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Old 03-03-2008, 10:12 AM
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Xtreme Bullets plated bullets




Has anyone used these bullets from Xtreme Bullets in Nevada? I have been shopping around and their prices look pretty good for plated bullets. I did a search and didn't come up with any info.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:40 AM
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I've used them before. They are good bullets and you won't have any problems with them. Just load them like you would a lead bullet and watch your crimp or you could break the plating and that could effect accuracy.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:52 PM
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I tried a few and I hate to say it but I was glad when they were gone. I tried the 200gr SWCs and my normally reliable L-10 gun hated them. Accuracy was on par with Rainiers, not stellar but not terrible. I just posted this in another thread but my match ammo is now loaded with Montana Gold bullets, great accuracy and about the same price as the plated Xtreme bullets.

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Old 03-03-2008, 05:31 PM
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no 2 guns are the same. That being said, call them up, the lady there offered to send me samples before i purchase, cant beat that, i ordered some 225 45 cal , stated they were back ordered for a few weeks. fair prices for plated rounds as well as cast. IMHO. Floyd
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:56 PM
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I picked up a box of 200gr.SWC in a local gun store. The bullets looked great. However, like Forester, I was glad when they were finally all gone. None of my 45s (1911 and others) liked them at all. Accuracy was only so-so. I've had much better luck with Berry's bullets.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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After doing some searching on the internet I ordered 3K of the plated 230 45 acp's. They were backordered about 10 days but they contacted me last week to let me know they were shipping last thursday. They seemed to be very competively priced and so far have been good to deal with. I am new to the 45 acp round but I am planning on loading them over 4.7 grains of bullseye. A buddy and I will split the order and they will primarily be used for casual shooting. What would some of you guys who shoot competively consider acceptable accuracy? Please include range also. When I get some test loads ready I will chrony and do some shooting at 15 yds and 25 yds and post the results.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:38 PM
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I used a lot of Xtreme bullets, back when they were West Coast. I always got pretty good accuracy with them, but, like Forester, prefer Montana Gold, which are jacketed, not plated. (and a REALLY hard jacket)
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:56 AM
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After doing some searching on the internet I ordered 3K of the plated 230 45 acp's. They were backordered about 10 days but they contacted me last week to let me know they were shipping last thursday. They seemed to be very competively priced and so far have been good to deal with. I am new to the 45 acp round but I am planning on loading them over 4.7 grains of bullseye. A buddy and I will split the order and they will primarily be used for casual shooting. What would some of you guys who shoot competively consider acceptable accuracy? Please include range also. When I get some test loads ready I will chrony and do some shooting at 15 yds and 25 yds and post the results.
Acceptable accuracy to me means that out to 25 yards they will shoot about a 1.5" group if I do my part. At 40-50 yards the nut behind the trigger becomes the weak link, but slow fire, off hand I still expect to be able to shoot a group well within the A-zone, so maybe 4 or 5 inches.

With the 1000 Xtreme bullets I tried I could not keep them all in the A-zone at 40yards...not really acceptable to me.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:12 PM
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Has anyone used these bullets from Xtreme Bullets in Nevada? I have been shopping around and their prices look pretty good for plated bullets. I did a search and didn't come up with any info.

Any input would be appreciated.
I have for years I love them they are great. My son lives about 6 miles from the factory, we went there the day before Christmas. They opened the place up to us and showed us the hole place. Gave us free samples too. I have been using them since they were know as West Coast Bullets! I had made a bulk purchase back then of about 20,000 rounds they shipped them ground freight to a local freight yard. I picked them up there, the yard forklifted them in to my truck no charge. The freight there was less money then if the lot was broken down into private UPS shipments by a major amount. I still have some loaded in 45acp on my shelf today! I train Navy personnel, I am qualified Expert in CDP/IDPA/EXP, USMC/EXPert,USN/EXPert. I can put 45 out of 50 of these in the ten ring slow fire at 25 yds, all day!

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Old 03-03-2010, 04:58 PM
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We use the bullets made by X-Treme bullets exclusively for our range ammunition as well as our cowboy ammunition. My cost per 1000 is $30.00 less than Berry's and I have found they are just as accurate. I used load data for lead bullets in our ammunition.

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:27 AM
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Merrisa, how do we get the same discount you get?
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:35 AM
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A friend of mine is has been hired as production manager for a new ammunition manufacturing business that's opening soon near me. He tells me that they're going to be using Xtreme bullets, exclusively, for their handgun ammo. FWIW, they'are also going to be using Accurate powders and Wolf primers. They're still trying to figure out what they're going to do for a reliable supply of brass.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:54 PM
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A friend of mine is has been hired as production manager for a new ammunition manufacturing business that's opening soon near me. He tells me that they're going to be using Xtreme bullets, exclusively, for their handgun ammo. FWIW, they'are also going to be using Accurate powders and Wolf primers. They're still trying to figure out what they're going to do for a reliable supply of brass.
Walter, what area do you live? Good to see another ammo company startup in the States.

By the way, I've been impressed with the consistency of X-treme bullets based on my use over the pas 18 months or so.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:25 PM
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Some came in a lot of used equipment I once bought. I haven't shot them, but they look nice and measure up correctly.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:30 PM
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I picked up a box of 200gr.SWC in a local gun store. The bullets looked great. However, like Forester, I was glad when they were finally all gone. None of my 45s (1911 and others) liked them at all. Accuracy was only so-so. I've had much better luck with Berry's bullets.

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Agree with this. My 45's like the Berry's much better. On the other hand, I loaded some .380 with Extreme and both of my .380's like them and they are as accurate as anything else I have tried.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:31 PM
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With my Sig GSR 1911 C3 I have to load Xtreme 230gr RN bullets .065" SHORTER than other 230gr RN bullets, or they stick in the barrel. Also note, that Xtreme 230gr bullets are about .030" shorter than most other 230s, so the nose is shorter and base longer than most. I ended up having to load them to 1.200 to function properly. Needless to say, I've switched brands.

They shoot great in my 40 S&W tho, using 180gr TC.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:59 PM
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Great bullets easy and clean to load. They shoot great also.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:51 PM
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Walter, what area do you live? Good to see another ammo company startup in the States.

By the way, I've been impressed with the consistency of X-treme bullets based on my use over the pas 18 months or so.
I live in a small town in S.W. GA. The new ammo company will be located in Blakely, GA, about 20 miles from my home. I'm going to see the friend who's the production manager either tomorrow or Tuesday and help with some of the R&D
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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I have been shooting Xtreme plated in 9, 38spl, 38 super, 40 and 45 for over 20 years, since they were Western Nevada. I have loaded the super to USPSA major with no problems. The accuracy has been good in most of my guns.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:50 PM
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Xtreme are fine as far as plated goes. For outdoor shooting, I don't think plated are worth the extra cost compared to cast in the 45 Auto. - Phil
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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seems a bit pricey at $135 pre 1000 for their 230gr.

Try precision Delta, they have full FMJ's for $114 per 1000 shipped for 230gr.

I was told their current leat time is 4 to 6 weeks. If your not in a hurry give them a call.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:43 PM
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I've been using Berrys cast plated bullets of late - and they are above average quality for plated bullets from my experiance. And for a $50 or higher order postage is free conus.
Look up Berrys Mfg , St Georges IA and you will find their website and you can peruse their selection , prices and even order direct. I have found they tend to have in stock what I need when nobody else does.

Looking at the price list I got last week from Berrys they list their plated cast 230 gn 45 FMJ's for $134.88 shipped - in stock.
9mm 115 plated FMJ at 80.88 per K , 124 gn at 82.56 per K.

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Old 03-15-2010, 04:50 PM
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At your suggestion, I just ordered some. They showed in stock. Thanks, I will report when I get them.



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seems a bit pricey at $135 pre 1000 for their 230gr.

Try precision Delta, they have full FMJ's for $114 per 1000 shipped for 230gr.

I was told their current leat time is 4 to 6 weeks. If your not in a hurry give them a call.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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I have bought 9,000 Xtremes in 9, 38, and 45....I reckon I like 'em purdy good.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:13 PM
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I live in a small town in S.W. GA. The new ammo company will be located in Blakely, GA, about 20 miles from my home. I'm going to see the friend who's the production manager either tomorrow or Tuesday and help with some of the R&D

Hmmm...very interesting Walter. Thanks.
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