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Barnes XPB bullets in .451 cal.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BlindJustice, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

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    I was looking at the Barnes XPB bullets in .45
    cal. at MIdway. FYI - The Barnes XPB bullets are
    solid copper with a touch of zinc and guaranteed to
    retain 99% bullet weight. So, I note
    185 gr. HP
    225 gr. HP
    250 gr. HP
    then they have
    200 gr. HP named .46o (for the XVR S&W?)

    All of these bullets are sized .451 so why
    wouldn't it be ok to load the 200 gr. Barnes
    XPB for .45 ACP or .45 Auto Rim ? I have
    some .45 AR with the 225 gr. Barnes XPB
    bullets but would also like to have the 200
    gr. as I have 200 gr. Leadhead SWC and
    200 gr. Hornady XTP and would like the
    Barnes 200 gr. loaded to the same 1,000
    FPS.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    The 200 XPB for the .460 S&W is very probably a much harder bullet intended to perform at .460 velocity.

    I doubt it would open up at all out of a .45 ACP or .45 AR.

    The other thing is, I think I read somewhere that that bullet is slightly tapered toward the base to match the very heavy inside case taper of the .460 case.
    (Straight sided solid copper bullets caused a case bulge)

    If that is the case, it wouldn't likely stay put in the taper-crimped .45 ACP.

    You might want to call Barnes and ask about some of that though.

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  3. BlindJustice

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    I went back and looked at the bullets -
    the .460 (.451 dia. ) 200 gr. is a HP but
    it looks like a spire point / flat base ugh.

    Thanks
     
  4. Sergeant Sabre

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    I don't think you'll get that bullet to fit in either of those cartridges. If you get the OAL short enough to chamber you probably won't have any powder space.
     
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