berrys solid or hollow base

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by bobnoffs, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. bobnoffs

    bobnoffs New Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    i want to load berrys 100grn for my .380 lcp. any advantage or preference for hollow base vs. solid? is oal an issue or powder capacity with hollow base?
    bob noffs
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    hollow base helps thew low pressure rounds obturate and seal the bore better. I use the HB 100 gr RN in my .380s.

  3. korny351

    korny351 New Member

    Mar 17, 2012
    Stockton, CA
    According to Berry's website, the longer "skirt" or bearing surface on the HBRN engages more of the rifling and helps to stabilize the bullet better. Loading data should be the same as any case volume lost to the longer bullet is compensated for by the hollow under the bullet. I'd think that a sub-3 inch barrel could use as much help as you could give it.
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Welcome to the forum bobnoffs, and you also korny351. The hollow base is the exact .380 bullet that I load for my Sig P238. It works very well and is accurate.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  5. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    I am glad that you asked that question. I had been using Berry's 100 gr bullet, flat base, and wondered about that hollow base bullet. With the good recommendation, I will switch over to the hollow base. Thanks.
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