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Buffalo Bore Question

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by 07 LMB Z06, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. 07 LMB Z06

    07 LMB Z06

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    I bought a box of 180 gr Buffalo Bore JHP's about a month or two ago.

    Now I have been reading that Buffalo Bore and Double Tap are using Montana Gold bullets instead of Gold Dots in some of their setups. I don't know much about any of this, but the consensus seems to be that the Montana Golds are a step down.

    My question is, if my box of Buffalo Bore JHP's still says "Gold Dot" on it did I get lucky and get a box of the better bullets? When looking at pictures of the Montana Gold bullets online they look identical to the Buffalo Bores I received. Did Buffalo Bore just not change the writing on the box?

    If they're the Montana Gold I will probably just shoot off the last 15 I have (they are A LOT of fun to shoot), and just use the Double Tap Bonded Defense for home defense.

    Edit: Link to thread with picture of the box I received.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1188228
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  2. DrtyHarry

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    I heard a few guys ordered some BB 180s from Cabela's and they did in fact have MG bullets. I also recently found out that DT is also using MG. Hornady is backed up by over a year from what DT told me last week. Good luck fellow Z06er!


    DH
     

  3. agtman

    agtman 10mm Spartiate

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    I have an old box of BB marked like that. Just haven't got around to shooting it yet.

    So, ... either you received a box of old stock with real 180gn GDHPs or you've got new stock w/ Montana Gold bullets packaged in the OLD boxes still marked for the GDs. :dunno:

    :cool:
     
  4. 07 LMB Z06

    07 LMB Z06

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    Thanks for the quick reply, DH. Finally had a chance to take it out this past week. Can't get the :supergrin: off my face. Hope you've had a chance to do the same!

    Interesting, and thank you for the info. :thumbsup:
     
  5. DrtyHarry

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    Sure did!! :wavey: And the icing on the cake was taking it to the range with my new G20sf through all the twisty roads. :)


    DH
     
  6. G20gunner

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    As far as accuracy, there's not a thing wrong with Montana Gold bullets. It's just that they don't expand like XTP's or Gold Dots. They are not bonded bullets, and they use a hard lead alloy in them. In a word, they were made for target work, not self defense.

    G20gunner:wavey:
     
  7. Taterhead

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    If they are brass colored with a smallish hollow point then they are the MG bullets. The box would be incorrectly marked. GDHPs are copper jacketed and have a wide hollow point.