June 13, 2004, 11:19 PM
What kind of quality can I expect from these, would anyone on here trust them for defense/hunting? They are the only HP's I have easily available here in Canada and would like an opinion on quality and trustworthiness.
June 13, 2004, 11:30 PM
They are the best you can get. I load a lot, and I go out of the way to get Montana Gold bullets. I'm loading 9mm h p tonight.
June 14, 2004, 11:50 AM
The Montana Gold are pretty good bullets. Definantly not the best I've tried, not quite the cheapest, either.
Can't get the Remington 115gr JHP's from Midway or Cabela's?
I've found the Hornady 115grXTP's, Nosler 115gr JHP, and the Sierra 115gr JHP's to be more accurate. Also, the Montana Golds are not designed to open up like most of the other JHP's
My Perf.Ctr. S&W's (3), uniformly, as well as a S&W Super-9 prefer the Remingon 115JHP's for accuracy, with the Sierra and Nosler coming in, in that order.
Because I can get the Rem's in Bulk of 2,000 for about $103.00 (US) delivered, they are the obvious choice.
Run over 5.3gr of WSF (preferred), of 4.9gr Win231, or 4.5 Titegroup, or 4.3gr Bullseye, will give at or under 1.0" 5-shots, at 25yds through P.C. guns, about 1.5" for Super9. Velocities run 1,150 to 1,200fps.
I used some of the Montana Gold last year, but at ~55.00/M delivered, and the accuracy not quite as good as the Remingtons, I haven't gotten any more.
A very good bullet at a slightly lower price than the MG, are the Zero brand manufactured in Cullman, Al. These are as, or slightly more accurate than the MG, and expand quite well. Zero loads these in their factory ammo too.
Don't know if you can get any of these other bullets in Canada though. I suspect the only reason you can get them (MG), is because they are not designed or constructed to expand as a Hollow Point. They are used mostly by the IPSC or IDPA shooters for shooting metal plates.
Hollow Point is not the best description of the MG 115gr HP's. A truncated conical, "open-point" would be a better description, as the hollow point is very shallow, and the jacket seems somewhat tougher than the gilding metal of the "other" bullets listed. Appearance is quite similar to Hornady 115gr XTP hp's, but cavity of MG is somewhat shallower.
Maybe some other "Canuck" can help you out on availability of expanding HP's.
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