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1932
Fred Barnes begins selling bullets made in his basement workshop in Bayfield, Colorado.
1965
Fred Barnes sells Barnes Bullets® to Burford Corporation of Maysville, Oklahoma.
1967
Barnes Bullets was sold and relocated to Montrose, Colorado. The name was changed to "Colorado Custom Bullets."
1974
Randy and Coni Brooks purchase Colorado Custom Bullets and begin making bullets in American Fork, Utah.
Fred Barnes spends several months consulting with the new owners.
1979
Barnes Banded Solids™ are introduced.
1985
Randy conceives the idea of an expanding, all-copper bullet, the X Bullet®, while hunting brown bear in Alaska.
1986
Randy takes the first game animal with an X Bullet®—An Alaskan brown bear with a 375 H&H loaded with a 270 grain X bullet.
1989
The revolutionary X Bullet® is made available for retail sale.
1992
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 1 is published. In addition to the standard edition with black cover, 500 limited edition burgundy, leather-bound, gold leaf page books are also made available.
1993
Barnes introduces the XPB™ (X Pistol Bullet) and coated XLC Bullets (X Lubricating Coating) reloading components.
1994
The Expander® MZ, a saboted version of the X Bullet for muzzleloaders, is introduced.
CR-10 bore cleaner is introduced.
1996
Barnes moves to a 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lindon, Utah.
1997
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 2 is published.
2001
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 3 is published.
2003
The next generation of X Bullet, the TSX® is introduced.
2004
The Spit-Fire MZ™ muzzleloader bullet it introduced.
2006
A tipped version of the Spit-Fire MZ™, the Spit-Fire TMZ™ (Tipped Muzzleloader bullet with a boattail) is introduced.
2007
The Varmint Grenade® and MPG™ (Multi Purpose Green) bullets, incorporating technology Barnes developed for military applications, are offered as a component to handloaders.
2008
The Tipped TSX® is introduced.
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 4 is published.
2009
Barnes moves to a new 75,000 square-foot facility in Mona, Utah.
The T-EZ (Tipped, flat base, EZ loading) muzzleloader bullet is introduced.
The Barnes Buster™ is introduced.
2010
Barnes is acquired by Remington Outdoor Company and Barnes VOR-TX® Ammunition is introduced.
2011
The LRX™ (Long-Range X Bullet) and Match Burners are introduced.
2012
Barnes re-introduces VARMIN-A-TOR™ line of bullets.
2013
Barnes introduces TAC-XPD™ Defense Ammunition.
2015
Precision Match Ammunition and RangeAR™ Ammunition are introduced.
2016
VOR-TX® Euro Ammunition is launched, offering all-copper Barnes TSX bullets in loads exclusively to CIP countries.
2017
VOR-TX LR (Long Range) Ammunition is introduced at the 2017 NRA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.