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52 gr BTHP bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ole farmerbuck, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. ole farmerbuck

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    I was at the gunshow today and found some 52gr BTHP bullets w/cannelure. Who makes em like that? The vendor said they were Hornady but mine dont have cannelures. Anyway, i bought a bunch and they shoot just fine out of my 16" AR.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    whoops. never mind.....

    Oh ...with cannelure....dunno. :eek:
     
  3. billybob44

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    You have shot some already-after just purchased today?? Wow you're a fast processor..
     
  4. ole farmerbuck

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    No need of wasting any time! I have it pretty good as far as reloading goes. I step out of the reloading room and go about ten steps to the bench. Which is why i've never seen a range. None around here.

    Come on Walkalong, tell me the brand. There is no way they're Hornady is there? He had them with 40 and 55 v-max bullets. I didnt notice the cannelure till i had them in the pickup. Oh well. Only one vendor had even heard of IMR 8208 so there was no chance of finding any there.
     
  5. ole farmerbuck

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    Wow. I cant believe i have bought such rare bullets!:D Anybody know who could have made them? Maybe i'd better go get more?
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Factory "oops" perhaps, sold off as blemish's etc?
     
  7. ole farmerbuck

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    They might be i guess. I called the guy i bought them from this morning. (just happed to have his cell #) and he swears they're Hornady. I havent tried any in my 20'' AR but they shot good in the 16" AR. Day off today Walk?
     
  8. JimKirk

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    I looked at every major bullet makers web site. As far as I can tell no one makes such a product, are you sure they are even real bullets? Just joking! :D

    Really, I have not found any listed, they could have been an over run for some special private reloader. If you can purchase a "large" enough run, most makers will make what ever you can afford.

    If they shoot good, that all that counts... If they shoot out the truck window... at ten mph and a 40 mph cross wind ... they are good enough!:D


    Jimmy K
     
  9. ole farmerbuck

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    Well the wind is up to about 30 and gaining. About time to test em i guess. I will call Hornady tomorrow and ask about them. I guess i'll head back to the show and get a few more.
     
  10. ole farmerbuck

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    Here's a cell ph pic.
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    Put em on the scale. Maybe they are 55 grainers? Bill
     
  12. ole farmerbuck

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    I checked them. All real close to 52.0 Does anyone make a 55gr BTHP? I bet Walkalong is right, they forgot to turn off the cannelure maker after they made 55gr sp w/c. mMe dunno. :) I have some loaded with IMR 8208,Reloader 10x and BLC-2 for testing tomorrow if weather permits.
     
  13. Walkalong

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    What if they turn out to be the best dang bullets you ever shot? You'll never be able to get more! :eek:

    :neener:
     
  14. ole farmerbuck

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    That would be my luck! I ended up with 1750. Got the last he had.
     
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    Is your 16" a 1x9 what kind of groups did you get?
     
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    I have some similar to those type of bullets that were blemish buys from Midwayusa. I never did figure out their maker, but they shoot well and that's what counts. I found that the cannelure position varied some between bullets, and was visible if you lined some up on their bases. I guess that's what made them blems. I don't use the cannelure so it's not a issue.



    NCsmitty
     
  17. ole farmerbuck

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    With 25.0gr of 335 yesterday I had 3shots touching and 1....well, the wind must have blown it to the left 1/2". I was happy with them so went back today and got the rest of what he had.
     
  18. ole farmerbuck

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    Oh yea, this AR is 16 and 1 in 9. Sorry bout that.
     
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    I seated these to 2.245 which was at the bottom of the cannelure no crimping. The cannelures are all in the same place in the bullets. The man i got them from stands by what he told me, they came from Hornady. I dont know but like you said, if they shoot good, who cares.:)
     
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    I guess when you run out you'll just have to call Hornady and ask em to cannelure a few more 52 Gr match bullets for ya. :D
     
  21. ole farmerbuck

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    You mean 'screw up' some more for me? ha I'm going to call them tomorrow. I do find it hard to believe they're Hornadys. Come to think about, hard to believe they're any companys.
     
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    This interested me. I scrounged around my bullet stash and the only bullets I had with cannelures were Remington's. I looked in some old Hornady books and they did (maybe still do) make a 55 gr. FMJ.
    Hey! as long as they shoot well...
    Let us know if you find out what they are.
     
  23. ole farmerbuck

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    I sure will. I have a bunch of Hornady 55gr soft point bullets w/c but these look just like their 52grBTHP w/o cans.
     
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    Thanks JimKirk, i have 4 each of 22.0, 22.5 and 23gr. loaded and ready.
     
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