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HBRN 124gr Plated Bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SPIN2010, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. SPIN2010

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    Any takes or wisdom from the masters section (other than expense)?

    First time I have reloaded the HBRN 124gr 9mm Berry's plated and I am one of those ask first kinda guys. :supergrin: Thanks in advance!
     
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    Are you looking for load data? Not sure what you want. :dunno: They are a relatively new round. Just came out recently. I haven't put an order in for them yet but will soon. I love Berry's RN 124gr plated bullets and am betting that I will love these hollow bases even more. I shoot their hollow bases in 380 right now and they work great.
     

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    Is the HBRN supposed to be more accurate than the RN?
     
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    According the their site.

    They also make a "TP" which you can push to higher velocities.

    Berry's is on the cutting edge of plated technology and make a great product IMO. I've have real good luck with all their products that I've tried.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    No, no load data ... just any tips or pitfalls I should be aware of before I start testing. I try to never reinvent the wheel when I can ask how far someone has seen one roll before. :supergrin:

    I was looking for more like:

    My HBRN bullets messed up my die because of "X", I use AA#3456789 powder, or I only seat them "Z" in depth ... that sort of stuff. I have heard about the accuracy as well, and I thought I would give them a crank.

    I went with the thick plated (TP) version too.

    Thanks!
     
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    I like them, but I get better accuracy with the 124 HBFP-TP version.

    No other issues, load them like any other plated bullet.
     
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    where are you guys finding these?

    I dont see a HBRN

    I see a HBRN-TP and a HBFP.

    -Dana
     
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    Dana, I got mine (124gr 9mm HBRN-TP) from Powder Valley.

    HH, thanks for the feedback ... maybe the HBFP for my next 10mm/.40 work up as they sound great too. I am out of FP .400 plated bullets with this last run of 1K.
     
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    I load them in .45, 185gr HBRN. I like them more than the 230, I find them to be more accurate. Only downside I see is you have to use a grain or 2 more of more powder.
     
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    Probably the easiest thing to screw up with plated bullets is too much crimp.
     
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    I've loaded and shot about 2k of these. My load is 4.2gr VV-N320, Fed Small Primers, and 1.135. I use mixed assorted brass. This load shoots very mild and accurate out of my CZ75 and G17/26/34 up to 25yrds. I haven't had a chance to shoot farther than that yet.

    I also substituted VV for 4.3gr of W231 with the very similar results. It seems my CZ likes VV-N320 better than W231, but my Glocks are the other way around.

    You can start at any minimum load from a manual with 124gr fmj data and move your way up if you like. Just give them a light taper crimp just to smooth out the belling and you'll be fine.
     
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    You can get them from the Berry's web site or Powder Valley. I am still working on my first 1k and going to buy some more. I tried the 155 g HBRN for my S&W 40 but went back to the Berry's 180 HP. Didn't have a problem with the 155's my gun like the 180's better. Just load and shoot is all you have to do.
     
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    Hey All, Thanks for the words of wisdom!

    My order of 124gr HBRN-TP bullets rolled in yesterday and the projectiles seem very consistent (i.e. weight & size). The plating is definately thicker and the quality is very good.

    So, now comes the fun working up a load that shoots well out of my 9mm handgun. I will be starting out with AA#5 (because it is what I use in my .40 cal reloads and have a few lbs of it). This should be a fun time.
     
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