Alternatives to Berry's Bullets?

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  1. Pops1911

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    Hi Gang. I am curious to tap into the group's experiences here. For the last several years I have been exclusively using Berry's plated bullets- .45acp 230gr .452 dia fmj - for my reloading. Curious if anyone has had success with other brands of bullets? I am only reloading for my range ammo. I buy all my specialty ammo. Thanks in advance for your input.
     
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  2. 41mag

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    You could sample some cast lead for target use.:cool:
     
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    I like Xtreme 230 gr Plated round nose, find them of consistent high quality. For lead, Lasercast 230 gr lrn have proven to be very accurate for me...
     
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    Xtreme is my go to for plated bullets, been using them for years with no problems.
     
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    Eggleston Bullets.

    Or get over to Surplusammo.com they have great prices on bulk jacketed bullets. I’ve been buying these as they are currently less expensive then any plated right now.
     
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  8. ageingstudent

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    I haven't really had an issue with any of the plated or jacketed bullets I have bought over the years. Rainier, xtreme, hsm, berry's...I just buy what's on sale for practice shooting/plinking and they all have shot pretty well with a tweak here or there.
     
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    I've been very happy with coated bullets - use the blue bullets in 9 & 45 and bayou (I like to roll crimp these) in 38/357.
     
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    Blue Bullets for my .40, Bayou for my revolvers.
     
  11. RVTECH

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    The most acccurate bullet ever fired out of my 1911 was a Laser Cast 200 gr SWC with 4.0 gr of Bullseye however I have been using HSM mostly now due to local availability.
    Up side is my most accurate .357 rounds have been with 158 gr Plated SWC HSMs ahead of 7 grains of Unique.
     
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    Before I discovered coated lead I found precision delta to be priced far better than berry's especially since they are actually jacketed bullets as opposed to plated. But I would look into coated cast like bayou they typically have 100 rd sample packs pretty reasonably priced. I have had great luck with their bullets as well as my own cast/coated bullets through glocks,1911s,s&w revolvers, and even a ar9.

    .45 ACP 230 Gr. RN - 100 Ct.
     
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    HSM
     
  15. MrElectric03

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    I use xtreme for most of my pistol loads. They are good for under 1200fps and they have some that are rated higher.
     
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    edit: fixed it, prolly you didn't even know that :cool:
     
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  17. bsa1917hunter

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    If you don't know what HSM is, you might as well take up sewing or golf.
     
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  18. ageingstudent

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    High Speed Modem :D

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  19. The Courier

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    Rmr reloading all day, always free shipping and their in house 9mm slugs are top notch.
     
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    Kinda spendy - $23.00 for a 100 plated 158 gr .357s.
    $29.99 gets ya 250 HSM. (in store at Sportsman's)
     

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