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Old 02-19-2013, 02:13 PM
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Nosler Custom Competition 185 JHP




Are these good bullets? I have read good things but you know what they say about what you read. Favorite loadings, 45 ACP?

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:14 PM
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I used them to shoot a .63" group at 25 yards with my Ransom rest. Load was 5.4gr of Titegroup. They are very nice, very accurate bullets. I just bought 1000 more. I want to see if I can get it under .5". Bet I can!

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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you must be shooting off hand lol
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:11 PM
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they are very consistent
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:29 AM
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Nosler Custom Competition 185 JHP

As good as you can get for accuracy, but the Zero 185JHP is its equal. Start with 4.3 VV N310, or 4.5 Bullseye.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:11 AM
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nosler

THey are very nice bullets but are very expensive compared to delta
or even berrys.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the input fellas. I am going to go ahead and try them. Have a chance to get a 2000 from a guy at a good price, relatively speaking, that has quit shooting which is the main reason I asked.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:01 AM
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Nosler 185 load

Just decided to switch my range load using the Nosler 185 that I previously loaded to +P. Got all kinds of C.O.L. from different manuals. I found the 1.275 listed in many to just be plain wrong, wouldn't fit in the mag. After checking several of my .45 barrels for fit I decided on the same COL that I found on the Corbon +P with the same bullet. Seemed to be a good average for a Colt officers and Para P12 and P14 at 1.203". The nose of these bullets is not quite as rounded as some and I've found that the pistols need to be properly tuned to be reliable with them. Maybe it's the COL. Their accuracy is outstanding, used them for many years. Took all three pistols to the range today, they are set up for +P with stronger mag, recoil and hammer springs as well as flat firing pin stop. Was expecting this load with 8.6 gr of HS-6 to not cycle the action reliably since it's not a +P load. All three pistols were extremely accurate, a pleasure to shoot (ask my 12 year old son), clean with low flash and totally reliable with over 150 rounds tried as my sample. Not conclusive of course but all three cycled so smoothly I have high hopes for the remainder of the 1000 box!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:48 AM
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Grafs.com has the Nosler Custom Competition 185gr bullets in stock as of yesterday. Powder Valley just received 5000 pounds of Nosler bullets too, and they list 185gr .45 bullets but don't say they are the Custom Competition ones. Maybe they are, but I would ask before buying since Nosler also makes a very similar less expensive bullet.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:45 PM
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I have shot and reloaded a lot of Nosler 185s using 4.3 grains of Vihtavuori N310. I have switched to Missouri Bullet Company 200 grain RNFP's. I can get 2000 of them delivered for a few bucks more than 1000 Nosler's. I have also switched to VV N340 so I that I can have one powder for 9mm, 357 Sig, 40SW and 45. The accuracy is almost as good and I have dramatically brought my cost down.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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As good as you can get for accuracy, but the Zero 185JHP is its equal. Start with 4.3 VV N310, or 4.5 Bullseye.
From extensive reading online and direct comparison, I am convinced the bullets from zero/roze are the exact same bullet as the nosler 185's
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