Mona, UT – Barnes Bullets, LLC (“Barnes”) is proud to announce its VOR-TX precision ammunition won the 2012 American Hunter Ammunition Product of the Year Golden Bullseye Award from National Rifle Association (NRA) Publications.
“At Barnes, we continually strive to make better products that outperform the competition. We now not only have the best performing bullet out there today, we offer hunters the ultimate in accuracy, terminal performance and handloaded precision in a factory loaded round,” said Randy Brooks, president of Barnes Bullets. “Having VOR-TX acknowledged by American Hunter as ammunition product of the year is an honor that everyone at Barnes is extremely proud of.”
The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledges the finest products available for shooting sports. Now in its tenth year, the awards are given to winners selected by a seven-member committee comprised of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff who, collectively, represent more than a century of shooting and hunting experience.
The Golden Bullseye Award will be presented during a special breakfast at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri held on Friday, April 13, 2012.
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Barnes VOR-TX ammunition is precision loaded with the deadliest bullets on the planet. The leader in bullet innovation offers hunters the ultimate in accuracy, terminal performance and handloaded precision in a factory loaded round.
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“The Golden Bullseye Award, now in its fifth year, has come to symbolize the best efforts made during the past year by companies and individuals pursuing excellence and innovation in the manufacture of firearms, accessories and related equipment. We honor this year’s winners for bringing to market products that are remarkable in their utility to the firearm enthusiast and for standing as exemplary representatives of an industry that traces its roots to the very founding of our republic. We are confident that shooters and hunters everywhere will receive this year’s winners with great interest and appreciation for a job well done,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications.
The 2007 Golden Bullseye Award winners are:
For American Rifleman, NRA’s flagship publication for more than 120 years: Rifle of the Year, Tikka T3 Tactical; Shotgun of the Year, Benelli Cordoba 20 Gauge; Handgun of the Year, Springfield EMP 9 mm; Ammunition Product of the Year, .338 Federal; Optic of the Year, Aimpoint CompML3 and 3XMag; and Accessory of the Year, Caldwell HAMMR.
For American Hunter, the world’s largest hunting magazine: Rifle of the Year, Thompson/Center Pro Hunter; Shotgun of the Year, Remington Model 105 CTi; Ammunition Product of the Year, Barnes MRX Bullet; Optic of the Year, Leupold VX-L; Gear of the Year, Bushnell ONIX200 GPS.
For Shooting Illustrated, NRA’s newsstand monthly: Rifle of the Year, Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter; Shotgun of the Year, Remington Model 105 CTi; Handgun of the Year, Taurus PT 1911; Ammunition Product of the Year, Winchester Supreme Elite XP3; Optic of the Year, Nikko Stirling Platinum Nighteater Riflescopes; and Accessory of the Year, Ballistic Technology Bullet Test Tube.
The Barnes Triple Shock X-Bullet was recently selected as the 2006 Shooting Illustrated Ammunition Product of the year.
The Golden Bullseye Awards are an acknowledgement of the finest products available in the shooting sports, and are voted on by an eight-member committee consisting of editors, art staff and veteran publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the firearms industry. To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, a product must have been:
- Recently introduced and widely available to consumers in 2005
- Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine
- Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
- Innovative in design and function
- Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
- Styled in a manner befitting the firearm industry and, perhaps more importantly its enthusiasts
The award was presented at the recent NRA Convention in Milwaukee and Barnes, along with their employees, feel very honored that they were considered for this special award.
Barnes continually seeks to be a leader in the shooting industry and will continue to produce innovative and state of the art products for the shooters and hunters.