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    coated .45 ACP?

    reloading 45 acp for my 1911. i'm looking at replenishing my bullet supply and thinking of trying some coated 200gr flat points.
    Anyone have any experiences they can share? Suggestions on vendors and prices?
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    I really like the coated bullets. I've bought many different ones from Missouri Bullet with the Hi-Tek coating. I've put a 200 gr. flat nose through that is very accurate, it's probably used more in 45 LC but it works good in a 45acp too. I've also bought a 200 gr. round nose coated bullet that works good too.

    If you don't care for the normal smoke cloud that occurs with uncoated lead bullets because of the lube they use, this is a great alternative for that as well.
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    I'm with TTGuy on the lead bullets with the smoky lube, I sold off the ones that I bought and the few hundred loaded rounds are waiting for an outdoors range. I have been sole sourcing plated units in all calibers from Everglades, Xtreme, Berry's etc and just placed an order with Brazos in 45 ACP and 9mm. Shipping was incredibly fast (they are enroute now) and the prices will greatly reduce my cost per round.
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    SNS Casting has some great .45 ACP coated bullets that I've been loading for several years. MBC is also great, and for that matter, Gallant has a large selection. They all work great and the accuracy is really good. If you already have a pet load for your standard bullets, you'll need to rework the load (and make sure you bell the case mouth a bit before seating as the coating will scrape off if you don't!) and probably seating depth a wee bit but it saves a bunch of $$.
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    I don't use 200 grain but use thousands of 230 grain coated bullets from the Standard Bullet Co. in Wild Bunch shooting. A light charge of Trail Boss and they run perfectly never a problem.

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    I’m another coated bullet fan. Mine come from Missouri Bullet Company too. I like heavy bullets, so I shoot 230 gr. Hy-Tec coated in my 45acps. I’ve used tons of lead before, but I doubt I’ll ever buy anything again that isn’t coated. The things are slick to handle, but that’s a good thing. No mess, and they shoot great.
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    Acme bullets. Make nice coated bullets. Free shipping too

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    I to shoot coated bullets, Brazos will cost you .08 per rd. shipped for 200 gr. .45 acp. I got tired of the cleaning lube in my dies and all the air bourn lead and smoke while shooting indoors. Coated are just as accurate as lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaner View Post
    Acme bullets. Make nice coated bullets. Free shipping too

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    I coat my own and the 200 lswc is my favorite .45ACP load. the 230 lrn comes in second.

 

 
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