Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

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Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by DavidR on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Anybody delt with either of these guys, Friendswood Bullet Co., N.C or Acme out of Wi. both have good looking lead swcs , looking for accuracy reports.

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by Rob Kovach on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:58 pm

I have first-hand knowledge of ACME bullets.  Their 200gr LSWC are as accurate as any of the others I have shot.  The mould looks like H&G 68. They are a little on the hard side.  My memory tells me they weigh in around 195gr (lube removed) where softer bullets in the same mould come in around 205gr.  Even at that hardness they don't lead my barrel.  I load them over 3.8gr BE and Winchester LPP.

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by scrum derringer on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:41 pm

I pick up the acme bullets at thier facility. Great company and owners to deal with. the bullets are pricey, because they come in a fancy box, but they are of certified lead. I was there when they got a shipment of lead in and they had to shutdown the road! I am having issues with the 185's ripping holes in targets rather than cut. I have only used them for the 50' line. the 200's seemed better when I had some. as rob said, they are a bit hard, and wide. I believe they will adjust a batch to a different size if there is a big order.

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by DavidR on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:42 am

ripping holes would mean they are loaded to light, imo, how are you loading them

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by scrum derringer on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:33 pm

DavidR wrote:ripping holes would mean they are loaded to light, imo, how are you loading them
i believe it was around 4 to 4.1g WST

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by DavidR on Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:05 pm

I would bump it to 4.3, the harder the bullet the more powder it takes to swell the bullet to get it fully seated in the refiling and fully able to obturate.

Here is some good info on hardness, and other lead bullet related items on revolver and autos including 1911s.


http://www.lasc.us/Brennan_6-6-3_CastHandgun.htm

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by igolfat8 on Sat May 03, 2014 8:34 pm

Steer clear of Friendswood!!! I placed an order with them last year and have NEVER received my order nor have they replied to numerous emails or telephone messages. They processed my CC as soon as they received the order. They took my money and ripped me off. FRAUD ALERT!!!

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by aloreman on Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 am

That really sucks man.  I bought a pile of friendswood bullets last year for my 10mm and other than the 2 month wait cant say anything bad.  hope you get it worked out

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by DavidR on Mon May 05, 2014 10:22 am

the quality of the bullets I traded for was the worst ive ever had, don't buy from them.

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Re: Friendswood Bullet Co. or Acme

Post by Jerry Keefer on Mon May 05, 2014 6:01 pm

Accuracy and Quality cast is spelled ---   PENN  Bullets
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