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Old 08-12-2020, 04:14 PM
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Thinking about loading up some Barnes copper bullets.

To run out of an M-1 Garand. Thinking maybe 150s or 165s. Anyone ever do this? Curious if anyone has had any experience with doing so.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:39 PM
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I have only used them in 300 H&H, 416 Rigby and 470 Nitro.

Really good choice for killing things.

They would not be my first choice for punching paper.

However the 112gn Matchburner is an excellent bullet in 243. I think they have a medium weight 30 caliber bullet.
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Old 08-13-2020, 03:02 AM
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We've run Barnes solids in out 460 S&W revolvers and will try some of their high BC 458 solids as well in our No.1 rifle
Some experienced shooters like this company's solids.
The link takes you to the rifle bullet section.
Buy a small lathe or use a small mill as a vertical lathe with the tool holder braced properly.

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/shop/.../rifle-bullets
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Old 08-13-2020, 12:11 PM
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My thoughts exactly.

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Really good choice for killing things.

However the 112gn Matchburner is an excellent bullet in 243. I think they have a medium weight 30 caliber bullet.
On killing things. Used some seventy grain TTSXs on a hog hunt in Texas last year in a heavy .224 AR rig. Putting them down like a thirty caliber round.

I have never seen a 112 gn Matchburner on the shelf anywhere. Currently playing with some 85 grain TSXs in 243 though in my M-24 clone. Not quite there yet but they are showing promise
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Old 08-13-2020, 12:17 PM
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I like my Ruger #1 rifle also.

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We've run Barnes solids in out 460 S&W revolvers and will try some of their high BC 458 solids as well in our No.1 rifle
Some experienced shooters like this company's solids.
The link takes you to the rifle bullet section.
Buy a small lathe or use a small mill as a vertical lathe with the tool holder braced properly.

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/shop/.../rifle-bullets
But it is only a small bore, still looking for a big bore. AS for those bullets, a little pricey but wow talk about options. I have been looking for something new to play with. Maybe we will have to splurge on some of those puppies. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:27 PM
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There are 14 pages of bullets.
Scroll a bit on page 4 in this link.
$$$$$
https://cuttingedgebullets.com/shop/...le-bullets?p=4
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:16 AM
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I wouldn't use them in my Garand for a couple reasons - first is cost. Second is that I see them primarily for hunting. Third is that in my experience, Barnes bullets like to go fast for best accuracy and the Garand requires moderate loads.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:31 PM
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This is a good observation.

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I wouldn't use them in my Garand for a couple reasons - first is cost. Second is that I see them primarily for hunting. Third is that in my experience, Barnes bullets like to go fast for best accuracy and the Garand requires moderate loads.
I am starting to rethink this. Mostly just looking for something to do while staying low.
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