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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Hi all,

    A conversation with a friend on the range yesterday brought up the topic of "Blue Bullets". https://www.thebluebullets.com/

    These polymer coated bullets run about $10 less per 500 than Xtreme 230 RN ACP. The recommended loading is that of lead bullets.

    What's the experience with these? Polymer coatings would be a new adventure for me.
     
  2. drband

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    I now load only polymer coated (MBC) in .45acp and .44mag. I like them a lot. As with lead, make sure your bullet fits the bore!
    No leading for me & much less smokey!
     
  3. Walkalong

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    The various coated bullets work very well. I have some in .32, .38, and .45. Will likely get some in .44 when I need some more bullets in that caliber.
     
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    Have used Acme, Eggleston Munitions, and Missouri Bullets in 9mm (124-125g) and .45ACP(230g). All have worked well. Eggleston on their web site has detailed loads and OAL information. Missouri offers discount for "The High Road" forum members. I was a loyal X-Treme user but found these to be a bit less expensive and accurate. Probably TiteGroup not best power in that it seems to be a little "smoky" (not bad a lead). HP-38 and PFE Pistol both work well and is clean.
     
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    They seem to be popular amongst the competition crowd. I haven't used them, but have used other coated bullets (Hi-Tek and Moly). They don't completely stop leading, but are less trouble to clean up after than naked lead.
     
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    Love 'em. Accurate in both .45 ACP and 9MM. Clean. Easy to load.

    The only problem I have is that they don't load using my Hornady bullet feeder. Need to modify a collet.
     
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    I've shot a ton of The Blue Bullets in 9mm. They actually clean my barrel.
     
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    I've only used about 1,100 coated/PCed/Hi-Tec bullets. All preformed just as advertised; clean shooting, clean handling, and just as accurate as any. I also PCed mebbe another 1,000 many of the cast bullets I use (.38/357, 9mm, .44 Spec/Mag., 45 ACP, 30-06. 303 Brithis, and 7.62x54r). I loaded/treated all the same as lead bullets and had no ptoblems at all (except for the extra "work"). I very rarely purchase bullets, and my nekkid lead bullets work great so my use of coated bullets has dwindled considerably...
     
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    I use The Blue Bullets .45/200 SWC, very nice. Use lead data. No smell when fired like some brands.
     
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    I like them a lot. I have used nearly twenty five hundred. I'm using SNS casting as of late. The red they use matches the grips of my pistol. Yep, it's the little things that make life fun.
     
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    I've been using the Blue's exclusively for my 9 & 45 rounds for 3 years now. The only downside is smurf fingers when you handle the bullets.

    Cost per bullet, performance, accuracy are all great.
     
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    If your bullets are blue, Prozac may be able to help. ;-)

    No disrespect intended, I just couldn't resist playing off of the pun. :)
     
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    Speaking of puns--it sounds like some of you like those little blue pills.
     
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