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Bob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC

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Post by farmboy Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 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 Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:16 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 Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:39 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 Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 am

Thanks John for the report!
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Post by Bmitch996 Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 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 Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:16 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 Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm

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

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Post by john bickar Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:32 pm

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 Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:34 am

I have went to the site twice and can't find 160gr bullets. Got a link?
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Post by PhotoEscape Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:41 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 Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pm

https://www.bobsbullets.net/bullets/45-acp-160gn-swc
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Post by Multiracer Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:52 am

Frank Gauder will fix you up Len V.

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Post by DGW Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:23 pm

Bobs Bullets 45 160 g. I like em !Bob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC Thumbn12

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Post by lablover Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:09 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 Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:34 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 Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:30 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 Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:12 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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Post by ASchlem Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:55 pm

I received some today, hope they shoot as good out of my Pardini gt45. Its suppose to rain all week but if i get a chance i will post some pictures. I will try some WST and Titegroup

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Post by Multiracer Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:00 pm

The other owner of Bobs bullets Frank has a Pardini 45. speak with him as well.

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Post by ASchlem Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:04 pm

Had some time today so i tried some 4.1 WSTBob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC 16010

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Post by Dcforman Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:29 pm

Did you reloading between five shot strings? Just curious. I've always wanted a GT45. It's on my short list.

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Post by ASchlem Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:52 pm

I loaded all 10 in the magazine. I love my GT45, the previous owner said he could only get it to run jacketed bullets. I don't know if he fixed a magazine problem or what but this thing eats ammo like a rugger 22. And pretty accurate to boot! Zero jhp over 4.3 WST tighten up nicely. Here is another one with Bob's 160gnBob's Bullets - 45 ACP 160gn SWC 160bob10

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Post by Schaumannk Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:39 pm

I like the Bob’s bullets, but I am spoiled now by the Brazos Hi-Tek gold ones. Also 160g, and a whole lot cleaner in my gun.   


https://www.brazosprecision.com/45-160gr-Button-NoseFlat-BaseGroove-644ct-0064bullet_p_52.html

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Post by mpolans Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:57 pm

Anybody have any results with these the Bob's, the Brazos, or any other 155-160gr SWC at 50 yards?

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Post by zanemoseley Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:04 pm

I'm pretty sure both Brazos and Bob's uses the same mold made by Magma Engineering. I actually bought the mold last year to make my own but have bought the Hitek coated ones from Brazos also, they look the same. I like them as much or more than a 185 H&G 68 bullet, slightly less recoil and seems to shoot about the same but I haven't ransom rested to compare. When I first used them I loaded a couple mags alternating the 160 and 185 grain bullets and the 160 were just a bit milder. My gun is tight and has a heavy dot so with either bullet I've got to get the charge up to where it will function with a 10# spring.

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