So, who's giving bad advice? Me recommending Barnes, or you recommending PB's?
Mauser, you have entirely missed the point.
I am not recommending Powerbelts to anyone. But you're recommending a bullet you've never used on big game.
The Thor may be one bad-ass bullet, but you're not in a position to make that conclusion. That is my point.
Bang-flops mean squat to me--they're more a result of where you hit an animal than what you hit it with. I've had 'em with everything from C & C .30-30 bullets to TSXs to PBs. I've had three with PBs, two elk and a deer. I've killed seven elk with PBs and three deer, never had one get away, as a matter of fact they blew right through the deer and were impressive.
But I am not recommending them to anyone, or claiming they're "the best," just stating my own personal experience.
What I use should be no concern of yours; I didn't bring it up, you did. I don't care what you use either. I've had a .50 caliber round ball fail on me on a whitetail (yes it was recovered), but I'm not saying you shouldn't use them even though I choose not to.
See how that works?