What are you Favorite pistol bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ktmboyz, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    What do ya'll use for pistol reloads. I really like the Hornady xtp line. I have also been loading Berry's and Rainier with pretty good success.

    So for overall value and performance what is you fav?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Depends what I'm loading for....target from any of my pistols, I like Rainier or hard cast. For hunting out of my 357 or 44 I like Speer Deep Curl.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i only reload plinking and target shooting loads for handguns. i use berrys and rainer whichever is cheaper when i order. i dont handgun hunt deer sized game but i do handgun hunt rabbits with a 1911 i use plated 230 grn fmj for that just pokes holes killing the rabbit instantly.

    i take that back i do use 300grn .429 jacketed soft points from speer in my ruger 44 carbine now and then. no one else offers a 300grn sp in 429
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I have a Lee melting pot, a set of molds, and a couple of tire shops that remember the kindly old coot that shows up on a hot day with a cold six pack. Straight wheel weights make good plinking loads.
     
  5. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Same as C3....
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Rainier enough said
     
  7. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    I'm with c3 too. I even pick up tire weights on the street when I take walks. All they are is wannabe boolits.
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    45 ACP for 1911--230 gr RN Bear Creek moly.
    45 ACP for revolver--185 gr Berry's HBRN plated
    9mm for Production and Single Stack divisions---147 gr Montana Gold CMJ
    9mm for Open division--124 gr Precision Delta FMJ

    Those 4 cover about 80% of my pistol shooting, around 20,000 rds/yr.
     
  9. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    I say the hell with it and load Gold Dots for everything.
     
  10. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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  11. noylj

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    H&G #68 .45 200 gn L-SWC or RCBS 45-201-SWC 200gn L-SWC
    MasterCast .45 H&G #68 BHN14 L-SWC (Carbondale, Ill.)
    Precison .45 200gn L-SWC moly-kote
    Remington .38 148gn L-HBWC
    Penn 9mm 115gn L-SWC
    Magma .40 155 and 175gn L-SWC
    Lee 358-102-SWC for 9x19
     
  12. noylj

    noylj Member

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    Can not edit (All I get is all the letters squished together).
    Forgot to mention, rather than not so thrilling plated bullets, I go to real jacketed bullets from Montana Gold or Zero Bullets. Same price, much higher quality.
    For 9mm/.38 Super/.38 Special/.357 Magnum, the jacketed bullets are at the same price as a lot of commercial cast bullets. Why use lead if jacketed as just as cheap/expensive? Bought Zero 121gn JHP from Powder Valley for $233/3000, as I remember.
     
  13. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    Ranier & Berry for plinking.

    Hornday XTP's if I'm serious about stopping a critter. 44mag with 300gr XTP should stop most things short of a grizzly in the lower 48. H110 for my mag loads.

    I've used it for Whitetail & feral pigs in NE and wouldn't hesitate to use in on black bear if I made the mistake of ticking one off.