which Bayou Bullet ?

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  1. rebs

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    You guys that shoot Bayou Bullets in your Glock 45 acp, have you found that anyone particular one is more accurate than the others ? Do you prefer the swc, tc or round nose and in which weight ?
     
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    This was posted on another forum:

    Poster later confirmed Mr. Riel was now using the 200gr Coated NLG version:

    http://www.acmebullet.com/bullets-reloading-brass/HiTek-Coated-bullets?product_id=428

    I'm currently getting vg results with the SNS NLG 200 coated SWC. Planning on trying the Acme Coated above before winter sets in.
     
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    Depending on what gun you are shooting them in. Most G30 and G36 model guns do not like SWC shape bullets.
     
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    The swc's run excellent in both my G21sf and G30s as long as I run them through my Lee factory taper crimp die. This die has a carbide ring in it that smooths out any bulges in the case from bullet seating.
     
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    My preference is the 200 gr bullet. I've had equally good luck with RN and SWC out of a G30. SWC my be slightly more accurate, but the difference is minimal. My only issue is that the G30 functioned poorly with light loads (less than mid-range).
     
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    The reason why most not all G30 and G36 don't like SWC is the feed ramps. What I have been told is that the feed ramps are cut at a different angle than the other .45 Glocks.
     
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    Very true. I've shot 1000s ov the 200gr lswc in a g21. They won't feed 100% in my buddy's g30. Sim problem with the xd45.
     
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    I have found that as long as I use the Lee final taper crimp die that my G30s will function perfectly with 200 gr BB lswc bullets. Without using that die there is a slight bulge in the case from seating the bullet. That die has a carbide ring in it and removes the slight bulge.
     
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    I have found that the Magazine front area that lifts the cartridge needs a 45 degree bevel so the front of the case does not hang up on it, also one needs to taper crimp so the front of the case measures .458 to .459 after crimp.
     
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    I crimp to .469 - .470 with lead swc and have no problems
     
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    My bad, a typo should have read .468-.469, Factory stuff is .470
     
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    I prefer the TC. Seems to hit steel harder and is very accurate in both a Mod. 21 and a S&W 625.
     
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    So then you are sizing the bullet.
     
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    It keeps the case from getting stuck part way in the chamber, they feed but do not chamber all the way. I do not have this problem with my other 45 acp
     
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    I understand your reasoning. But it still does not change the fact of you are sizing the bullet. Therefore losing the neck grip on the bullet.
     
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    I am crimping to .469 and haven't had a problem with neck grip. what would you recommend I do different ? I am open to any suggestions
     
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    Other than not using SWC shape bullets in G30 & G36 guns.:dunno:
     
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    If they work, why not use them ? I also use the Bayou Bullet 225 gr TC
     
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    Which is waaaaaay too much crimp. I would bu surprised if you don't get tumbling bullets reducing the dia that much. Spec should be right around 0.470-0.471". More than that & you are reducing the bullet dia, never good for accuracy.
    I tend to find TC or SWC slightly more accurate in most guns. I prefer 200gr for general shooting, but nothing wrong with 225-230gr either. I know guys competing with 45acp in action pistol, they are shooting 255gr.