Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

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Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by saleen322 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:57 pm

I never used Zero 230 FMJ 45 caliber bullets before but I am looking at them as Sierra 230 FMJ bullets are now hard to find. Last September I came up with the idea of trying some EIC matches and, up until then, I never loaded any 230 FMJ 45s. The Sierras seemed to shoot the best of what I tried but no luck finding them now. Anyway I ordered some Zeros and I am curious what you folks think about the Zero bullets.  Any opinions and/or loads that worked for you would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by DeweyHales on Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:34 pm

They are a high quality bullet. You will be pleased.

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Re: Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by dan allen on Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:02 am

They are a great bullet and will work fine in your EIC matches. I loaded them over 4.2 grains of Titegroup for 25 yards and 4.8 grains of the same for 50 yards? Both 1.265 OAL with enough crimp to remove the flare. These loads allowed me shoot both distances without a sight change. Remember the recent discussion that doing it this way wasn't in the spirit of the EIC matches?

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Post by DavidR on Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:24 am

very good bullet, right up there with the 230 match from sierra.

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Re: Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by saleen322 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:26 pm

dan allen wrote:They are a great bullet and will work fine in your EIC matches. I loaded them over 4.2 grains of Titegroup for 25 yards and 4.8 grains of the same for 50 yards? Both 1.265 OAL with enough crimp to remove the flare. These loads allowed me shoot both distances without a sight change. Remember the recent discussion that doing it this way wasn't in the spirit of the EIC matches?

Thanks for the responses guys. I am glad to hear good things about the zero bullets. I will try the Titegroup load(s) as I have some around. I had worked up a load with Clays that went round for me at 50 (no vertical stringing) and held 6 o'clock @ 25 and came up about a 1/3 into the black at 50.  The Zero lots are 2000 bullets so I will have some to work up loads with. That was my issue with the Zero. Since there are 2000, I was hoping they are good as that is a lot to have if they would not shoot. I will keep you all posted. Thanks again.

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Re: Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by GrumpyOldMan on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:48 am

You mean that they are actually AVAILABLE somewhere?

I gave up looking for them a few months ago. Been casting instead.

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Re: Opinions on Zero 45 caliber 230 FMJ Bullets

Post by saleen322 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:58 am

GrumpyOldMan wrote:You mean that they are actually AVAILABLE somewhere?

I gave up looking for them a few months ago. Been casting instead.

Here is where I got mine. They had them shipped to me in about 3 days. According to the website, they have 16 lots of 2000 left.

http://www.shootersconnectionstore.com/Zero-45-Cal-230-GR-Full-Metal-Jacketed-2000ct-Shipped-123-P576.aspx

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