May 21, 2020
Mona, UT – It is a great pleasure that Barnes Bullets received the 2020 Award of Excellence from Sporting Classics Publications in the ammunition category.
"The extraordinary success of Barnes Bullets is the X-factor. But the X is not an unknown quantity. Or quality. Quite the opposite. It is the consistent, dependable shape of an eXpanded Barnes monolithic, copper-alloy hunting bullet. On impact, the hollow noses of X bullets flare into four sharply edged blades that double the surface diameter, enlarge wound channels and eXtinguish game. From the original X through the TSX, TTSX and LRX, eXpansion has been backed by eXtraordinary mass retention. The bullets typically retain 90 to 100 percent of their mass after impact. As one African PH explained, "That Barnes bullet is like a soft-nose and a solid in one bullet." Popularity of X bullets led to an extensive line of factory loaded VOR-TX ammunition that makes it easy for everyone to find the perfect X load for their rifles and handguns". – Ron Spomer
Sporting Classics' 18th annual Awards of Excellence salute the best of the best— those companies and individuals whose products and services are having a significant and long-lasting impact on our sporting lives. Nominees for the 2020 awards were submitted by our senior and contributing editors, then finalized by the magazine staff. The honorees were chosen for their achievements in defining what a great sporting product should be. Their engineering, craftsmanship and innovations have set higher standards than ever before.