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Old March 31st, 2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Tried some 230 gr. RN Blue Bullets in my .45ACP Shield Today. What a surprise! They fed perfectly and accuracy was really good. I used 4.9 gr.of Bullseye and seated at 1.260. Very happy with this load.
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I shoot coated bullets exclusively in competition. I go through a lot of them.
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Tried some 230 gr. RN Blue Bullets in my .45ACP Shield Today. What a surprise! They fed perfectly and accuracy was really good. I used 4.9 gr.of Bullseye and seated at 1.260. Very happy with this load.
Is "Blue Bullets" the brand name of the bullets you tried...?
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I have been shooting polymers out of my shield for a bit.
Have shot probably 500 w/o a single issue.
Gun (barrel) is alot cleaner as well when done.




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I think i`m going to try some.... anybody have a place that sells them cheap...?
Wonder if i can get some in bright orange...
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If they were offered in bright orange how easily one could not know the difference from trainers? Maybe why they come in blue.



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PaPow, I buy in bulk, the more you buy the lower the cost per bullet. It's also where USPS "if it fits it ships" pays off bigtime.

I've done business with Bayou Bullets and Black Bullets International. There are others but I stocked up on 160s (in 9mm) for my powderpuff loads. Not every manufacturer has those weights. If you want a more normal weight in 9mm there are far more options. You might even check locally. I know that a local gent casts for us and his prices are good. I did ask my local caster how fast I could drive his poly coated bullets and was told as fast as copper jacketed. I keep my 160s to 800 fps so that I just make minor power factor (the cut off is 790ish fps).

IbejiHeads is another company down NJ way. I have 500 of theirs but have yet to load and test them, but they look good, and they support our local shooting. (I won the 500 bullets)
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I have been shooting coated bullets from Eggleston (Eggleston Munitions - Eggleston Munitions - Polymer Coated Sport Bullets
for several years now and they have been great. They run through Glock barrels without any problems, also. I have tried several others and found them lacking because the coating was to thin. They run sales from time to time and I stock up then.
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I have been shooting coated bullets from Eggleston (Eggleston Munitions - Eggleston Munitions - Polymer Coated Sport Bullets
for several years now and they have been great. They run through Glock barrels without any problems, also. I have tried several others and found them lacking because the coating was to thin. They run sales from time to time and I stock up then.
You had the polar opposite of my experience with Eggleston. The coating was so thin you could see right thru it, where there was coating. There were also many bullets that were not fully coated . They were so bad that I just threw them in the scrap barrel. Must have been a couple of bad batches (two different sizes)
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You had the polar opposite of my experience with Eggleston. The coating was so thin you could see right thru it, where there was coating. There were also many bullets that were not fully coated . They were so bad that I just threw them in the scrap barrel. Must have been a couple of bad batches (two different sizes)
Sorry to hear that. Mine were all perfect. Much better than the "Lipstick" bullets I also tried. I hope you contacted Eggleston with the problem. I only talked to them once and they seem very good to talk to.
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