Berry's plated 45


March 18, 2013, 05:12 PM
Does anyone have experience with Berry's plated 185gr flat point or 200 gr flat point 45 cal bullets

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March 18, 2013, 05:31 PM
Have loaded some 200gr flat point in the past. They shoot fine over W231 powder, if you can find any.....

March 18, 2013, 05:35 PM
I have shot the Berrys 185 Gr SWC, 200 Gr HP, and 230 Gr RN and they all shot well for me. I will buy them again if the price is right, but right now I still have some. I have no need for .45 bullets right now.

March 18, 2013, 07:01 PM
I've used the 200gr FP in the past. But now only use the 230gr RN or the 185gr HBRN. With these two I do not have to reset my seating die, same profile. No problem with any of them.

March 18, 2013, 10:29 PM
Agh yes, I forgot about the 185 Gr RN. I like it too, and more specifically, my 1955 Target likes them.

March 18, 2013, 11:02 PM
I've loaded a lot of Berry's 200gr, these guys right here:

They shoot fine in all my guns.

March 18, 2013, 11:13 PM
Thanks guys,
Any favorite loads, etc.???
Thanks agin

March 18, 2013, 11:17 PM
4.8 - 5.0 gr. Titegroup 1.250" oal

ETA: I just edited to a lower gr. amount since I worked up to the higher load. I don't feel comfortable recommending the higher load online. 5.0 is hot for this bullet and I'm going to add all the usual disclaimers, work up, make sure it is right for your gun, check for vigorously thrown brass, etc.

I also have some 700x data, but hardly anyone uses it...

March 18, 2013, 11:27 PM
I shot 170 or so of their 230 grain RN loaded with Clays to 170 pf Saturday with good results.

March 18, 2013, 11:42 PM
I have used their 200 FP & 230 RN. I Used 5.3 of BE with the RN & I do not recall what I used with the FP.They were OK,but I switched to lead because of cost.:)

March 18, 2013, 11:44 PM
Really appreciate it I have lots of 231 and unique

March 18, 2013, 11:52 PM
Use the 231. I use 231 under my Berry's 230 gr loads. Shoots great!

March 19, 2013, 01:47 AM
I have used just about every bullet they sell in all calibers. Much cleaner than swaged lead, and much better priced than jacketed. In thousands of rounds, never a single issue, and all the bullets have been very uniform in size and weight. As a result, I have completely switched over all handgun reloading operations to use their bullets.

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