PMC component bullets


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bobnob
January 30, 2013, 09:42 AM
I picked up 2 boxes of PMC .277 cal 130g soft point bullets the other day. They were near giving them away for this part of the world so I thought why not.

They looked like really old stock, orange boxes faded a lot.

I wondered if anyone knows anything about the PMC projectiles? They look virtually identical to a Speer Hotcor, so much so I would swear they are the same bullet, but the box says made in the Republic of Korea.

Anyone know anything more about these bullets? I can't find anything much about them on the net.

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kerreckt
January 30, 2013, 11:21 AM
Their ammo works well for me. I have used PMC .224 55gr. projectiles and they worked just fine. That is my only experience with PMC components.

bobnob
January 31, 2013, 12:18 AM
For those that might be interested, I sectioned one of these PMC bullets along with the Speer Hotcor counterpart, given how similar I first thought they were...

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh543/bobnoble17/IMG_20130131_101418-1.jpg
The PMC on the left, Hotcor on the right.

On closer inspection the PMC is slightly longer with a more gradual taper. In the flesh the jacket of the PMC seemed ever so slightly more thick as well. Sorry the photo is not outstanding.

They look to be a solid if very conventional design. I will test them on the pigs and wild goats around here to see how they go.

GooseGestapo
January 31, 2013, 07:13 AM
The only PMC ammo I've ever used was some 7mm08 from early 2,000's.
Mine was actually loaded with Hornady 139gr PtSpt's.

Ammo was/is "HOT". As in 2,900fps (chrono'd) from my 20"bbl.

Reloading the brass was "interesting". Reloaded ammo wouldn't chamber except with considerable force and a mid-range "starting" load showed excessive pressure....

I eventually discovered that the brass necks were oversized for my chamber. I neck-turned the brass with my Forester hand-neck turner. Now, they are my most accurate brass for this particular rifle...
Brass IS PMC manufactured.... It is thicker and softer than U.S. sourced brass...

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