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n2extrm
05-10-2010, 17:45
Well I am just about all out of .45 bullets and I am ready to try some Montana Gold .45s. I see these are actually brass jacketed rather then copper. I was wondering if that made them softer or harder then copper jacketed? Any problems with barrel wear or build up using brass? I have read they preform pretty well, any target issues I should know like no steal plates?

ron59
05-10-2010, 18:47
I use my 9mm 147gr MGs all the time. No issues.

I think they make great bullets.

n2extrm
05-10-2010, 18:48
Thanks ron

outdoorguy
05-10-2010, 19:14
I use the 230 gr. CMJ's all the time. I just ordered another 3k. I use Montana Gold bullets in 9 mm, 40 S&W and .45 with very good results. Very consistent, very accurate.

George Tucker
05-10-2010, 19:17
Montana Gold for me to.

jdavionic
05-10-2010, 19:18
I shoot MGs in 9mm quite a bit. I've had no issues shooting steel in matches. And the accuracy and overall performance have been fine for me.

glocknick
05-10-2010, 19:19
the 10mm 155grain montana gold bullets i load with power pistol are my most acurate 10mm loads.

n2extrm
05-10-2010, 20:06
Thanks for all the input. I just ordered 1000 230g JHP and I am going to give it a whirl. I got lucky and sored 1K cci LP primers today for $35 localy. I was down to about 400! I hope my back order get filled soon!

Thanks again.

steve4102
05-10-2010, 20:23
Anybody have any issues with MG .451 JHP being a little undersized? I had a K of 230gr JHP that measured .449. Sent em back in exchange for some 115 FMJ. Is this normal for MG's to be a bit undersized?

Hoser
05-10-2010, 20:23
I spoke with MG about that a while back.

They are actually copper, just a different alloy/flavor.

At least that was 8-10 years ago when I called them and asked.

BK63
05-11-2010, 16:41
I used to shoot them a lot, just can't afford them anymore. Prices have gone up. Good bullets though. I shoot a lot of lead now.

n2extrm
05-11-2010, 17:03
I spoke with MG about that a while back.

They are actually copper, just a different alloy/flavor.

At least that was 8-10 years ago when I called them and asked.

I actually e-mailed them and they said they are brass. I know they were making copper at one time as per there web site.:wavey:

n2extrm
05-11-2010, 17:06
I used to shoot them a lot, just can't afford them anymore. Prices have gone up. Good bullets though. I shoot a lot of lead now.

I know what you mean. I was shooting Hornady or Sierra for a while but it got too pricey and too hard to find. I tried some Gold Dots, boy they really were great, but I could never afford to shot them all the time.

I keep saying I will try lead in .45, but then shy away. I don't know why. I load nothing but lead for the .38 and it preforms excellent. :dunno:

n2extrm
05-11-2010, 17:10
Just a little info also. I ordered 1K online last night and got an e-mail today with a USPS tracking number.

Brian Lee
05-11-2010, 17:10
I spoke with MG about that a while back.

They are actually copper, just a different alloy/flavor.

At least that was 8-10 years ago when I called them and asked.

Since all brass is a mixture of mostly copper and a smaller amount of zinc (in varying amounts), it could be argued that any piece of brass is a "copper alloy", because technically, it really is.

n2extrm
05-11-2010, 17:14
Since all brass is a mixture of mostly copper and a smaller amount of zinc (in varying amounts), it could be argued that any piece of brass is a "copper alloy", because technically, it really is.

I knew it was something like that, that is why I was worried about how hard it was. Thanks! :wavey:

MoNsTeR
05-11-2010, 17:24
They do tend to give lower velocities than bullets with closer-to-pure copper jackets. Other than that they are excellent.