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Old 01-09-2010, 23:05   #1
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Berry's Copper plated bullets

I picked up a few boxes of this brand today. Copper plated vs. jacketed bullets. Anybody had any experience with these? I put a few boxes back on the shelf figuring that I'd check with the forum first. I intend to shoot these in a G26 and G30.

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Old 01-09-2010, 23:15   #2
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They work fine. Just remember to load same as lead, not jacketed.
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Old 01-09-2010, 23:52   #3
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I've loaded about 1800 of these in 9mm. They're nice bullets.

As already suggested, used the load data for a lead bullet; you can't push them as hot as a full jacketed bullet.

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Old 01-10-2010, 00:58   #4
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I shot 10s of thousands of Berrys before the big lead price increases the past two years. Gave them up after finding a local caster who sells good bullets for 1/3 the cost.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:22   #5
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I have used them in 40 S&W and have had no problems. I do load them to mid load data for jacketed bullets. Good range bullets.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:06   #6
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I have had good results with them in 9mm and as everyone else said, load them like lead. I recently got a few boxes of 45,s from them and havent loaded them yet but i think they will be all right. I was shooting Berrys lead rounds for a couple years, before i started casting and they were all right also.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:20   #7
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They work great. Just keep them in the low to mid range velocity-wise. Both the G17 and the G26 shoot very tight groups with Berry's using Bullseye. You also want a fairly light crimp so as not to cut the jacket.

I tend to order the Berry's in 250 count units to get their boxes. Wish their 1000 count packs came as 4 250 count boxes. Those boxes are very handy. Last order I put in, had free shipping if you ordered over $50 worth of projectiles. Not a bad deal. They've always had good shipping times when I've ordered (but I may have been lucky).

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:09   #8
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i have shot a bunch of 115gr 9mm in a local action pistol match, they work very well.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:13   #9
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We have used Berry's for years in 357, 40 & 45 they always worked great if ya don't push em to hard and like others have said don't over crimp.
We use to have a reloading store pretty close and they stocked Berry's bullets in bulk.
We still have 500-800 in each caliber but haven't shot many since I started casting.


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Old 01-10-2010, 10:59   #10
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jacketed bullets cost a few dollars more if you prefer jacketed.
There was some threads on here about Berrys QC a few (5 or 6) months ago when the demand was high.

I've found lots of praise on them, few bad comments.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:21   #11
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Thanks, guys. I'm loading some up today, lead loads, and we'll see how they work.
Off the shelf at Cabela's: 9mm/124 grn RN were $20.99. 45/230 grn RN were $35.99 in 250 grn boxes.
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Thanks, guys. I'm loading some up today, lead loads, and we'll see how they work.
Off the shelf at Cabela's: 9mm/124 grn RN were $20.99. 45/230 grn RN were $35.99 in 250 grn boxes.
I've never tried Berry's, as I found jacketed bullets for same price or less.

9mm 124 FMJ shipped price:
Precision Delta $72/1K
Zero $81/1K
Montana Gold $78/1K (must buy a case of 3750 or $99/1K)

Montana Gold & Zero have been prompt in shipping the bullets. Precision Delta is a different story, I've been waiting on 124's since Sept.
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as for precision delta,
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1062720

kinda like berrys,

LOTS of good reviews, few bad reviews.
I have not read anything bad on montana gold.
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Being new to reloading, and having a stock glock barrel, I chose the plated bullets. I have used Midways HSM 180g RNFP and berrys TCFP 180g. Both shot well, and no leading/fouling in the barrel. To me, they are a great choice at a decent price.
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Been using them for a long time

No problems, but have not bought any since the election. Like said above, watch your powder charge. I have shot thousands through Glocks and HKs w/o cleaning with no leading. I believe Speer Gold Dots are plated too, just thicker , like a normal jacket. I would love to have a Corbin outfit to make my own jacketed bullets, almost did it once and decided to buy a 50 BMG rifle instead, I cast and thought about buying some barrels but....
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jacketed bullets cost a few dollars more if you prefer jacketed.
There was some threads on here about Berrys QC a few (5 or 6) months ago when the demand was high.

I've found lots of praise on them, few bad comments.

Don't recall any QC problems with Berry's (and I was buying them pretty heavily 5-6 months ago).

I do seem to remember one persone here having problems with Precision Delta bullets in that time frame (slow delivery, out of round and inconsistent weights).
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i love the 124 grain flat nose bullets.
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Old 01-10-2010, 17:47   #18
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Don't recall any QC problems with Berry's (and I was buying them pretty heavily 5-6 months ago).

I do seem to remember one persone here having problems with Precision Delta bullets in that time frame (slow delivery, out of round and inconsistent weights).

they sold off a very large batch of seconds or blemished bullets for really cheap around that time. I think 1 out of every 7/8 had some cosmetic damage at the tips.
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they sold off a very large batch of seconds or blemished bullets for really cheap around that time. I think 1 out of every 7/8 had some cosmetic damage at the tips.
If one buys seconds, it's not reasonable to assume that all the projectiles will be perfect. That's hardly a QC issue, because they were caught and not sold as perfect projectiles.

No foul in my book.
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Thanks, guys. I'm loading some up today, lead loads, and we'll see how they work.
Off the shelf at Cabela's: 9mm/124 grn RN were $20.99. 45/230 grn RN were $35.99 in 250 grn boxes.
I have loaded 500 of them in .45 200 gr HP and just ordered 750 more last night.
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