Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

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Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

Post by rich.tullo on Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:16 pm

I got some from a friend who was moving and they look like a nice bullet the website says they are swagged and plated. They look like Noslers without the hollow point. 


I figure for indoor they might be ok. 

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Re: Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

Post by LenV on Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:39 pm

And they shoot like your worst nightmare. Rob's lubed rocks would be better. YMMV.

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Post by Dr.Don on Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:58 pm

Never had good results with any plated Rainier in any caliber.

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Post by BE Mike on Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:24 am

They might group well enough to clean a target at 50', but you'll have to test them. Many years ago, I tried the Rainier bullets and they wouldn't group at 50 yards.

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Re: Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

Post by rich.tullo on Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:13 am

Not looking for 50 yard accuracy we have Noslers and Zeros for that; I am surprised by the comments because they look like a quality product.

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Post by DavidR on Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:34 am

plated bullets are plinkers at best, you will not be happy with them if used for accuracy. I tested rainer and berry and both were junk

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Post by Jack H on Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:32 pm

Will they clean at 25 yds?

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Re: Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

Post by LenV on Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:36 pm

Not in my experience. The random flier goes anywhere/everywhere.

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Post by LenV on Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:20 pm

Thinking/typing out loud here I wonder if our low velocities combined with the Mickey Mouse thin jacket is the culprit. You have to be super careful crimping and seating the bullet not to damage the jacket. It might be separating or sliding down the core as it leaves the barrel and the reduced speed may let the air actually grab and tumble the bullet. Like I said just speculating but something is causing the odd weird shot. I have actually missed the target frame and all with these rounds at 25 yds.

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Re: Rainier Plated Truncated Cone 200gn 45ACP

Post by rreid on Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:25 pm

rich.tullo wrote:They look like Noslers without the hollow point. 



Take a Nosler or Zero and compare the bases of the bullets. The Rainier or any other plated bullet has rounded corners on the base, and they're not that uniform.  Jacketed hollow points have a nice square corner.

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