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Berry's Bullets

Postby ET-Ret » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:08 pm

Does any one have any comments on using Berry's copper plated bullets in 9mm. I tried some from South Africa
that Cabalas sold but since have discontinued. Think they were FMC . I load 3 or 4 different pistols but no Glocks
I have loaded some in 38sp that are .355 just to plink with and no problems. They say to use cast bullet load data.

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Postby flechero » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:18 am

I don't load Berry's for reasons I'll explain in a minute, but they generally get very good reviews. (they are more expensive than competitors plated bullets if you more than a few hundred) Since you already loaded plated in the past, you likely know their limitations in terms of velocity & jacket softness... so as long as you bell/flare and crimp properly you should be fine with any plated bullet. Note that Berry's are recommended to stay below 1250 fps, and use lead data... while others are good to 1400/1500 fps and can use all lead data and up to mid range jacketed data.

Let me throw another wrench in here... Precision Delta. If you buy 2000 at a time, you get free freight and a great FMJ bullet for less than Berry's plated. (about $30 cheaper than you can buy Berry's for)

I have loaded thousands of plated bullets from RMR Bullets and Xtreme Bullets. (both excellent) I initially avoided Berry's because it was considered a more delicate bullet to load and was not available in bulk or at discounted pricing. The two I mentioned have a much thicker plating and are both very well regarded for accuracy, and for durability in the press. Also available in bulk with discounted pricing. (with additional sales and shipping deals at almost all holidays)

Not trying to steer you away from Berry's but want to point out that there are other (many will say better) options to be had at that offer same to better accuracy at better prices.

If you need a qty of 500 or less- then disregard everything I wrote! :lol:

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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby Beiruty » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:17 pm

I got 1500 of Berry's HP bullets on sale at Cabela's if seated improperly the bullet would get damaged while seated. Also, the first 500 rds were short and now I am going through the pain of pulling out the bullets and reseat them to 1.175"

The round nose bullets are as good as Extreme. My cost of 9mm Plated is hoovering around $65 to $75 per thousands on sale at Cabela's (20% off).

It might be a good idea to try some FMJ from Delta Precision
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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby mr surveyor » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm

Several years ago I loaded a few Berry's 9mm, but got totally hooked on loading nothing but revolver rounds for a long time. When I got back to loading the bottom feeders (9mm and .45 acp) I ended up buying XTreme plated bullets in volume. In only a thousand or so, I don't recall any problems and they seem to preform well.

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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby ghostrider » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm

I've used them in the past, but I prefer hard cast, preferably 'coated' rather than lubed. There are a lot of options. In some cases I will order 'raw' bullets and powercoat and size them myself. ... &keywords= ... ed-1000ct/

I just ordered some from Precision Bullets here in Texas:
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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby flechero » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:01 am

ghostrider wrote:
I just ordered some from Precision Bullets here in Texas:

Great stuff there!!

I skipped coated since it wasn't the original question but Precision Bullets coated are my favorite and certainly the most consistent of any I have purchased.... I buy the 200 gr RNF (.45) in the 2250 qty boxes!

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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby tk1700 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 am

I've shot thousands of Berrys in 9mm, 124 gr. I've never had a problem with them in 3 pistols and a Sub 2000. I've started using RMR recently mainly because of price. RMR has FMJ cheaper than the Berry plated.

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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby Defndr90 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:41 am

I use Berry's 9mm round nose when Cabalas has them on sale. Every now and then they are 25% off. I am not really a super experienced reloader and I have never had any problems with them. I use them at the farm just to have fun shooting at cans and such. Seem to be plenty accurate for that.

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Re: Berry's Bullets

Postby gthaustex » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 am

I have put thousands of rounds of their RN 115 grn 9mm bullets downrange with no problems at all. Shot out of Glock 17 as well as M&P variations.

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