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SPIN2010
11-30-2011, 05:51
Any takes or wisdom from the masters section (other than expense)?

First time I have reloaded the HBRN 124gr 9mm Berry's plated and I am one of those ask first kinda guys. :supergrin: Thanks in advance!

XDRoX
11-30-2011, 07:24
Any takes or wisdom from the masters section (other than expense)?

First time I have reloaded the HBRN 124gr 9mm Berry's plated and I am one of those ask first kinda guys. :supergrin: Thanks in advance!

Are you looking for load data? Not sure what you want. :dunno: They are a relatively new round. Just came out recently. I haven't put an order in for them yet but will soon. I love Berry's RN 124gr plated bullets and am betting that I will love these hollow bases even more. I shoot their hollow bases in 380 right now and they work great.

cowboy1964
11-30-2011, 07:27
Is the HBRN supposed to be more accurate than the RN?

XDRoX
11-30-2011, 07:51
Is the HBRN supposed to be more accurate than the RN?

According the their site.

The "Hollow Base" in the base of the bullet allows us to make a longer profile without adding weight. For example if we were to hollow base a 230gr .45 ACP bullet, it now weighs 185gr.. The longer profile gives more "Bearing Surface" on the bullet, which helps a pistol barrel stabilize the bullet. They also make a "TP" which you can push to higher velocities.

These bullets are a thick plate and the hollow base adds length to the bullet profile giving more bearing surface. Added bearing surface helps with accuracy in pistol barrels. Thicker plating lets you push these bullets to 1450fps in open guns in calibers like .38 Super Berry's is on the cutting edge of plated technology and make a great product IMO. I've have real good luck with all their products that I've tried.

SPIN2010
11-30-2011, 14:26
Hey Guys,

No, no load data ... just any tips or pitfalls I should be aware of before I start testing. I try to never reinvent the wheel when I can ask how far someone has seen one roll before. :supergrin:

I was looking for more like:

My HBRN bullets messed up my die because of "X", I use AA#3456789 powder, or I only seat them "Z" in depth ... that sort of stuff. I have heard about the accuracy as well, and I thought I would give them a crank.

I went with the thick plated (TP) version too.

Thanks!

HAMMERHEAD
11-30-2011, 14:34
I like them, but I get better accuracy with the 124 HBFP-TP version.

No other issues, load them like any other plated bullet.

DanaT
11-30-2011, 14:44
where are you guys finding these?

I dont see a HBRN

I see a HBRN-TP and a HBFP.

-Dana

SPIN2010
11-30-2011, 15:34
Dana, I got mine (124gr 9mm HBRN-TP) from Powder Valley.

HH, thanks for the feedback ... maybe the HBFP for my next 10mm/.40 work up as they sound great too. I am out of FP .400 plated bullets with this last run of 1K.

EL_NinO619
11-30-2011, 16:41
I load them in .45, 185gr HBRN. I like them more than the 230, I find them to be more accurate. Only downside I see is you have to use a grain or 2 more of more powder.

njl
11-30-2011, 18:13
Probably the easiest thing to screw up with plated bullets is too much crimp.

nimbus
11-30-2011, 20:18
I've loaded and shot about 2k of these. My load is 4.2gr VV-N320, Fed Small Primers, and 1.135. I use mixed assorted brass. This load shoots very mild and accurate out of my CZ75 and G17/26/34 up to 25yrds. I haven't had a chance to shoot farther than that yet.

I also substituted VV for 4.3gr of W231 with the very similar results. It seems my CZ likes VV-N320 better than W231, but my Glocks are the other way around.

You can start at any minimum load from a manual with 124gr fmj data and move your way up if you like. Just give them a light taper crimp just to smooth out the belling and you'll be fine.

engineermike
11-30-2011, 22:10
You can get them from the Berry's web site or Powder Valley. I am still working on my first 1k and going to buy some more. I tried the 155 g HBRN for my S&W 40 but went back to the Berry's 180 HP. Didn't have a problem with the 155's my gun like the 180's better. Just load and shoot is all you have to do.

SPIN2010
12-02-2011, 08:47
Hey All, Thanks for the words of wisdom!

My order of 124gr HBRN-TP bullets rolled in yesterday and the projectiles seem very consistent (i.e. weight & size). The plating is definately thicker and the quality is very good.

So, now comes the fun working up a load that shoots well out of my 9mm handgun. I will be starting out with AA#5 (because it is what I use in my .40 cal reloads and have a few lbs of it). This should be a fun time.