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|11-19-2015, 07:20 PM||#1|
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The Blue Bullets
So recently I have been able to try out some coated bullets for the first time. Based on some of the reviews I have read I went ahead and went with these guys. I just wanted to take some time and give these guys a shout out for excellent customer service.
For one the shpping from NC to AZ is only 2 days which just blows my mind. I NEVER have received bullets this fast in my life.
Also they offer a nice discount for forum member I think it is 5% off with the coupon code. And free shipping over $150 is always a plus. I could NOT find them any cheaper anywhere. Here is the info to get the discount for forum members.
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I am up to about 7k bullets from them and couldn't be happier, they sure know what they are doing what a great company. Oh yeah the bullets shoot like heaven.
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|12-07-2015, 07:03 AM||#2|
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|12-27-2015, 04:49 PM||#3|
I use Extreme plated and have been happy with it.
For 10mm I needed to go double plated concave base, as the standard scattered badly.
Next time I need 40, I may get some and try a few in 10mm.
Some 9mm also.
Thanks for the info.
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|12-28-2015, 04:06 AM||#4|
I've used the plated bullets quite a bit in 9MM, .380 and .45 ACP and they shot very well for me.
Mine were purchased from a local guy who did small time cast bullet sales locally only.
The price was excellent, much better than Blue Bullets and I was getting ready to switch over to them from plated.
Then the caster got very sick, recovered and told me that he couldn't cast commercially any more.
Bummer. Back to plated for me.
|01-02-2016, 01:51 PM||#6|
I ordered 750 in 40/10mm and got the discount off ST.
I will make 50 in 10mm and find out next weekend how they work.
Worst case I will use them for 40.
I also made a bullet trap because I like to inspect the expended bullet.
What plated do you guys use, because the blue was 42.00 a 500 compared to 58.00 for Extreme. I found Berry to be higher yet.
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|01-03-2016, 06:07 AM||#9|
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I have a local company making coated 220gr 308 cal bullets for 300blk. Much cheaper than plinking with 208 AMax or 220 SMKs.
For pistol ammo plated aren't much more expensive rifle ammo is where the big money savings come into for coated bullets
|01-03-2016, 05:18 PM||#10|
I shot 50 rounds and it patterned well.
No blue was evident cleaning the barrel.
I caught two bullets in my sand trap, and most of the blue was worn off. Maybe 80%
With plated bullets the plate is all still there.
It is possible the sand wore it off. My guess is both the barrel and sand did it about 50-50.
|01-04-2016, 03:43 PM||#11|
I have thought about it, and the blue wore off in the barrel.
Also the plating did a better job of protecting the lead.
All 4 bullets were caught in the same 5 gal bucket of sand. Single plate on the left and double plate near the polymer unshot.
All big pebbles were strained out, but some little debris is still in the sand. Relly did a number on the lead.
I think I will use up the polymers in 40, and stick with double plated for 10mm.
|01-08-2016, 05:20 PM||#12|
I talked to Nathan at Blue bullets, and he said sand will sand blast it.
He said they use a water trap.
So I made a water trap and did 2 rounds in my backyard this evening.
The left was 5.2 gr. of IMR 800-X. The right was 8.7 and maximum is 9.3.
He is right about the sand. Only the sand doesn't bother the copper plated.
I plan to stick to copper.
|01-10-2016, 11:28 AM||#14|
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In the February 2016 Guns and Ammo publication (page 23) there is a write up on Federal going to coated bullets. The cost savings,the better contain the lead possibilities, the easier on the bore as well as possibly burning cleaner.
I had sent some brass out to be reloaded with 9mm semi-wadcutters for IDPA matches (relieved I didn't have to do this myself). When the re-loader went looking for bullets he found semi-wadcutters that were coated (happens to be in red, he can get green and blue to date). I had some concerns about a semi-wadcutter with a plastic coating feeding thru my entry level, Tupperware gun (did I get all of that right?) I only had time to run three mags worth and wallah NO issues of feeding. I did not start out with a clean barrel so I don't know how clean they were/are but, certainly no major mess to observe.
My accuracy report isn't that valid but, my observation was that the rounds ended up where the gun was pointed relative to how I shoot - so for me at least they are accurate.
Also found out that the re-loader will load to my specs if I want.....far out.
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