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Nosler JHP

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dkf, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. dkf

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    Anyone know a place that has any .355" 90gr Nosler JHP bullets in stock?

    I find half a box at a LGS on the sale rack but would like more of these. I would like experiment with them for a possible new carry load for my LCP. I looked on Noslers site and some different suppliers and it appears Nosler may have discontinued them.
     
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    I'm looking for the Nosler bullets only as they have to expand and be fairly consistent at it.
     
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    Midway has the 115 and 124's in stock, personally I don't shoot anything lighter that 115 in .380 and 9mm as heavy clothing can really slow a 90 grainer down making it less effective
     
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    I already have 90gr XTPs. Not interested in going to a 115gr bullet right now. The Hosler 90gr is the only bullet I'm really interested in at this point.
     
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    A very good bullet for the 380 is the 102gr RemGS. Just a thought.
     
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    The 102gr GS also has unreliable expansion and since they would be in an LCP I can't load them too hot.

    I wanted to try and come up with a load with more penetration than the 90gr XTP I already use but still try and get some expansion. That is why I wanted to do some more experimenting with the 90gr Nosler. The 50 I have left won't go too far.

    With the popularity of the .380 over the past few years I don't know why Nosler would have stopped making them. I suppose I'll have to try some 90gr Sierras also.
     
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    IMO, any expansion in the 380 isn't helping but hurting. IF I were handloading my own 380 ammo, it would be a 95-105gr lead flat point @ 1000fps. Why I like the 102gr RGS, it won't expand much but always showed some deformation & the extra wt helps penetration.
     
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    Good point. That's why I like the XTP's so well, they expand but still penatrate very well. Just get a flat point lee mold and cast your bullets with a softer alloy, you would be surprised how well it will do