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Post by Flytrap1 Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:26 am

A lot of the guys in my bullseye league are using 185gr. Jhp made by zero. They say they are very accurate bullets. does anyone else use these or any other bullet of this type? Any information would be appreciated on how they perform and what reloading data is available.

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Post by BE Mike Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:59 am

A lot of folks in my club use it for outdoors at 50 yards. Jim Collins posted a lot of machine rest results he made with the Zero bullets (including the 185 gr. JHP) at Camp Perry, one year. They were very impressive. I'd bet you can use the same data that has been used for the Nosler 185 gr. JHP. BTW, our club orders the Zero lead swaged bullets by the tens of thousands each year.
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Post by Flytrap1 Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:02 am

Do you use the RN or the SWC?

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Post by BE Mike Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:07 am

This is the Zero bullet they use for the long line: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R187-A&Category_Code=ZBJ-45ACP

Others are happy with a swaged bullet and this is a popular one: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R186-A&Category_Code=ZSB-45ACP
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Post by dronning Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:08 am

I use the Zero 185gr JHP on the long line and their 185gr SWHP on the short line.

Very happy with the performance.

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Post by SteveT Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:35 pm

IMO, for 45 jacketed bullets either Nosler or Zero 185 JHP are the best option. The last time I tested them the difference between the two was negligible. For 45 lead bullets the Zero 185 HPSWC are the best option, very similar to the old Star bullets. Their 200gr SWC appear to be quite good but I don't have much experience.
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Post by james r chapman Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:35 pm

I'm using the Zero 185 jhp bullet over 4.0gr Bullseye at an OAL of 1.220
In my gold cup trophy.

Thanks to Rob for the recommendation..
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:24 pm

They are terrific bullets.  Magnus is an equally good alternative as well.  I have used both, and I can't see any difference in performance.  Two great companies.
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Post by james r chapman Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:40 pm

Note: using them for EIC....
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Post by bdutton Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:16 pm

I use both the 185 JHP and the 185 LSWCHP.  Both are outstanding performers at 50.

From a sandbag at 50 yards, I shot a 1.75" group with the JHP and 2" with the LSWCHP.

Load data:

185 JHP
4.4 WST
Winchester LP primers
used brass 
Not sure about the OAL.  I think its 1.125

185 LSWCHP
4.3 WST
Winchester LP primers
used brass 
OAL length is dependent on about 1/32's inch of the shoulder showing.

Gun was a custom Caspian slide/frame built by David Santurri of MA and a slide mounted dot.
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