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dkf
07-26-2012, 11:40
Anyone know a place that has any .355" 90gr Nosler JHP bullets in stock?

I find half a box at a LGS on the sale rack but would like more of these. I would like experiment with them for a possible new carry load for my LCP. I looked on Noslers site and some different suppliers and it appears Nosler may have discontinued them.

country85
07-26-2012, 11:44
not exactly what you're looking for buy guy locally selling them, they're pretty good bullets, guy will ship them to you, here's a link: http://www.armslist.com/posts/410066/indiana-ammo-for-sale---380---9mm-95gr-jhp-montana-gold-bullets

dkf
07-26-2012, 11:49
I'm looking for the Nosler bullets only as they have to expand and be fairly consistent at it.

country85
07-26-2012, 11:57
Midway has the 115 and 124's in stock, personally I don't shoot anything lighter that 115 in .380 and 9mm as heavy clothing can really slow a 90 grainer down making it less effective

country85
07-26-2012, 12:00
That being said if I were going to go lighter this would be the bullet I pick: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/620120/hornady-xtp-bullets-9mm-355-diameter-90-grain-jacketed-hollow-point-box-of-100
These things are awesome, I shoot them in everthing from my 9mm to my 45/70, very consitant and awesome expansion and weight retention.

dkf
07-26-2012, 12:02
I already have 90gr XTPs. Not interested in going to a 115gr bullet right now. The Hosler 90gr is the only bullet I'm really interested in at this point.

fredj338
07-26-2012, 13:24
A very good bullet for the 380 is the 102gr RemGS. Just a thought.

dkf
07-26-2012, 16:26
The 102gr GS also has unreliable expansion and since they would be in an LCP I can't load them too hot.

I wanted to try and come up with a load with more penetration than the 90gr XTP I already use but still try and get some expansion. That is why I wanted to do some more experimenting with the 90gr Nosler. The 50 I have left won't go too far.

With the popularity of the .380 over the past few years I don't know why Nosler would have stopped making them. I suppose I'll have to try some 90gr Sierras also.

fredj338
07-26-2012, 22:26
IMO, any expansion in the 380 isn't helping but hurting. IF I were handloading my own 380 ammo, it would be a 95-105gr lead flat point @ 1000fps. Why I like the 102gr RGS, it won't expand much but always showed some deformation & the extra wt helps penetration.

country85
07-27-2012, 04:28
IMO, any expansion in the 380 isn't helping but hurting. IF I were handloading my own 380 ammo, it would be a 95-105gr lead flat point @ 1000fps. Why I like the 102gr RGS, it won't expand much but always showed some deformation & the extra wt helps penetration.

Good point. That's why I like the XTP's so well, they expand but still penatrate very well. Just get a flat point lee mold and cast your bullets with a softer alloy, you would be surprised how well it will do