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9mm cast and/or coated bullet profile 120-125gr weight

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Random 8, Apr 13, 2019.

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Best 120-125 9mm cast and/or coated profile

  1. ACME short TC

    6.3%
  2. Missouri long TC

    6.3%
  3. ACME RN

    12.5%
  4. Missouri "Smallball"

    12.5%
  5. Other manufacturer TC

    37.5%
  6. Other SWC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other RN

    25.0%
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  1. Random 8

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    Found a small stash of my old Missouri coated TC and compared them to the ACME TC, wow, what a difference. The profile is radically different, with the ACME being short and squat and the MB long and "pointy". Looks like their rn profiles are different as well. Wondering which folks have had the best luck with in terms of accuracy and reliable feed. Please elaborate on your choice if "other".
     
  2. Rule3

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    All I can comment on is the MB Small Ball and Cone Nose. (I don't know of a TC??)The small ball had to be seated very short to function in my CZ Custom pistol. The CN is "pointier" and would be more forgiving as to OAL, Accuracy?? No real difference to me

    Can only check one box, but have both

    http://missouribullet.com/details.php?prodId=168&category=5&secondary=8
     
  3. frogfurr

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    I only have experience with Missouri's 125 grain coated SWC. I have gone through about 1,500 of these in my (2) CZ PCR's. They feed well in the CZ'z and are very accurate.
     
  4. Random 8

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    Glad to hear it. Have been looking at a SWC design, wasn't sure how they'd feed.
     
  5. drband

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    Acme RN “new profile” coated are more elongated than their older version. I’ve found they tend to feed better than shorter squatty profiles.
     
  6. Dudedog
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    When I was shooting cast I got excellent results with the MBC 9mm cone.
    Now I prefer jacketed from RMR. not a lot more money than Cast Coated.
     
  7. sparkyv

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    Using 122gr TC made by CASTING MACHINE. Good range projectile.
     
  8. JKP

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    I like Chey-cast coated 9mm, great service, free shipping on orders of 2000
     
  9. PO2Hammer

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    The MBC 125 cone (not really a TC) is a nice bullet, very accurate for me, but I prefer the Black Bullets Int. 125 cone, it's got a square base and no lube groove, kinda pointy, but both feed great in my 9mm 1911.
    Tried the 125 SWC, but a short throat forces them to be seated deep in the case, requiring a completely new load work up.
     
  10. Tilos

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    I voted "other TC" and found bullets from "Precision Bullet" to work well in both 9mm and 38.
    Their bullets are swaged, not cast, and have a baked on coating.
    This:
    ""We use a proprietary solid dry film lubricant. This is similar to the moly/poly coatings on the market but is much tougher. We bake the coating onto the bullets, then restrike the bullets in carbide dies after the coating is applied.""

    As the pic on the website shows, the bullet bases are somewhat concaved/dished and believe it expands/flares to fill the rifling when it gets to the barrel, from the pressure behind it.
    I'm not sure of this and just speculating here, as I have never retrieved any fired bullets:uhoh::
    https://precisionbullets.com/

    And as with other bullets, I buy 38 diameter bullets and push them thru a Lee sizing die, a size determined the gun I'm loading for, 38 or 9mm.
    Bullets I choose are always coated/no lube groove to allow use in Hornady bullet feeding dies.
    https://precisionbullets.com/product/38-125-fp/
    :D
     
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  11. JamieC

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    I've shot quite a few Bayou Bullets LRN, 124gr, recently bought a 1,000 120gr TC to try out, seem to be real good. Might have found a new favorite.
     
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