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BP Hunter
April 29, 2010, 04:55 PM
I am a new reloader and have successfully loaded my first batch of .45ACP Hornady XTP bullets behind 5.8gr of Unique and Federal LP primers. Accuracy was also excellent.

I don't really want to use Hornady XTP bullets costing $24.99/100 for range use. A local gunstore is selling Montana Gold bullets .45 ACP FMJ for $15.99/100. I would like to use these for range use. My reloading manual has no load information on this bullet. Since it practically weighs as much as the Hornady XTP, can I go with the present load for this bullet?

Thanks for your responses.

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Walkalong
April 29, 2010, 06:12 PM
Back off a couple tenths and work back up, but yea, with a MG 230 Gr RN at 1.265 O.A.L. with 5.8 Grs of Unique you should be fine. Not even max.

Alliant Powder (http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/recipedetail.aspx?gtypeid=1&weight=230&shellid=35&bulletid=65)

Quoheleth
April 29, 2010, 07:38 PM
FYI, check out longdayjake's threads here. He sells MG bullets at a quite reasonable rate - S&H included!!!

Q

calaverasslim
April 29, 2010, 07:45 PM
Luv the FMJ bullets but for range use, plinking etc., you can't beat the 230gr RN lead bullet. Whole lot cheaper too.

Rule3
April 29, 2010, 07:47 PM
What is the weight of both Bullets????

Walkalong
April 29, 2010, 08:17 PM
The only RN MG shows on their web page is 230 Gr, so I assumed that.

5.8 Grs of Unique is safe with a 230 Gr, and even more so with a lighter bullet.

amlevin
April 29, 2010, 08:31 PM
I use Montana Gold bullets and find that they perform almost exactly the same as Hornady bullets in the same configuration. I load them to the max for my 9mm and have no issues whatever.

torrejon224
April 29, 2010, 08:34 PM
You can get a better deal buying direct from Montana Gold although you have to buy a thousand minimum but the shipping is free and their products and service are outstanding.

paradox998
April 29, 2010, 08:36 PM
I've used montana gold in several calibers and have been pleased. Never had a problem with them and will use them in the future.

bds
April 29, 2010, 08:42 PM
I have used Montana Gold bullets as my designated match bullets with very happy and accurate results.

Although they are brass jacketed, I treat them like copper jacketed bullets when I reload them.

1SOW
April 29, 2010, 09:22 PM
I do the same as bds, and especially with 124 9mm HPs. They are accurate and load to speed with light powder.

I've also had good luck with the 124CMJs, but they required more powder for the same speed.

Seedtick
April 29, 2010, 10:16 PM
Click >Here (http://www.shop.rmrbullets.com/category.sc;jsessionid=C023011F4F3626C9CC821DBD99469FB7.qscstrfrnt03?categoryId=14)<

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ljnowell
April 30, 2010, 12:05 AM
You can get a better deal buying direct from Montana Gold although you have to buy a thousand minimum but the shipping is free and their products and service are outstanding.

I wont say it for sure now, but when I ordered last from RMR(LongDayJake) his prices for 125gr 357mag bullets was CHEAPER than ordering them directly from Montana Gold.

Ty 357
April 30, 2010, 07:53 AM
@ seedtick

Do you know if rocky mountain reloading deals exclusively with Montana gold bullets? Thanks.

cvo
April 30, 2010, 08:09 AM
I think he also sells Powerbond, which are plated.



http://www.powerbondbullets.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=PBOS

BP Hunter
April 30, 2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks for all your responses.

CVO: Thanks for the link!

Walkalong
April 30, 2010, 07:30 PM
I tried some .357 cal Powerbond bullets, and was impressed with them.

Seedtick
April 30, 2010, 11:11 PM
Do you know if rocky mountain reloading deals exclusively with Montana gold bullets? Thanks.

Ty, I don't know for sure???

I've been shooting his 125 grain jhp and php in my new 357 Blackhawk and I'm liking the results. Jacob says to treat his plated bullets like jacketed and that's what I've been doing.

I'm still trying to figure out just how much you can compress 2400 and keep a bullet stuffed in the case.:D

ST

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longdayjake
May 1, 2010, 02:34 AM
I dont have any 230 fmj available at the moment but my plated bullets will work for pretty much anything but full auto stuff.

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