Acme Bullets to Try

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I’m going to order some of the green Acme cast bullets for me and my daughters zombie shoot in October. I also want to try a couple others. Does anyone have load data on their 150 grain 9mm SWC or their NLG Button Nose Wadcutter for 357 Magnum? I already use their red 135 grain RNFP for 30-30 and will probably switch to their 135 grain NLG RN for 9mm until Gallant gets their swaging equipment up and running. Both shoot well in their respective calibers and the green 125 grain 9mm shot well for the 100 I had to try.
 
I don’t load Acme coated, but I do load several other brands. I just used published cast data and it worked fine. You may need to start with 147 data for the 150s if you can’t find any published 150 data.
 
I generally rely on Hodgdens website but I’ll have to check my Lyman Cast Bullet Manual to see what they have.
 
Aha there it is. There is a Saeco and a Lyman bullet both in the 148-150 grain range that appear to be button nose wadcutters without a hollow base. No luck on 9mm. I’ll check my little blue 9mm book if I can find it.
 
I've used the 135 grain, it's got a very forgiving profile that the other bullets don't have. That's pretty important if your guns have a short leade.
 
Only my Canik seems to have an issue. It tops out at around 1.135. My S&Ws don’t seem to care up to 1.16.
 
I’m going to order some of the green Acme cast bullets for me and my daughters zombie shoot in October. I also want to try a couple others. Does anyone have load data on their 150 grain 9mm SWC or their NLG Button Nose Wadcutter for 357 Magnum? I already use their red 135 grain RNFP for 30-30 and will probably switch to their 135 grain NLG RN for 9mm until Gallant gets their swaging equipment up and running. Both shoot well in their respective calibers and the green 125 grain 9mm shot well for the 100 I had to try.


Im using 3.4gr of TiteGroup or N320 with the 147s. The 150s will be right about the same. Will be a nice soft shooting subsonic load.
 
The little I've used Titegroup in my 9mm loads, that was the charge that pushed a 147 grain RMR HMW the most consistently. My Canik is my target 9mm, and the one with the shorter COAL requirement, so they may not work that well. My M&P9 appears to be developing a craving for cast bullets, so maybe it will like them. I just like the full 0.360" holes the BNWC and SWC make in paper targets. I can see the future through those holes. I'm looking for a 45 and SWC so I can see the past as well.

I don't have a chronograph. Do you know the velocity with the 147 grain bullets? 850 or so? I use a minimum charge of W231 with the 135 grain C&C (cast and coated) Gallant 9mm projectiles for maybe 900 fps.
 
The little I've used Titegroup in my 9mm loads, that was the charge that pushed a 147 grain RMR HMW the most consistently. My Canik is my target 9mm, and the one with the shorter COAL requirement, so they may not work that well. My M&P9 appears to be developing a craving for cast bullets, so maybe it will like them. I just like the full 0.360" holes the BNWC and SWC make in paper targets. I can see the future through those holes. I'm looking for a 45 and SWC so I can see the past as well.

I don't have a chronograph. Do you know the velocity with the 147 grain bullets? 850 or so? I use a minimum charge of W231 with the 135 grain C&C (cast and coated) Gallant 9mm projectiles for maybe 900 fps.

3.4gr of TG and N320 yield about 970-980 FPS if my memory is right.
As far as COAL goes? I seat at whatever plunk is on my shortest chamber which happens to be my Sig 226. My Smith M&Ps will take a much longer COAL, both with factory and KKM barrels.
 
I generally don't switch because my M&P9 appears to detest the RMR HMW. It will shoot them, but not well. My Canik does like the Gallant 135 grain C&C bullet though. In that regard, I use a COAL that will work in both. That 150 grain SWC seems like a long reach though. I'd have to measure them to see how they compare to the 147 grain HMW.
 
" Acme cast bullets"

I see this and I just can't help thinking of Wily Coyote and the roadrunner...it's like a song you can't get out of your head.
 
I have only used 158 grain Acme bullets in .357. But...they are so good that I would think that everything else Acme makes is escellent too. As a woodworker I sorta appreciate the wooden boxes. I have not found a use for them though. My only issue is that Acme does not make .41 mag so I am more loyal to Bayou Bullets as a source. And..in .357 I shoot a lot of Berry's plated 125 gr.
 
The 135 grain 30 cal shoot great from my 336 pushed with either W231 pistol or H335 rifle powder. Their 125 grain greenies shot great in 9mm. If their 158 grain SWC shoot in 357 Mag and their BMWC shoot in either 38 Special or 357 Mag cases with weak loads, they might be a 1 stop shop.

I like Missouri Bullet Company and Gallant as well. I can’t replace the 165 grain Marlin sized 30 cal bullet from MBC. They appear to shoot as well as the Acme with H335. I used Acme load data for the Gallant 135 grain 9mm bullets. Those things shoot outstanding. If the Acmes shoot as good I’d be impressed.
 
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