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Post by Pat Capobianco on Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:57 am

I would appreciate if I could get some recommendations for some 45acp bullets. I would like to know what size, (weight) and kind of bullet and where do get them from? I just bought some 200gr swc from Precison they are coated bullets.
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Post by james r chapman on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:07 pm

Magnus bullets. He supports this forum, gives a discount, and is an accomplished shooter.
And damn good bullets too!

185 #801
185 #811 and #814
200swc
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Post by gregbenner on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:34 pm

james r chapman wrote:Magnus bullets. He supports this forum, gives a discount, and is an accomplished shooter.
And damn good bullets too!

185 #801
185 #811 and #814
200swc

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Post by zanemoseley on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:06 pm

I use the #801 from Terry, my buddy uses the #814 swaged. Terry is a great guy and sells some good bullets.

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Post by Aprilian on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:53 pm

+100 on Magnus http://www.magnusbullets.com/

buy .45 lead here http://saas.shopsite.com/magnusbullets/store/page8.html and  http://saas.shopsite.com/magnusbullets/store/page11.html
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Post by SteveT on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:59 pm

Zero 185 SWHP (Lead)
Zero 185 JHP
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Post by oldsalt444 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:59 pm

My first choice are Magnus, which are highly regarded by bullseye shooters. In my guns the 200 gr. SWC either cast (#802) or swaged (#812) will shoot sub 2" @ 50 yds. Plus, if you mention that you're a Bullseye-L member, you'll get a 15% discount.  Second choice would be Missouri Bullets.  Plated bullets have some advantages (less smoke, no exposed lead) but may not be quite as accurate as plain lead. 

For jacketed bullets, Zero or Nosler 185 gr. JHP
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Post by Olde Pilot on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:44 pm

Great bullets at minimum price are 200 or 180 SWC from Donnie Summers at summersenterprisesllc.com. For competition, Magnus is unbeatable. But for practice and maybe short line match, Summers bullets are good choice(s) for the budget conscious (like me).

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Post by SmokinNJokin on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Love magnus as well. Terry puts on a great match every month as well, if you are in the vicinity of Columbia, TN. Just be warned you will probably be going up against a full line of military HM and M team shooters.

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Post by rreid on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:39 pm

SteveT wrote:Zero 185 SWHP (Lead)
Zero 185 JHP
I agree with this
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Post by troystaten on Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:20 pm

I have had good results with Bayou bullets coated 185 grain swc lead bullets.  Don't know that they are as accurate as the Magnus bullets or the Zero JHP's but for the short line they are more than good enough and a treat to load and they leave the barrel very clean.

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Post by rich.tullo on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 am

Magnus 801
Zero HPSWC, SWC

for practice

Summers
plated if you get them cheap.
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Post by Pat Capobianco on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:51 am

I checked out Magnus and Summers, prices on Summers are half the price of Magnus, are Magnus bullets that much better?
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Post by rich.tullo on Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:07 am

Pat Capobianco wrote:I checked out Magnus and Summers, prices on Summers are half the price of Magnus, are Magnus bullets that much better?
Yes 
http://www.magnusbullets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/185-moly.jpg
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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:20 am

Pat if you're still a Marksman I wouldn't sweat it too much. As long as its a decent quality bullet and your reloading process is sound you should be fine. I just hit expert and I cast a lot of my practice and short line bullets with a Magma mold, I also shoot a good bit of the Magnus #801 bullets. I broke 2500 my first time using Magnus 801 at 50 yards and my own cast bullets at 25 yards. Until you're flirting with 2600 I don't think you should worry too much about it, the old H&G 68 profiles will take you a long way.

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Post by jglenn21 on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:30 pm

Remember Terry gives a discount off the web site prices.

I use quite a few of the summers 180s for the short line and magnus  swaged 185 SWCHP  for the LL. His 185 cast 801 are also excellent at 50.

I'm partial to flat based bullets.  

All you have to do is check the base of Terry's bullets to see the difference
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Post by Pat Capobianco on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:59 am

oldsalt444 wrote:My first choice are Magnus, which are highly regarded by bullseye shooters. In my guns the 200 gr. SWC either cast (#802) or swaged (#812) will shoot sub 2" @ 50 yds. Plus, if you mention that you're a Bullseye-L member, you'll get a 15% discount.  Second choice would be Missouri Bullets.  Plated bullets have some advantages (less smoke, no exposed lead) but may not be quite as accurate as plain lead. 

For jacketed bullets, Zero or Nosler 185 gr. JHP
OK, to get the 15% discount do I have to call the order in? I don't see anywhere on their website to get the 15% discount.
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Post by rich.tullo on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 am

I would either call it in or mention it in the comments and followup with Terry.
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Post by oldsalt444 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:16 am

In the comments section of your order, just put "Bullseye-L Forum Member".  No need to call in.  The discount will be applied when the order is filled.
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Post by Pat Capobianco on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:26 am

oldsalt444 wrote:In the comments section of your order, just put "Bullseye-L Forum Member".  No need to call in.  The discount will be applied when the order is filled.
Ok thanks, I first tries calling and I got no answer so I just placed a order online.
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Post by noylj on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:10 pm

So far, the best bullet I have found is Zero 200gn swaged L-SWC and Precision Bullets 200gn swaged L-SWC is second.

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Post by Gary Wells on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:40 pm

noylj wrote:So far, the best bullet I have found is Zero 200gn swaged L-SWC and Precision Bullets 200gn swaged L-SWC is second.
Are you using any special dies for the Zero 200 gr swaged L-SWC?
I recently loaded the 185 gr Magnus swaged HP's and lining the bullet up was difficult but not impossible.
What dies & powder funnel stem are you using?

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Post by rich.tullo on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 pm

I like Lee and Redding dies are you belling enough? I now use a lee universal expander with a special plug from NOE Molds. 

I also taper crimp in a separate operation.
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Post by Gary Wells on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:30 pm

So far, Rich, I am using the Dillon dies with a expander & the factory stem seating die. Regarding the expander die, it works better loading the Magnus swaged LWCHP bullets than it does the 185 gr lead Dardas #130 button bullet. I'm using RP nickel plated cases. I tried that special powder funnel seater stem on the Magnus 185 swaged HP's but it crushed the radius on the top of the HP, so I went with the Dillon stem seater die. The Magnus 185 gr swaged HP's came out very nice, the others sausaged a tad, but not bad.

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Post by jglenn21 on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 pm

On my 550  I use an M style powder funnel which aligns the bullet much better than the standard Dillon funnel. Also use a special seater for the dillon seating die which seats off the bullets shoulder.  Loads the swaged 185 SWCHP  perfectly.

You can get both off eBay
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