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Old 05-10-2010, 17:45   #1
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Question about Montana Gold?

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?
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Old 05-10-2010, 18:47   #2
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I use my 9mm 147gr MGs all the time. No issues.

I think they make great bullets.
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Old 05-10-2010, 18:48   #3
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Thanks ron
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Old 05-10-2010, 19:14   #4
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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.
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Old 05-10-2010, 19:17   #5
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Montana Gold for me to.
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Old 05-10-2010, 19:18   #6
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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.
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Old 05-10-2010, 19:19   #7
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the 10mm 155grain montana gold bullets i load with power pistol are my most acurate 10mm loads.
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Old 05-10-2010, 20:06   #8
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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!

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Old 05-10-2010, 20:23   #9
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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?
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Old 05-10-2010, 20:23   #10
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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.
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Old 05-11-2010, 16:41   #11
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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.
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Old 05-11-2010, 17:03   #12
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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.
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Old 05-11-2010, 17:06   #13
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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.
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Old 05-11-2010, 17:10   #14
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Just a little info also. I ordered 1K online last night and got an e-mail today with a USPS tracking number.
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Old 05-11-2010, 17:10   #15
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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.
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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!
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Old 05-11-2010, 17:24   #17
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They do tend to give lower velocities than bullets with closer-to-pure copper jackets. Other than that they are excellent.
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