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Question about Montana Gold?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by n2extrm, May 10, 2010.

  1. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    Well I am just about all out of .45 bullets and I am ready to try some Montana Gold .45s. I see these are actually brass jacketed rather then copper. I was wondering if that made them softer or harder then copper jacketed? Any problems with barrel wear or build up using brass? I have read they preform pretty well, any target issues I should know like no steal plates?
     
  2. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I use my 9mm 147gr MGs all the time. No issues.

    I think they make great bullets.
     


  3. outdoorguy

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    I use the 230 gr. CMJ's all the time. I just ordered another 3k. I use Montana Gold bullets in 9 mm, 40 S&W and .45 with very good results. Very consistent, very accurate.
     
  4. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I shoot MGs in 9mm quite a bit. I've had no issues shooting steel in matches. And the accuracy and overall performance have been fine for me.
     
  5. glocknick

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    the 10mm 155grain montana gold bullets i load with power pistol are my most acurate 10mm loads.
     
  6. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    Thanks for all the input. I just ordered 1000 230g JHP and I am going to give it a whirl. I got lucky and sored 1K cci LP primers today for $35 localy. I was down to about 400! I hope my back order get filled soon!

    Thanks again.
     
  7. steve4102

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    Anybody have any issues with MG .451 JHP being a little undersized? I had a K of 230gr JHP that measured .449. Sent em back in exchange for some 115 FMJ. Is this normal for MG's to be a bit undersized?
     
  8. Hoser

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    I spoke with MG about that a while back.

    They are actually copper, just a different alloy/flavor.

    At least that was 8-10 years ago when I called them and asked.
     
  9. BK63

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    I used to shoot them a lot, just can't afford them anymore. Prices have gone up. Good bullets though. I shoot a lot of lead now.
     
  10. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    I actually e-mailed them and they said they are brass. I know they were making copper at one time as per there web site.:wavey:
     
  11. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    I know what you mean. I was shooting Hornady or Sierra for a while but it got too pricey and too hard to find. I tried some Gold Dots, boy they really were great, but I could never afford to shot them all the time.

    I keep saying I will try lead in .45, but then shy away. I don't know why. I load nothing but lead for the .38 and it preforms excellent. :dunno:
     
  12. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    Just a little info also. I ordered 1K online last night and got an e-mail today with a USPS tracking number.
     
  13. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Up a tree.
    Since all brass is a mixture of mostly copper and a smaller amount of zinc (in varying amounts), it could be argued that any piece of brass is a "copper alloy", because technically, it really is.
     
  14. n2extrm

    n2extrm

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    I knew it was something like that, that is why I was worried about how hard it was. Thanks! :wavey:
     
  15. MoNsTeR

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    They do tend to give lower velocities than bullets with closer-to-pure copper jackets. Other than that they are excellent.