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Old 05-25-2020, 09:52 AM
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Acme Bullets for 45 ACP

I was looking for a new supplier of reloading components and came across The Acme Bullet Company, their prices were very good at about $11.00 for 100 rounds of lead bullets so I ordered two sets of 100 round boxes of bullets for my 45 ACP, 200 Grains LSWC NLG and 230 Grain RN NLG. These bullets do not use your typical lube ring around the base of the bullet, but instead the whole bullet is coated in a red lube type coating that is bonded to the bullet. They also ship in a real wood box neat.

I used 5 grains of Clean Shot Powder and once fired PPU cases with CCI Large Pistol Primer loaded on a Lee single stage press. These bullets loaded without an issue, So I headed to my home range to Chrono graph and accuracy test the new reloads. I have to say I was quite surprised and it looks as I may only have to do a little more range testing and I think I have found my new load for 45 ACP.

Has anyone else used these bullets if so what are your thoughts?

Here is a video link to my youtube channel with complete testing results id you would like to check it out.

https://youtu.be/S7KPQ4EzBaw

You can find acme bullets at www.acmebullets.com
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:51 AM
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Been using Acme bullets for years great company and great prices. Enjoyed your video.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:24 AM
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I purchase bullets to check out a specific design before I buy a mold, but I often buy some for my stock from Acme. Coating is even and well applied. Shipping is normally quick, quality is very good. I often measure many commercial cast bullets I purchase, checking consistency, but don't need to measure more than a small sampling of Acme bullets and I like the wooden boxes...
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:38 AM
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I bought some of their coated bullets for my .45-70 and they work great. I was going to order some for reloading in auto-rim cases for my 1917 Colt, but I wanted .454 diameter to match the throats for better accuracy and i did not find any. I also use the "Hi-Tek" coated bullets from Missouri Bullet Company, and find they work just fine, too. Another plus is they do not produce as much smoke as lubed lead bullets and make for easier clean up.

Acme's wooden boxes are cool, though.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:23 PM
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Acme's wooden boxes are cool, though.
Should I be ashamed to say the wooden boxes are the reason Iím planning on ordering my next case of bullets from Acme?

A wooden crate from Acme and a Wile E. Coyote figurine would be perfect for the reloading room.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:38 AM
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A wooden crate from Acme and a Wile E. Coyote figurine would be perfect for the reloading room.
Ha! That would be great! (I have the crate, but not the figure)

ETA: Found a Wile E. Coyote w/ a gun! Perfect for the Acme box!
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:20 PM
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just for you, Pariah Zero

I'll have to find them a shelf to reside on and maybe the bigger Acme box, once it's emptied.
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:30 PM
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I'll have to find them a shelf to reside on and maybe the bigger Acme box, once it's emptied.
Yesterday I saw on the news that Warner Brothers are taking Elmer Fudd's gun away...so how is he going to hunt those waskley wabbits?

I see the title of this thread and my first impulse was to ask if the Acme Bullets are coyote approved but I've been beaten severely to the punch on that with photos included...

Heck, now I've got to order a few thousand!
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:31 AM
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I have, if interested, 42 boxes of 500 of the following: Valiant LSWC, .452-200gr-$30.00 box of 500-(can ship 1500 for $15.05 flat rate) - References from this forum if needed. Just don't have time to reload. And I've shot thousands of these over the years.

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Old 06-10-2020, 07:57 AM
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Acme and bayou are my go to guys. Acmes coating always seems thick and even. Acme also has .500 bullets, 330gr and 400gr I use for my sw500.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:37 AM
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I have used a fair amount of Acme's coated bullets. Always been happy with them.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:52 AM
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The only thing I’ve bought from them so far are bare lead 125gr .38 bullets for plinking. For my competition guns, 9mm and .45, I’ve only used plated and jacketed but I did once try 50 coated bullets from Missouri bullet Co. for 9mm at steel challenge. I got more than a few FTF’s. Maybe I loaded them wrong somehow but it put me off of anything coated for semi guns.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:42 AM
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I did once try 50 coated bullets from Missouri bullet Co. for 9mm at steel challenge. I got more than a few FTFís. Maybe I loaded them wrong somehow but it put me off of anything coated for semi guns.
That would be like saying a got some ftf with a Win JHP once so I no longer use any plated or jacketed ammo.

Not all coated lead is the same...

My experience with missouri was not great either but has been fantastic with Precision bullets, Blue Bullets and Bayou. (to the tune of about 15k and counting) And folks here typically rave about Gallant as well.
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:53 PM
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Bullet profile matters a lot for 9mm.

I've had FTF problems with flat nose, truncated cones, and 125 grain 38s(!) in a couple of guns.

Not my Range Officer, of course.

Stick with the original bullet shape and it won't matter what it's made of.

I just ordered some Acme 230s - because I don't have a mold for 45acp yet.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:19 PM
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Bullet profile matters a lot for 9mm.

I've had FTF problems with flat nose, truncated cones, and 125 grain 38s(!) in a couple of guns.

Not my Range Officer, of course.

Stick with the original bullet shape and it won't matter what it's made of.

I just ordered some Acme 230s - because I don't have a mold for 45acp yet.
The real question is do you have a Star sizer yet...trust me on that!
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:02 AM
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And folks here typically rave about Gallant as well.
Thatís good to know. I just looked them up and apparently Gallant is between my office and home.

Maybe I wonít cripple a postal worker after all...
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:43 PM
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The real question is do you have a Star sizer yet...trust me on that!



No.

But I have a LEE .452 sizing die.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:49 PM
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I was looking for a new supplier of reloading components and came across The Acme Bullet Company, their prices were very good at about $11.00 for 100 rounds of lead bullets so I ordered two sets of 100 round boxes of bullets for my 45 ACP, 200 Grains LSWC NLG and 230 Grain RN NLG. These bullets do not use your typical lube ring around the base of the bullet, but instead the whole bullet is coated in a red lube type coating that is bonded to the bullet. They also ship in a real wood box neat.

I used 5 grains of Clean Shot Powder and once fired PPU cases with CCI Large Pistol Primer loaded on a Lee single stage press. These bullets loaded without an issue, So I headed to my home range to Chrono graph and accuracy test the new reloads. I have to say I was quite surprised and it looks as I may only have to do a little more range testing and I think I have found my new load for 45 ACP.

Has anyone else used these bullets if so what are your thoughts?

Here is a video link to my youtube channel with complete testing results id you would like to check it out.

https://youtu.be/S7KPQ4EzBaw

You can find acme bullets at www.acmebullets.com





Enjoyed the video.

Cool boxes....I've picked up some for my .44 & .38 wheelguns. I've got pile of coated 200gr lswc & 230gr lrn.....mostly from Blue Bullets, DG Bullets, Brazos & Everglades.


On a range trip last month I picked up 5lbs Clean Shot & other goodies. I couldn't find .223 dies anywhere online....carbide or otherwise. COVID related demand spike and low supply, I suppose. Lucked out...my range had them in stock...not carbide....but I wasn't in a position to be picky. Price was great, too.







Never have used Clean Shot before, but the RSO's there were mighty fond of it. Figured I'd give it a try. Not finding much loaded data for lead, though.

I'm still looking for some good load data. Hoping to get dialed in with it as it is currently a powder I can get my hands on and the RSO's each raved about how well it metered for them on their Dillon measures.

Sure would be nice to find good loads for .38spcl and 9mm, too.
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:11 PM
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https://summersenterprisesllc.com/pr...ory/hi-tek-45/
https://summersenterprisesllc.com/pr.../hi-tek-9mm-2/

Dont know why I posted 9mm, but I have used these bullets exclusively, with great results

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Old 07-08-2020, 06:12 PM
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I just got my first order of Acme bullets (these are .38s) and they were chipped and nicked up. The wood box wasn't damaged in shipping so I'm guessing it wasn't due to rough handling.

I sent pics to Acme and they are sending a replacement box, no questions, no hassles, no charge! That's excellent customer service, imho.

I loaded up some of the chipped bullets and I'll try them out tomorrow. I expect to get some leading, but we'll see. Hopefully the new box will be fine.


you can see a lot of chips/flakes on my palm


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Old 07-08-2020, 08:55 PM
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That's odd... my last Acme order arrived with a destroyed wooden box (inside the shipping box) but no flaked/chipped up projectiles.
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:34 AM
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That's odd... my last Acme order arrived with a destroyed wooden box (inside the shipping box) but no flaked/chipped up projectiles.
I think my mailman is getting fed up with my abnormal heavy-for-size packages that keep showing up.

Iím expecting any day to open the front door and find a busted bag-o-bullets scattered all over the porch.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:16 AM
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Iím expecting any day to open the front door and find a busted bag-o-bullets scattered all over the porch.
I used to think so too, but we take as good care of the mailman and UPS man at Christmas as we do our son! (and have had the same two guys for over 10 years!)

I get UPS packages before 10am (usually reserved for next day air priority deliveries) anytime the sender is brownells, powder valley, sinclair, Acme, Blue, Precision bullets or similar... and he says the same thing everytime- " I know you are waiting on this one so I wanted to get it off the truck early!" I consider him family!
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:43 AM
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Enjoy your "lipstick" bullets. They are my go to in 9mm and 45.
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