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What's your favorite bullet?

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by MustangGreg66, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. MustangGreg66

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    So I just bought my first 10mm, still in the 10 day waiting period here in CA.... Anyway, I've loaded .40 for a while with moly bullets and I was wondering what people's favorite bullet for 10mm was.

    I'll ask you for two since there are a lot of applications. Lets say, what's your favorite bullet for plinking/shooting at the range, target loads. And what's your favorite for firebreathing, make the bad guy's head explode bullets :D or however you want to call it, your stiffer loads that take the 10mm closer to it's full potential :)
     
  2. AZBru88

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    For my SD rounds I like Hornady 180grn JHP's for practice I use Montana Gold 180 grn JHP, both pushed by Blue Dot! Nice and warm!
    About to try some 155 MG JHP, just got a case a while back.
     


  3. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    Back when I was loading up 10mm it was 180 and 200 grain XTPs all the way, for plinking/target and hunting.

    Burk
     
  4. OhioGlockMan

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    I like the gold dot 180's over 11 gr. bluedot, makes an excellent full house magnum load. Also the hardcast 200 grain lead flat nose SWC bullets over 10 gr, blue dot, makes another great full power target shooting, bowling pin blasting, the flat nosed SWC's really make bowling pins fly
     
  5. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Carry load... 155gr Barnes TAC-XP!

    Solid copper forged in Hell!

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Meathead9

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    The PRK
    Hunting:
    200gr WFNGC/800X/CCI350

    Target/Fun:
    180gr(any)/9.2gr Longshot/CCI350
    155gr JHP/12.5gr Blue Dot/CCI350 (Flame Thrower)
     
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  7. The beauty of the 10 is it can shoot from 135gr up to 220gr. Yet I have settled on the following.

    Target/Plinking

    175gr LSWC
    (it shares double-duty with the 40short&wimpy)

    Lethal evil round
    175gr Winchester Silver Tips

    'da 10mm Kid
     
  8. MustangGreg66

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm going to use bluedot as a powder since it's been refered to time and time again as a great flamthrower powder. Not sure yet what I'll use for bullets. Maybe MG for flamethrower rounds at the range. I've got some 180gr Moly bullets left so those might be used for my light loads.... and I'll have to see what's available as far as nasty badguy getter HP bullets...
     
  9. alpha6164

    alpha6164 alpha6164

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    I can tell u that for hunting not much can beat a 200gr hard cast bullet. I shot a 250lb hog with a a double tap from 15yards and it dropped like it was dead for a week.

    [​IMG]












    As far as self defense Gold Dots, XTP, Silver Tips im the 155-180gr traveling from 1400-1300ft/sec respectively will definitely do the job ;)
     
  10. whenmonkeysfly

    whenmonkeysfly CLM

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    +1 My carry round!
     
  11. AZBru88

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    I was looking for reviews on those bullets and didn't find much. Was that a water test bullet or wet pack, ect...? Thanks ....Bru
     
  12. Angry Fist

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    A download... I jugged a few, and they turned up in the 3rd jug, but they didn't unfold THAT perfectly. Very close. What I like is the idea that a less dense bullet of the same weight should be larger than it's lead counterpart. If I had a better camera for close up shots, I'd show y'all. It is awesome, and I definetly bet my sweet ass on it whenever I have my Angry Fist on me... I need to know the density of the copper being used.

    Not to forget, that is one massive cavity in the nose of it, and being DT, it'll push at least 1300 fps... that will ruin the day of nearly anything in North America regardless of how many legs it lurks upon... :cool:
     
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  13. AZBru88

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    Thanks 10mmmofo very interesting bullet. I'm going to have to try some soon. I think pushing them with 12 grains of Blue Dot to start, see where to go from there! I have always love Hornady XTP's in my 44 mags, and now my 10mm's. Think I might have to try those TAC's. Put it on my list!
    Alliant site shows a 155 grn GDHP over 12 grains of Blue Dot at 1290! I would think that would make a great combo with the 155 grn TAC's.
    Thanks again...Bru
     
  14. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

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    SAFETY TIP! You had better check the lenght of the TAC bullets...being a copper solid they will be longer than those with lead cores...therefore powder charge weights need to be adjusted for the reduced space in the cartridge.
     
  15. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    180gr `Full-power JHP "carry" ~ Good weight/speed/ no messin around bullet.
    200gr FMJ Woods Protection `Full power good weight/`dependability` works well in my G20SF *dont have to buy an after market barrel....even though I have one..for the `option.
     
  16. AZBru88

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    Yep! Have to take a look at them! They probably are longer. Thanks for the reminder! I always work my loads up! Checking for pressure signs. Should have posted it that way so no NOOB would get the wrong idea! Thanks...Bru
     
  17. Angry Fist

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    Yeah man... It has to be bigger one way or the other, even by a little. I know next to nothing about reloading, and only shoot factory. I need to learn a lot more, and get a press. I'm missing out on all the fun...
     
  18. AZBru88

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    It is a lot of fun! I've been playing with some wuss loads for the up coming GSSF shoot in Tucson. Wife has already said we'd do the Vegas shoot to! Win some money playing black jack and shooting....don't see a down side there. It does amaze me how light I was able to go in 10mm.
    As much as i like to shoot there would be no way I could afford to shoot as much. I shot 3K last month through my 10's! This month I'm way behind, rain and 100+ degree weather have slowed me down! Need to get out and pound the plate rack! (which I had to rebuild because I blew it apart with my 10mm last month!:rofl:).
    You'll never save any money reloading, but you'll get to shoot a bunch more! I still need to buy a Chrono, but after 35+ years of reloading its a want not a need....for some reason I always need; primers, bullets, powder??????
     
  19. SimonovsDog

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    I like the 175gr Win STHP bullet, and can not go wrong with 180gr Hornady XTP in front of 14.5gr of Accurate No.9.
     
  20. MustangGreg66

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    Sounds like you got things figured out there. I just dumped a bunch of money into primers only to realize I need bullets more. I'm lucky enough to have a gun range that has a chrono I can use :) Saves from having to buy one and I feel a lot more comfy knowing what my load is doing, not just how it feels.

    I think I'm going to the LV GSSF match too, maybe I'll see you there :)