gonna bend you 'ear' again

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by mitchell38, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. mitchell38

    mitchell38 Former Guest

    May 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    the local gun shop has 1000 40 cal 155gr berrys RN plated for $85,not sure if they will shoot in my gun (s&w sigma) i have heard they are good bullits,but should i buy 1k at a time with out knowing if they will shoot in my gun, dont want to spend alot of money experimenting,but i can to be safe and effective,anybody else with this combo,yes i'm up at 5 am,listning to pandora classic country
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Check with your reloading manuals. Make sure you have a load for these bullets. Don't buy the bullets because they are at a good price, then get home, and not be able to find good reloading datta. Check the manuals first always, before making purchases on any load.

  3. mitchell38

    mitchell38 Former Guest

    May 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    yes mr carver my lee manual has them listed but will they shoot in my gun
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Yes. And please, get your self some good reloading manuals. Lee's reloading manual will work up to a point, but they don't test loads, they just reprint what others have tested. Get the Hornady, and Nosler manuals to start. Buy the way Barry's bullets are very good bullets.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  5. mitchell38

    mitchell38 Former Guest

    May 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    mr carver check your private messeges
  6. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Why would they NOT shoot in your gun?

    I've heard that with Glocks, because of the rifling style you should not shoot lead (yet another reason to not own a tupperware special) but otherwise a bullet is a bullet is a bullet. They all shoot.
  7. DBMJR1

    DBMJR1 Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New Orleans, La.
    #1: Look down the bore of your pistol. Do you see traditional rifling? Does your barrel have polygonal rifling? If you have traditional rifling, you're fine.

    #2: Email Berry's. They're fine, friendly folks who generally respond quickly to inquiries. I asked about load data, and got a wealth of information in their response.

    Generally speaking, these plated bullets should be loaded as you would for cast.
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I load Berry's 155 grain bullets in all of my .40 S&W loads and they shoot just fine through the Sig P250, Glock 23, and Beretta 96 so they should do fine in your S&W.

    As far as the question - should you get them - I have only two words - GRAB THEM!!

    They are $113 at Berry's and around $110 at Grafs. See if they have any 230 grain .45 bullets at or near that price and I will pay you to send me 1000 of them!!
  9. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Go to the Berry's website and check for loading data. When in doubt, check with the guys that make 'em. I agree that you should find a load, with any bullet or powder, before you buy components. On reloading forums we see a lot of questions; " I bought some Megahitter XXXgr. bullets but can't find a load in my books" or "...my manual doesn't list XXX powder for my .225 Whizzer..."
  10. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I agree....
    start with the data that you think you might like to shoot,
    then build your components from there.....
    [altho a good deal when you're out-and-about
    is hard to pass on, but may end up NOT being so
    good when all is said and done]
  11. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Oh, as far as Berry's plated projectiles.....
    I love 'em, and 99% of what I shoot...
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