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Berry's .40 HBFP-TP

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by UserNameInUse, May 15, 2016.

  1. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Active Member

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    I've been loading 9mm with Berry's 124g Hollow Base Flat Point, Thick Plate (HBFP-TP) bullets. I am pretty happy with these and would like to try something similar for .40 S&W.

    I can't find anyone, local or online, that stocks Berry's .401 165 gr HPFP-TP bullets in 250 count boxes. I've only been looking for a few weeks. I'm not sure I want to work on this if the bullets are going to be hard to get.

    Any sense why nobody has them? I haven't been paying that much attention to what folks like for .40 S&W range loads. Is it because people aren't interested in them, or because too many people are?
     
  2. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    xtreme makes .40 cal bullets with a concave base non thick plate. never used them but i have used 1000s of regular 180gr RNFP bullets from them with great success.
     
  3. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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  4. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas?
     
  5. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Active Member

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    Oh well. Now I'm thinking I'll stick with the standard flat points.
     
  6. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    How fast are you pushing them? Standard plating is good up to 1250 ish. That's cooking pretty good for a .40. I've used standard plating in mine a lot with no issues up to 1200 fps.
     
  7. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Active Member

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    They will surely be less than 1100 fps.

    I doubt the hollow base does that much but they don't cost much more so I was thinking why not. I think the normal plate flat points should be fine.

    Thanks.
     
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  8. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes they work fine for sure. I use Berry's, Xtreme, HSM, and Rainier. Nary a difference between them as far as I can tell. Xtreme looks the best and has been cheaper lately. Been shooting lots of those.
     
  9. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    Berry's .. ( flat point ) 124 thick-plate (.356 ) .
    Those are my favorite and #one 1st choice in my 9mm reloading . you cant go wrong with them, they run accurate and great out of the Beretta to the Glock .
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