Re: Old Barnes 'X' Bullets for .270 Winchester... Any good?
Believe me; the X bullets are NOT TSX's. I love them. They work up well on the bench and favor being driven right at the upper edge of the performance envelope, they hit hard and have a good b.c. When you hit something like a big hog it usually puts 'em down in their tracks--D.R.T.!
I would use them over any other bullet made except for the Nosler Accubond and I think it even has the edge over the Nosler. I would suggest to try again and work up HOT with slow powders to get the accuracy where you want it. Typically my groups are 3 rounds touching at 100 from a cold bore shot clean. You REALLY have to clean the barrel--no using Hoppe's No. 9--I like the CR10 bore cleaner but be warned it's pretty nasty.
Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun.....