Barnes Originals

The bullet that started it all.

Barnes Originals

Produced by pressure-forming pure copper tubing around a pure lead core, this highly reliable bullet was the first custom bullet available to American hand-loaders.


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Every rifle is different. In this case, the best way for you to know whether your rifle needs a .375″ or .377″ diameter bullet is to check with the rifle manufacturer or slug the bore.

Flat-nosed Originals will begin expanding at approximately 1600 fps; other Barnes Originals expand at 1900 fps.

No. The .375 200-grain Original bullet is intended for the .375 Winchester; the cannelure ring would be in the wrong place to properly seat the bullet in a .38/55 rifle.