BERRYS 9MM

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by jpg5324, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jpg5324

    jpg5324 Member

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    Apr 30, 2012
    Escalon, Ca
    So...what are the thoughts on 9mm Berrys bullets???
    Thinking about purchasing some.

    You view welcome..Thanks
     
  2. ChuckR

    ChuckR Member

    68
    Sep 3, 2011
    South East Michigan
    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

    PanhandlePop Member

    296
    May 27, 2011
    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

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    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

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Minnesota
    I'm with ya! I will not pay Jacketed prices for inferior plated bullets.
     
  6. Munch

    Munch Member

    363
    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    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

    Deacon_Man Active Member

    565
    Feb 23, 2010
    Weatherford Texas
    I use Berry's for my 9mm and I have no problems at all with them.
     
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    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

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    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

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Minnesota
    Rose Distribution 230gr RN=$125.00/K.
     
  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Come on guys, give me a link for those places so I can look at them!!
     
  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    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!!
     
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