Barnes Bullets has been in business since 1932, when founder Fred Barnes began selling his bullets. Over the years, the Barnes original bullets became well known as the main choice for taking big African Game. In 1967 the company was purchased by Randy and Coni Brooks and moved to Colorado. In later years, they moved to Utah and is acquired by Remington Outdoor Company in 2010.
Barnes was one of the first to develop copper bullets and they continue to be the leader in all copper bullets. Since they are totally copper with no lead, they are very poular in California where lead in bullets are prohibited for hunting.