BERRYS 9MM

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  1. jpg5324

    jpg5324 Member

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    So...what are the thoughts on 9mm Berrys bullets???
    Thinking about purchasing some.

    You view welcome..Thanks
  2. ChuckR

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    JPG.
    I have never used them myself, but have a friend at the range that uses them all the time. He is quite happy with them and has no problems relaoding with them. I have shot a few of his rounds with his pistol and they shot well for me. Hope this helps.

    Chuck
  3. PanhandlePop

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    I've used Berry's and they were reasonably accurate. I did find they required a little more attention during reloading to keep from damaging the thin plating, both during seating and crimping. Make sure you expand the case enough and don't over crimp. The recommendation on plated is to keep velocity below 1200 fps (shouldn't be a big issue with the 9) and powder charge weights should be closer to lead than jacketed. That said, I don't use them anymore as I find lead and a couple of brands of jacketed are less expensive (in bulk) and as or more accurate than the plated.
  4. 312shooter

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    I avoid buying Berrys, they are mildly accurate at best and are priced the same as FMJs from both Precision Delta and RozeDist (zero). I choose to shoot FMJ's for the same money, funny thing is my logic is in the minority around here!:D
  5. steve4102

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    I'm with ya! I will not pay Jacketed prices for inferior plated bullets.
  6. Munch

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    I use them for plinkers. I find a lot of variance in the bullet length from round to round, so it can be a bit of a hassle to maintain a constant O.A.L. in my experience with them.
  7. Deacon_Man

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    I use Berry's for my 9mm and I have no problems at all with them.
  8. JLA

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    Im with ya both.. Ill use them if I get em for free.99, but I mostly use cast lead or real jacketed.
  9. gdmoody

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    I use a lot of Berry's and have never had any problems with them, either with the loading of them or with accuracy.

    I have found that you can buy them cheaper at some of the big mail order houses versus getting them direct from Berry's web site. I just ordered 2000 230 grain .45 Berry's bullets from Grafs at about $25 cheaper than they were at Berry's.
  10. 312shooter

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    Here you have it berrys plated from grafs vs precision delta fmj's the truth is in the math...Berrys needs to get their price points in line!

    BERRY 45 (.452) 230gr RN BULLET 1000/BX
    Item #: BY11975
    Price: $129.79
    Availability: In Stock
    Vendor: Berry Bullets / Ammo Boxes & Accessories

    Caliber: 45 Auto
    Grains: 230gr
    Type: Full Metal Jacket - Ball - Copper Jacket
    Class: Precision Delta Bullets
    Unit Price: $130.00 Per 1000 (Price Includes shipping)
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  11. steve4102

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    Rose Distribution 230gr RN=$125.00/K.
  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Come on guys, give me a link for those places so I can look at them!!
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thank you gentlemen for some new websites to browse. I have saved them in my favorites so next time I need "stuff" I have more choices. I am not opposed to saving a few bucks!!
  16. JLA

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    Me either. course nobodys selling jacketed at cast lead prices yet..:(

    Guess ill hafta keep slingin the gooey gray matter..
  17. gdmoody

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    Looks like I'm going to have to do some casting when the cooler weather get here. Just too hot out there right now to be slaving over liquid lead!!
  18. howlnmad

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    I use them but the price has got so close to jacketed that there is really no savings value. Unless you can find them priced like a box I have on the shelf yet that has a $9.99 price tag on it.
  19. 312shooter

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    Hopefully Berrys is following some of these threads and gets back to the drawing board with pricing, I believe in supporting US manufacturers but they are entirely too proud of their products, unfortunatly for them this is one customer who spends at least 1k per year on bullets which they have lost.
  20. JLA

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    1K a year.. is that it?? I think I might spend that on cast just for my .45. :eek:
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