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noylj 07-24-2010 09:46 AM

Handgun Bullets
I was wondering if anyone else is prejudiced about bullets like I am (maybe not the same, but prejudiced to a certain style or class no matter what caliber it is).
I prefer lead over jacketed, unless I am shooting over 1500fps, and prefer SWC over all other styles. First thing I look for in each caliber is what SWC molds or commercial bullets are made for it.
For 9mm I prefer a 115gn L-SWC (Penn) and have enjoyed casting and shooting the Lee 105gr SWC.
For .38Super, I prefer a 130-145 SWC but haven't found any commercial cast or swaged that I like. Do like the Meister 150gn SWC, but it is just a little heavier than I need for target shooting.
For .40 and 10mm, I, of course, stick with 155 and 175gn SWCs
For .44 I use 240gn SWCs
Finally, I don't know the last time I shot a .45ACP and not shot a 200gn SWC (H&G #68 style)--Penn or Precision Bullet
For .45 colt, I like the 255gn SWC.
I will use a FN.
I look at round nose and I just have no interest. Wonder what it is that keeps my mind from having any interest in round nose handgun bullets.

hunter Joe 07-24-2010 12:50 PM

I treat all bullets equally, it's people I don't care for.

CA357 07-24-2010 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by hunter Joe (Post 319649)
I treat all bullets equally, it's people I don't care for.

Very profound Joe. Will you be my new spiritual adviser?

4t1mag 07-30-2010 07:39 PM

Lead for Hunting
I use Heavy Hard Cast Lead Bullets (LBT Style) for Handgun Hunting.Have never
been disappointed with the results.Jacketed Bullets for anything else.

joshfireart 07-31-2010 02:28 AM

got ta love lead there cheaper therefore twice the fun

cpttango30 07-31-2010 02:34 AM

I don't care what a bullet looks like I care what it does to what I am shooting.

Rick1967 07-31-2010 02:34 AM

I use a SWC 140 grain for my 9mm loads. I did use a 200 grain SWC for my 45 acp. But since I changed to a 1911 I have switched to a 255 grain lead round nose with a flat point. The truninciated cone on my SWC was too long for my 1911. I can shoot them fine. But they can not be ejected without being shot. The only way to clear a jam would be to drop the mag and let the round fall out through the mag well.

Angry_bald_guy 07-31-2010 05:06 AM

I prefer full metal jackets for my .45. Of course, I haven't shot anything else, so that's the only round I know.

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