and lever rifle bullets intended for hunting bear, wild boar, moose, bison, buffalo and other large—even dangerous—game. The bullet features a thick copper jacket and a heavy lead core, resulting in deep penetration and maximum weight retention.

This premium hunting bullet combines bone-crushing power with pass-through penetration. Unlike conventional expanding bullets, the Barnes Busters track straight without deflection. These tough bullets are specifically designed to deliver maximum penetration, even in large and dangerous game. In one field test, a Barnes Buster fired from a .45-70 T/C Encore drove completely through an American bison, anchoring it on the spot.

These cannelured, heavy-for-caliber bullets drive deep through dense muscle and bone. Bullets remain intact—jackets won’t separate from the core. Great for hunting hogs and tough, heavy game; it’s the ideal bullet for those who carry handguns for protection against bears in Alaska and other wilderness areas.

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Caliber Options

44 MAG

Diameter .429
Weight 300
Length 0.928
S.D 0.233
B.C 0.241
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30545


Diameter .451
Weight 325
Length 0.904
S.D 0.228
B.C 0.206
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30572

45 / 70

Diameter .458
Weight 400
Length 1.079
S.D 0.272
B.C 0.242
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30644

500 S&W

Diameter .500
Weight 400
Length 0.938
S.D 0.229
B.C 0.22
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30672