Precision Bullets 1st impressions


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Black Snowman
January 2, 2007, 12:43 AM
Well, I ordered a bunch of Precision Bullets and had the opportunity to get some of the 170 gr .400s loaded up and tested it out in a few guns.

Haven't tested for accuracy yet but the bullets look good. I really like the coating, no exposed lead, really clean to handle.

On the conventionally rifled bores it leaves a little gunk in the barrel but it doesn't build up and it cleans up really easy. A little Rem-Oil, a little scrubbing with the brush, then a couple patches and done. On the polygonal Glock barrels there was a little leading, not a lot, but it was still a bear to clean, so I won't be using it in my Glocks.

I loaded and chronoed some 40 S&W and 10mm. Here's the hard stats.

40 load was:
170 gr .400 LRNFP
4.4 Tite-Group
CCI SP primer
COL: 1.120

RAMI, 3" barrel: 850 FPS
CZ 75B, 4.7" barrel: 1000 FPS
Glock 24, 6" unported barrel: 1040 FPS

10mm load was:
170 gr .400 LRNFP
5.1 Tite-Group
CCI LP primer
COL: 1.250

Glock 20, 4.8" barrel: 955 FPS

Next step will be tweaking the loads and testing for accuracy as well as loading up some 9mm and 45 with my other bullets. I might even try them in my Casull. The website says they should be good up to 2000 FPS. Maybe I can safely put that to the test. :)

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HSMITH
January 2, 2007, 02:11 AM
Be darn sure you flare enough to not break the coating. This is a great case for seating and crimping in two steps. Lots less chance of breaking the coating.

Get away from TiteGroup, it is a LOT hotter than similar powders and just as dirty unless loading pretty hot.

Try some Super Field and Unique with them in the Glock after making sure the flare is big enough. If you have to clean a Glock bore something is definately wrong.

robctwo
January 3, 2007, 01:44 AM
I've been shooting the Precision and the Oregon Laser Cast bullets for a while. I like Clays in both the .45 and 9mm. HS6 works good for me in 9mm as well.

3.8 to 4.2 Clays under the 200 gr SWC makes a great .45 target load.

I have been shooting the 9mm RNFP in my Sig 226 and CZ 75BD and P-01. I put a Bar Sto barrel in my BHP and it doesn't like them at all. Switched to RN in 9mm for this gun. Just ordered some from both companies.

My CZ97B doesn't like the SWC. I have a bunch of RN from both companies to load for it as well.

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