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Post by markgrabowski on 9/15/2019, 1:50 pm

Looking for recommendations on which coated 45 bullets are good for indoor use. As a new guy, I want to keep recoil manageable, so looking at the lighter weight bullets 160-185 probably. Want to try coated since our ventilation isn't the best and during rapid fire it looks like a civil war re-enactment. Kimber 1911, irons, with Clays, if that's germane to the conversation. Thanks in advance!
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Post by james r chapman on 9/15/2019, 3:02 pm

Brazo’s Bullets have given winning performances with their coated bullets.
200 gr w 3.5 BE
160 gr with 4.5 gr BE
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Post by oldsalt444 on 9/15/2019, 3:03 pm

I would try Brazos Hi Tek coated 160 gr. SWC over 4.0 WST.  4.0 Clays would work, but WST is a bit cleaner.  May have to go with a lighter recoil spring to ensure function.
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Post by GerhardG on 9/15/2019, 3:51 pm

james r chapman wrote:Brazo’s Bullets have given winning performances with their coated bullets.
200 gr w 3.5 BE
160 gr with 4.5 gr BE
James did you happen to chronograph any of these loads. Just curious.
I used the Brazos  below and here is my data from Sept 14 2019 using a Springfield stock 1911 Range Ofiicer.

Brazos 180 grain LSWC bhn 13 HI TEK Flat base Bullseye poeder 4.0 grains Avg velocity of 10 rounds 724.3 fps
The rest of my data is on this forum


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Post by james r chapman on 9/15/2019, 4:35 pm

I do have data for 160 Dardas and 4.4 WST, 796fps.
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Post by SteveT on 9/15/2019, 4:56 pm

50 ft pretty much any quality bullet will work.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 9/15/2019, 5:53 pm

SteveT wrote:50 ft pretty much any quality bullet will work.

+1

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Post by Multiracer on 9/15/2019, 6:43 pm

SteveT wrote:50 ft pretty much any quality bullet will work.
+1  160's why send extra lead down range at 50' ?

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Post by markgrabowski on 9/15/2019, 7:32 pm

I’m on the Brazos website. They show a 155 and a 160. What’s the difference?

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Post by Wobbley on 9/15/2019, 10:13 pm

5 grains..

The 160 is similar to the H&G S242...

The 155 I was generated for some IPSC deal?

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Post by Lightfoot on 9/16/2019, 11:58 am

markgrabowski wrote:I’m on the Brazos website. They show a 155 and a 160. What’s the difference?
Well to be honest, I've never shot the 155's.  The 160's are awesome though.  We don't sell many 155's since we worked out the kinks in sizing the 160's.
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Post by zanemoseley on 9/16/2019, 1:09 pm

I shot a 100-6x timed with the 160 coated Brazos bullets yesterday with 4.6 WST. I like em.

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Post by Lightfoot on 9/16/2019, 1:44 pm

zanemoseley wrote:I shot a 100-6x timed with the 160 coated Brazos bullets yesterday with 4.6 WST. I like em.

Good job Zane!  I too had a good day with them.  Averaged 97 at the short line CF and 45.   The recoil impulse is so nice.  Makes it so easy to get back on target.
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Post by markgrabowski on 9/16/2019, 7:40 pm

I ordered a box of 160’s.

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