45 ACP Bullets


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stodd
February 27, 2013, 04:46 PM
Hello everyone,

What are some good bullets to use for reloading 45 acp? I will be using it in a kimber 1911.

I use berry's bullets for my 9mm and 38 spl and they work pretty good, just wanted to know what ppl out there in the community use.

Thanks.

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rcmodel
February 27, 2013, 04:57 PM
Bullets is bullets.

I have used Berry's with perfectly fine results.
As well as any number of cast lead designs, and any number of jacketed brands.

Right now, it's not a matter of which is best anyway.
It's a matter of what you can find in stock for sale.

If you can find anything, they are the best!

rc

cfullgraf
February 27, 2013, 05:07 PM
Over the years, I have used cast, jacketed, and plated 230 grain RN bullets in my M1911s. All worked fine.

I currently use Berry's plated but these days you kind of have use what you find.

Constrictor
February 27, 2013, 05:12 PM
Missouri bullets 230 lead rn.

1KPerDay
February 27, 2013, 05:14 PM
I've shot a bunch of berry's 230 and MBC "softball". Both are excellent.

As noted, whatever you can find is good. IMO if you can find a round nose profile you'll have less potential problems than a SWC profile, but with careful loading you can usually make SWCs work reliably in modern 1911s.

medalguy
February 27, 2013, 05:25 PM
There are a lot of weights and profiles made for the .45 ACP, but the plain fact remains that John Browning designed the gun to function with 230 gr FMJ (RN) bullets, and I've found nothing that works any better, most not as well. So, for my money, I'd look for any kind of 230 gr RN bullet. Makes no difference really whether you use Montana Gold, Berry's plated, or Remington jacketed bullets. All brands should work just fine.

stodd
February 27, 2013, 05:57 PM
Thanks Everyone.. I was thinking about using a 230gr bullet and yes the fun part will be to find someone that has some for sale nowadays..

thanks again,.

Constrictor
February 27, 2013, 05:59 PM
Its no problem finding them.

ljnowell
February 27, 2013, 06:02 PM
Anything from Missouri Bullet is great.

lonewolf5347
February 27, 2013, 06:04 PM
for me I run
Missouri bullets 200 Gr.SWC #1
my pet load in my SA1911 is 3.8 grains of Clay's

savanahsdad
February 27, 2013, 06:13 PM
I've shot a bunch of berry's 230 and MBC "softball". Both are excellent.

As noted, whatever you can find is good. IMO if you can find a round nose profile you'll have less potential problems than a SWC profile, but with careful loading you can usually make SWCs work reliably in modern 1911s.
MBC ? Montana Bullet Co. , Missouri Bullet Co. , Midstate Bullet Co. or something else ?

1KPerDay
February 27, 2013, 06:15 PM
Missouri Bullet Company

http://www.missouribullet.com/results.php?pageNum_rsCWResults=1&category=5&secondary=13

savanahsdad
February 27, 2013, 06:28 PM
Missouri Bullet Company

http://www.missouribullet.com/results.php?pageNum_rsCWResults=1&category=5&secondary=13
cool. and only about 10 cents a round , when I run out of my 5 cents per round stuff, maybe I'll try them ,


180505 yes that says $4.99 per bag of 100,:neener:

DoubleSawbuck
February 27, 2013, 06:50 PM
Mike at Mastercast has some great bullets too.

I prefer 200g LSWC and at a little over .06 a bullet (shipped) he's the best price I've found so far.

savanahsdad
February 27, 2013, 07:34 PM
Mike at Mastercast has some great bullets too.

I prefer 200g LSWC and at a little over .06 a bullet (shipped) he's the best price I've found so far.
cool.... ya got a link ?

DoubleSawbuck
February 27, 2013, 07:39 PM
http://www.mastercastbullets.com/productpricelist.html

stodd
February 27, 2013, 07:41 PM
Does lead bullets mess up the barrel on the 1911 with lead residue?

hey_poolboy
February 27, 2013, 07:53 PM
Does lead bullets mess up the barrel on the 1911 with lead residue?

I hope not. I've shot thousands of rounds through my 1911's.
If pushed @ velocities appropriate to the hardness there's not really much to worry about. I've never really had a leading issue. If I see a little lead in the bore a chore boy does the trick nicely.

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dsm
February 27, 2013, 07:54 PM
Missouri bullets should be easy to get...they have been really ramping production. I've had good luck with the 200 SWC.

BYJO4
February 27, 2013, 08:07 PM
I also like Missouri Bullet for lead bullets.

Hamish
February 27, 2013, 08:09 PM
I really like the bullets from Precision Delta.

I have 2k on backorder right now, but I'm sure I'll receive them before I run out. I prefer the 230 grain FMJ bullets at $135 per 1000, so they're $0.135 each including shipping. They do require a 2k minimum, or else there is a small additional fee. I think it is a good price for FMJ, and I've never had a problem with them in my Ruger SR1911.

www.precisiondelta.com

chris in va
February 27, 2013, 08:14 PM
.What are some good bullets to use for reloading 45 acp? I will be using it in a kimber 1911.

The 228gr I cast in my garage.:cool:

savanahsdad
February 27, 2013, 08:17 PM
Does lead bullets mess up the barrel on the 1911 with lead residue?
I just started shooting cast SWC BB in my 1911, (Tru-cast) and they are by far the best shooting loads I have ever shoot in it !! I have ran about 1,000 rounds of Laser-cast through it (RNFP's) , over 500 Berry's plated, and 1000's of factory stuff , too bad Tur-Cast is no longer selling bulets , so time to shop for something else,

oh and back in 1911 that was the most common round "lead round ball"

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