Thanks for the cool post Brick. I shoot handloaded 185g Barnes in my .338wm and have great results. I have only recovered one bullet and it was from a black bear that hit lots of bone. Here is the pic... I think Barnes are fantastic bullets in any of the 30 mags, 270-7mm's that start at 2800fps. In my opinion this is exactly what mono bullets were built for. That said... I am chicken to try Barnes in any of my calibers that will not start with a muzzle velocity of 2800+. Not because I have ever had a failure, but because I don't want to experience a failure... So I use Partitions in my 338fed, 22 hornet, 30-30 win, and 308win suppressed slow heavy loads.