Plinker Projectiles ?????????

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Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby BamBam » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm

For some reason search does not work for me ............

What (other than cast) are some favorite projectiles for plinker loads ?

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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby Al in Mi » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:35 pm

230gr FMJ's work for me.
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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby jerdebson » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:17 pm

Some of us use the Hornady 230 gr FMJ FP .452 bullet for mild to wild loads. It has handled everything I have heard about on the forums. I'm sure there are many others that will do what you want. As usual start low and work your way up, YMMV.
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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby BamBam » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:31 am

Would anybody have a link to some ?

Even if out of stock at the moment.

I seem to be striking out with my web search.

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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby Hoot » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:11 am

Hornady may have discontinued their Hornady 230 gr FMJ FP as it is not listed even on the Hornady Web Site. I suspect if you can find them retail, they will be N.O.S.

As an alternative, Nosler does make and sell an equivalent for about $.24 each

All that having been said, regular FMJs are good plinking rounds as well and much easier to find than the FMJ FP.

Beleive it or not, I like the 225gr FTX for plinking. Find them on sale or when Midway has their bulk sale and they can be as cheap as 230 FMJs. My experience with them has been more accurate than the 230 FMJ, but I can only speak for myself.

They are $.27 each here: http://www.manventureoutpost.com/products/Hornady-45218-Fle-Tip-45Cal-452-225gr-%28Per-100%29.html

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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby BamBam » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:42 am

That would probably explain why all I could find was RN.

I will keep an eye on Midway for bulk prices, but I might grab a box from your link after I check around a bit as they only have 2 left.

At least that way I could work up a bit of my own load data on them while waiting for a sale.

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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby Jim in Houston » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:31 am

Hoot wrote:Hornady may have discontinued their Hornady 230 gr FMJ FP as it is not listed even on the Hornady Web Site. I suspect if you can find them retail, they will be N.O.S.

As an alternative, Nosler does make and sell an equivalent for about $.24 each

All that having been said, regular FMJs are good plinking rounds as well and much easier to find than the FMJ FP.

Beleive it or not, I like the 225gr FTX for plinking. Find them on sale or when Midway has their bulk sale and they can be as cheap as 230 FMJs. My experience with them has been more accurate than the 230 FMJ, but I can only speak for myself.

They are $.27 each here: http://www.manventureoutpost.com/products/Hornady-45218-Fle-Tip-45Cal-452-225gr-%28Per-100%29.html

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Yes, check Midway for .452 225 gr FTX blems (or other weights), which they have from time to time. Sometimes they are listed as smoothbore .50 cal sabot rounds.
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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby texrider » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:00 pm

Cabela's has those on sale also. The round nose that is.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting ... t112555080
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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby lungingturtle2 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:56 am

Hi-tech ammo has new 230 gr. RN FMJ's for $140.00 per 1000 plus shipping. They usually have air pulled 230 FMJ's for $128.00 per 1000 but show out of stock now.
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Re: Plinker Projectiles ?????????

Postby Hoot » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:58 am

texrider wrote:Cabela's has those on sale also. The round nose that is.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting ... t112555080


That's actually a very good deal on 230 FMJ. $.19 each including local sales tax if you use free ship to store and Hornady makes a good product. manventureoutpost.com has them for $.17 each, but shipping puts the cost back up to what you can get them from Cabelas for.

I'd say "There's your plinking ammo right there!" Also, there are a lot of load recipes for the 230s. Don't consider them if you are going to try and use a slow powder more appropriate for 350gr bullets.

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