Does anybody have experience with Ventura Tactical 45 ACP 185gr Moly Coated SWC Ammo?

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Does anybody have experience with Ventura Tactical 45 ACP 185gr Moly Coated SWC Ammo?

Post by mahlzahn on Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:44 am

Hello and first post from a non-native english speaker and new member of Bullseye-L.

I hope this is not the wrong forum because I am not (yet) reloading.

This is the link I found (on ammoseek.com - originally as 200gr, which is also still available):
http://www.venturamunitions.com/ventura-tactical-45-acp-185gr-moly-coated-swc-ammo-250-rounds/

Three questions:
I don't know what effects moly coated has and if it is ok/bad/beneficial to use for bullseye?
Would this be good ammo for a newbie bullseye shooter who just got a les baer premier ii and fresh 13 and 16lb recoil springs for it?
And which of the springs for which of the grains should work?

I assume 185gr is preferred, but please correct me if that is wrong. The price is lower than Atlanta Arms and I am really not that good in shooting yet that precision matters much, I would just like the reduction in recoil to save my arm and shoulder some early wear and tear from all the rounds that I will have to shoot to get better and I like the pretty bullet holes that wadcutter ammo puts in paper.



Best Regards,
- Rainer Keller

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Re: Does anybody have experience with Ventura Tactical 45 ACP 185gr Moly Coated SWC Ammo?

Post by Wobbley on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:42 am

It's probably OK to use However the velocity is higher than normally used for bullseye.  This will recoil like 230 grain ball.  

If it was me, I think I'd buy some ordinary ball type ammo and shoot that to get the brass so I could start reloading.  And for that this same outfit stocks and sells ASYM 185 National Match ammo.  Note the velocity difference between the two.  The ASYM has a velocity of 750 where the Ventura has a velocity of 910.  The ASYM has the velocity normally used for bullseye.

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Re: Does anybody have experience with Ventura Tactical 45 ACP 185gr Moly Coated SWC Ammo?

Post by BE Mike on Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:24 am

A former top shooter, Darius Young, tried moly coated bullets and didn't get good results. You'd be better off buying some Zero ammo. Here's a link for an accurate, relatively affordable round: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R703-A&Category_Code=ZBA-45ACP

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Re: Does anybody have experience with Ventura Tactical 45 ACP 185gr Moly Coated SWC Ammo?

Post by mahlzahn on Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:05 am

Thanks for the pointer, BE Mike!

Zero / Rozedist seem to be very nice people and excellent prices, especially if you send in brass and get the exchange pricing.

It is not listed on their site, so I asked them for what speed they load their 45 and 9mm rounds and this is what I got:
45:
185 SWC 810 FPS
200 SWC 750 FPS
185 JHP 880 FPS
230 FMJ 790 FPS
230 RN (LEAD) 810 FPS

9mm:
115 JHP AND FMJ - 1155 FPS
124 FMJ - 1100 FPS
125 JHP - 1100 FPS
147 JHP - 950 FPS
147 FMY - 930 FPS

Shipping terms are free shipping for 500 pieces of loaded ammunition. Hope this helps someone. Again thanks for the initial pointer, Mike!

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