Bob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC

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Bob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC

Post by farmboy on 12/18/2018, 5:22 am

Anyone have any experience with the 45 ACP 160gn SWC bullet from
Bob's Bullets out of Tallmadge, Ohio ?


Do they shoot as well/as accurate as the Dardas 160gn  ?
How is customer service?


I would like to find a replacement for the Dardas 160 if I can.
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Post by Bullseye99 on 12/18/2018, 8:16 pm

Just received the bullets. Ordered them at the suggestion of Dave Salyer who’s been using the 160 gr bullets with 4.5 grains of Bullseye powder for years at both the 25’ and 50’ lines with great results.
I will load to his specs and try them out.
Customer service is excellent. Spoke to Bob, one of the owners, and a competitive Bullseye shooter, who’s been loading with same specs.

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Post by john bickar on 12/18/2018, 9:39 pm

They're good. I've known Bob longer than I've been alive.

I shot a ton of them when the business was known as Quality Cast in a previous incarnation (before he sold it and quality reportedly declined).

I test drove some of the Bob's this spring and had a 200-15x Timed Fire match and a 198-7x Rapid Fire match. Couldn't blame the bullets for the 9s. They shoot just like the Valiants and the QC 160s.
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Post by james r chapman on 12/19/2018, 4:24 am

Thanks John for the report!
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Post by Bmitch996 on 12/19/2018, 10:54 am

I'm using them for short line in both my 45 revolver and semi auto. They are great!

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Post by farmboy on 12/19/2018, 8:16 pm

Thanks for the info. I called and ordered some to try.  I spoke with Bob. He was very personable.
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Post by Multiracer on 12/19/2018, 8:26 pm

45 revolver, light load...its like a 22 only larger in the hand !

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Post by john bickar on 12/20/2018, 1:32 am

It's also worth noting that Bob is a Distinguished Pistol Shot and a 2600 Club member.

I have never seen anyone work longer or harder for their last leg points than Bob. He has been an inspiration for me, never more so than when I was struggling (and repeatedly failing) to get my last rifle "leg".

Not that it's necessary to be a good bullseye shooter to make good bullets, but it does give you context that he knows bullseye.
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Post by LenV on 12/20/2018, 9:34 am

I have went to the site twice and can't find 160gr bullets. Got a link?
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Post by PhotoEscape on 12/20/2018, 9:41 am

Here it is, Len;
https://www.bobsbullets.net/sites/default/files/2017-12/BobsBulletsPriceList2018.pdf
I think, you have to call your order in.  Phone numbers for two guys at the bottom of the page.
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Post by john bickar on 12/20/2018, 11:30 pm

https://www.bobsbullets.net/bullets/45-acp-160gn-swc
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Post by Multiracer on 12/21/2018, 6:52 am

Frank Gauder will fix you up Len V.

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Post by DGW on 1/1/2019, 6:23 pm

Bobs Bullets 45 160 g. I like em !

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Post by lablover on 1/1/2019, 7:09 pm

Dgw 

What load did you use?  They do shoot good don’t they!  I’m using 4.4 BE. might give 4.5 a try

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Post by farmboy on 1/6/2019, 7:34 am

I received my order from Bob's and have now shot a couple hundred. Works just as well as the Dardas so I am a happy camper. Works very well at 50yds. (4.1 WST, 1.16 OAL, .463 crimp, slide mount optic)

There was an issue with my order but Frank provided great customer service and resolved the issue very quickly. 

The bullet is the same as produced by Dardas so I am able to load them exactly the same. In talking to Frank I learned that their equipment & mold for the 160 they use is the same that was used by Dardas. The only difference is the type of lube but as mentioned they perform as well /are as accurate as the Dardas and I see no indication of leading issues. I didn't weigh them to see how consistent they are but based upon how accurate they shot at 50 yds there are no issues
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Post by joy2shoot on 1/6/2019, 9:30 am

From people's experience, does the 160 gr SWC have noticeably less recoil than the 185 gr SWC?  Or is it slightly less recoil?  Thanks.

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Post by farmboy on 1/6/2019, 2:12 pm

joy2shoot wrote:From people's experience, does the 160 gr SWC have noticeably less recoil than the 185 gr SWC?  Or is it slightly less recoil?  Thanks.
IMHO they are slightly less.  I like the felt recoil impulse I get from them and the fact that depending on where you buy your 185s a person can purchase nearly 3k 160s for the cost of 2k 185s
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