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Old 07-24-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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I treat all bullets equally, it's people I don't care for.

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Originally Posted by hunter Joe View Post
I treat all bullets equally, it's people I don't care for.
Very profound Joe. Will you be my new spiritual adviser?
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I use Heavy Hard Cast Lead Bullets (LBT Style) for Handgun Hunting.Have never
been disappointed with the results.Jacketed Bullets for anything else.
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got ta love lead there cheaper therefore twice the fun
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I don't care what a bullet looks like I care what it does to what I am shooting.
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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.
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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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