CorBon has loaded the Barnes Triple Shock X bullets in their DPX Hunter line of cartridges for several years. The Triple Shock X bullet is an all-copper bullet that has proved to offer excellent expansion and penetration. Many hunters have had very positive results with these loadings, and CorBon has expanded the line with 14 new loadings in 2008.
One of the loadings, the 7.62×39 cartridge, also offers the potential of being an excellent self defense round. Many homes have an SKS or AK-47 type rifle that is part of the family home defense plan. The CorBon DPX loading for the 7.62×39 may be an excellent choice for these rifles.
I own various calibers of DPX ammunition including .223 and .38 Special. Â Both of these loads have worked great for me – very accurate and gel tests look really good on them. Â The .38 Special is a very light recoiling load when compared to my previous favorite 158 gr +P LSWC-HP for my Smith & Wesson 642. Â The DPX load delivers deep penetration, with excellent expansion. Â Add in the lighter recoil, and I can see how a lot of people would want to make the switch.
There new DPX rifle loads definitely bring something to the table. Â As we all know, some areas of the country have banned, or are looking at banning, the use of lead ammunition. Â This forces hunters to find all copper solutions for their hunting bullets. Â This is but one of the reasons that Barnes has done so well in the recent years.
With the CorBon DPX loads, a hunter can find a load that matches his or her firearm and know it will do the job. Â When you are hunting, you normally only get one shot. Â If that shot hits, but fails to anchor the animal, you are going home empty handed and leaving a wounded animal to suffer in the woods. Â Quality ammo and good shot placement puts meat on the table. Â These DPX rounds will make sure there will be a stocked freezer.