Berrys Preferred plated bullets


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colt1911fan
May 8, 2007, 08:06 PM
has anyone here loaded Berrys Preferred plated bullets into .45 ACP or any other caliber, the only place i can find them is cabelas, and are they any good

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wolfe28
May 8, 2007, 08:23 PM
A friend of mine and I both shoot Berry's 45 RNDS (round nose, double struck) and they are a fantastic projectile for a plated lead bullet. I would order them directly from Berry's:

http://www.berrysmfg.com/

I believe that they are currently about $25/250, and if you order more than $30 worth of stuff, they will pay shipping.

Definitely worth a try.

D

distra
May 8, 2007, 09:54 PM
I've used them and they are fine bullets. I also like Rainier lead safe plated, but are top notch plated bullets.

RustyFN
May 8, 2007, 10:00 PM
I use them in 9mm and they shoot great.
Rusty

ReloaderFred
May 8, 2007, 10:12 PM
I use so many Berry's Bullets, I have a wholesale account with them. I load them in 9x19, 9x21, .38 Super, .38 Special, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, 10mm, .400 Cor-Bon, .45 acp and .45-70. They make an excellent bullet and are a nice bunch of people to deal with.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Roadkill
May 8, 2007, 10:14 PM
I'm using them in .45, 9mm, .38,.357, .40, .32, and 30-30. Am on about my fifth order from them. Have had no problems at all, and shipping is always free. Used mid range loads. Quality and consistency has been excellent.

Walkalong
May 8, 2007, 10:15 PM
Ditto for Berrys. I used to shoot Raniers, but since trying Berrys bullets I shoot mostly Berry's. I still have some Raniers in 4 calibers. :)

shc1
May 8, 2007, 10:20 PM
I think Graf & Sons has Berry's also...
Shipping $3.95 for on-line orders.:)

ezypikns
May 8, 2007, 10:45 PM
I use .45 ACP and 9mm and they're both fine bullets. Cabelas seems to have the best prices and fortunately, there's a Cabelas in Fort Worth.

philbo
May 8, 2007, 10:48 PM
Been using the Berry 185 RNHB in 45acp for over a year. Actually prefer the Berry to other plated I've tried. Had a thousand delivered from Cabelas yesterday, already loaded 250. Can't recommend high enough.

Brass Hawg
May 8, 2007, 11:06 PM
I guess I'm confused about the plated bullets. Why load a plated .45acp bullet that cost $100. per thousand when you could load a FMJ bullet at the same cost?
http://ghostholster.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_46&osCsid=c4f506ecb306d34781836d91078c0ce5
That is the shipped price also.

Personally I quit loading either about 6 months ago and switched to moly coated bullets for my .45acp and 9mm because of the higher prices.

mactex
May 8, 2007, 11:18 PM
I've used them in my .380 without any problems. However, I did run into some mismatched bullets in one box. The box was supposed to have 100 gr bullets, but I found a couple of 115 gr bullets mixed in. As always when reloading, be careful and pay close attention to the details!

CypherNinja
May 9, 2007, 12:06 AM
I'm about to get into reloading and I've been seriously looking at Precision Bullets (http://www.precisionbullets.com/) and Berry's.


My (worthless) 2 cents. :D

shadowalker
May 9, 2007, 12:09 AM
For me plated 45 ACP / 40 S&W cost about $72 for 1,000 while jacketed FMJ cost about $130.

I shoot Berry's in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP and like them for practice. I also tried Rainer but found they had a .006 variance in bullet length, where Berry's had an average of .002, YMMV.

Not that much of a point for 9mm because you can get jacketed bullets for the same or cheaper price from Midway.

We have a Cabelas in Boise and they usually sell them cheaper than Berry's does before the shipping or lead surcharge. Cabelas sells them for about $18 for 250 for 40 and 45 ACP and $12-14 for 9mm.

Zippy06
May 9, 2007, 12:30 AM
On e-bay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Berrys-45-Cal-230-Plated-Round-Nose-Bullet_W0QQitemZ140100932745QQihZ004QQcategoryZ71113QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Berrys-45-Cal-185gr-Plated-Semi-Wad-Cutter-Bullet_W0QQitemZ140071925623QQihZ004QQcategoryZ71113QQcmdZViewItem

Walkalong
May 9, 2007, 08:34 AM
I guess I'm confused about the plated bullets. Why load a plated .45acp bullet that cost $100. per thousand when you could load a FMJ bullet at the same cost?

Zero's at Ghost Holster are a good deal as well and are good bullets. I shoot some Zero's, but shoot more Berry's. My Winess Elite Match in .40 loves the Zero 165 JHP. :)

357mag357
May 9, 2007, 09:12 AM
ReloaderFred,
How did you get a wholesale account with Berry? Are the prices that much less? I want one too.:D

philbo
May 9, 2007, 09:16 AM
On e-bay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Berrys-45-C...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Berrys-45-C...QQcmdZViewItem

I ordered a thousand Win 9mm 124 FMJ from the above seller last week. Competitive prices and very good seller.

SSN Vet
May 9, 2007, 09:23 AM
I guess I'm confused about the plated bullets. Why load a plated .45acp bullet that cost $100. per thousand when you could load a FMJ bullet at the same cost?

I found this to be true also....

After consuming my first order from Berry's, I was surprised to see their price had increased. I wound up placing my next order w/ Roze Dist. for 1,000 158 gr. JSP .38 cal. bullets and the total cost was something like $7 more.

Berry's makes a quality bullet....but the plated prices have increased to high to make sense for me.

I think Fred is buying a LOT of bullets (probably >10,000 at a time).

Have out with it Fred.....what's the min. buy for the discount?

jmorris
May 9, 2007, 10:14 AM
Stay below 1200fps and they will be fine. They do show signs of instability when using heavy, for the caliber bullets, out of some AET barrels.

Walkalong
May 9, 2007, 10:35 AM
After consuming my first order from Berry's, I was surprised to see their price had increased. I wound up placing my next order w/ Roze Dist. for 1,000 158 gr. JSP .38 cal. bullets and the total cost was something like $7 more.

My first order from Roze Dist. suprised me. I did not know they were here in Al. and I had to pay sales tax.:eek:
They are a good company and are good to deal with, but for me I'm better off ordering Zero bullets from Ghost Holster.

ReloaderFred
May 9, 2007, 11:38 AM
I got hooked up with Berry's at the SHOT Show several years ago. I go to the show whenever it's held in Las Vegas, since that's only a 2 day drive from here. My orders are usually over 10,000 bullets, with the last one being 22,000 bullets, since my shooting partner wanted a couple thousand for himself. I had my FFL for 18 years, but let it expire when I retired, since retirement doesn't allow the extra money working does. Every day is Saturday when you're retired, but every Friday isn't payday..........

If you can get your orders from Berry's to total over 200 pounds, there is a price break on the shipping from UPS. If several people go together to place an order, it's not that hard. Their catalog tells you what the weight is per thousand, so it's easy to keep track of the total weight.

I also buy a lot of plastic boxes from them, since they're cheaper than cardboard and last a whole lot longer.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Luggernut
May 10, 2007, 09:20 PM
Another happy customer. I use Berry's almost exclusively.

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