230gr fmj's-which brand?????

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230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby dale » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:43 pm

Does anyone have any recomendations for 230gr fmj bullets. which brands have you had good luck with, which ones to stay away from.
getting ready to order dies. gonna get some 240xtp mags, but i also want to load some fmjs to shoot through steel.....or try to...the factory hornadys expand to the size of a quarter and leave a little dent on half plate. thanks in advance.
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby gunnut » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:12 am

I'm using "zero"s for my R&D and 45acps they work just fine and are fairly accurate. The most accurate 230fmj I have used so far are the Siearra. Stay away from the copper clad,TMJ and plated stuff. The jacket is just to thin for 450B use. They can and do come apart going down range. Just to be fair, I'm pushing the 230FMJ to 2600+fps.
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby wildcatter » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:53 am

gunnut wrote:I'm using "zero"s for my R&D and 45acps they work just fine and are fairly accurate. The most accurate 230fmj I have used so far are the Siearra. Stay away from the copper clad,TMJ and plated stuff. The jacket is just to thin for 450B use. They can and do come apart going down range. Just to be fair, I'm pushing the 230FMJ to 2600+fps.


And the Gunny is doing this in a 16" barrel, using lil gun. He wants to go to 296, wherein his load will yield about 2700+fps at he same pressures, thats more than 2800fps in a 20" barrel and is more than 150 ft/lb MORE than the factory 458 Winchester Magnum using a 500gr bullet, from a 20" barrel...Chew on that Gents..t
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby 2zero6 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:38 pm

wildcatter wrote: thats more than 2800fps in a 20" barrel and is more than 150 ft/lb MORE than the factory 458 Winchester Magnum using a 500gr bullet, from a 20" barrel...Chew on that Gents..t

That's a pretty hard hitting load. Image
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby Al in Mi » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:45 am

2zero6 wrote:
wildcatter wrote: thats more than 2800fps in a 20" barrel and is more than 150 ft/lb MORE than the factory 458 Winchester Magnum using a 500gr bullet, from a 20" barrel...Chew on that Gents..t

That's a pretty hard hitting load. Image



you got that right. No need for soft or hollowpoints at those speeds!!
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby gunnut » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:32 am

They are very impressive when they hit the back stop! I'm thinking we need one with the PROFILE of the 147grn. 7.62 NATO only 452 Dia. "more pointed" And another with a very small soft point to hunt in some states like Georgia. Any takers?
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby bushmeister » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:21 pm

gunnut, could you just drill a small hole in the front of those fmj's that you have (before you load them of course), and consider it legal for hunting? after all a hollowpoint is considered an expanding bullet. Or would that compromise the integrity of the bullet too much?
Just curious.
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby wildcatter » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:05 pm

bushmeister wrote:gunnut, could you just drill a small hole in the front of those fmj's that you have (before you load them of course), and consider it legal for hunting? after all a hollowpoint is considered an expanding bullet. Or would that compromise the integrity of the bullet too much?
Just curious.
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Good idea, those Punch Bullets are total solids, Except, they have a very, very small, shallow hole drilled in the nose that excepts, what looks like a #12 shot pellet and then flattened flush with the Meplat. This very tiny amount of lead in the nose, tweaks the nose, of the agencies that think they are doing something and this bullet is legal in all 50 states..t
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby gunnut » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:18 pm

Sounds good! I would have to make a jig to drill them on center and sized for a small lead shot.That would work. But, What about the junk yard hog hiding behind an engine block? :D
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Re: 230gr fmj's-which brand?????

Postby dale » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:33 pm

a 230-250 gr fmj shaped like the ftx hornady but solid, nice and pointy..........like.223 fmjs kinda
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