Handgun Bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by noylj, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. noylj

    noylj Member

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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.
     
  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very profound Joe. Will you be my new spiritual adviser?
     
  4. 4t1mag

    4t1mag New Member

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    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.
     
  5. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    got ta love lead there cheaper therefore twice the fun
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I don't care what a bullet looks like I care what it does to what I am shooting.
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.