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Those of you that reload 9mm, where do you buy bullets from and what brand has proved to be the most accurate in size?? I am reloading 1000s for 3 gun competition.
 

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I stopped using FMJ, except for certain occasions (ie they are on sale cheap) switched to berry's a lot cheaper and as accurate.Montana gold has a huge following.
 

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Thanks evild, I was looking at berrys they are pretty cheap but after talking to some elders at the LGS they said they have had issues with diameter consistency. I might get a few and check them out.
 

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Thanks evild, I was looking at berrys they are pretty cheap but after talking to some elders at the LGS they said they have had issues with diameter consistency. I might get a few and check them out.
Ask them if they are going by what they heard or if they have actually tried them, I measure a few out of every box i get and they are fine.
 

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I just started reloading myself, got all my gear in and I'm reading through the manual now. Ordering the last few tools I need on Monday, puller and caliper (using my dads right now). Forgot which bullets we ordered. Right now I'm just getting into it but I think hand loads for comps are where I'm going.
 

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Per a survey done of IDPA shooters during 2011 the most often used bullet by IDPA competitors is Montana Gold http://www.montanagoldbullet.com/

Another favorite among reloaders is Precision Delta http://www.precisiondelta.com/

Berry's Plated Pistols bullets are also highly used but I personally can't understand why. They are copper plated lead bullets. They became popular because they were a lot cheaper that jacketed bullet but thier prices now are only a little cheaper than jacketed bullets. To me it makes sense to spend just a little more and get jacketed bullets. http://www.berrysmfg.com/products-c58-Berrys_Preferred_Plated_Pistol_Bullets.aspx

Lead bullets are not used in auto loaders by too many people but those that do shoot lead do so strictly for the cost savings. The downside to lead is that you will get lead fouling in your barrel. Glock does not recommend lead bullets but some people pay no attention to the factory recommendation shoot lead out of Glocks anyway.

I personally get my bullets from First Class Bullets and Brass. They carry both Montana Gold and Precision Delta. http://www.firstclassbulletsandbrass.com/
 

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Per a survey done of IDPA shooters during 2011 the most often used bullet by IDPA competitors is Montana Gold http://www.montanagoldbullet.com/

Another favorite among reloaders is Precision Delta http://www.precisiondelta.com/

Berry's Plated Pistols bullets are also highly used but I personally can't understand why. They are copper plated lead bullets. They became popular because they were a lot cheaper that jacketed bullet but thier prices now are only a little cheaper than jacketed bullets. To me it makes sense to spend just a little more and get jacketed bullets. http://www.berrysmfg.com/products-c58-Berrys_Preferred_Plated_Pistol_Bullets.aspx

Lead bullets are not used in auto loaders by too many people but those that do shoot lead do so strictly for the cost savings. The downside to lead is that you will get lead fouling in your barrel. Glock does not recommend lead bullets but some people pay no attention to the factory recommendation shoot lead out of Glocks anyway.

I personally get my bullets from First Class Bullets and Brass. They carry both Montana Gold and Precision Delta. http://www.firstclassbulletsandbrass.com/
Plated over jacketed for two reason, for me any way, $80/1000 vs $1000, if you only shoot 1000 rounds a years thats fine, but if you shoot 5000, its like your getting a 1000 free. the other reason is the indoor i shoot in the inter months with my leage (october-April/may) doesn't allow fmj bullets but plated are ok. so its either not shoot much or shoot plated. I shoot lead on occasion, buy havn't found a lube I like yet. my 45 it 90% lead, i can cast 1000 bullets for $30-$35 IF I have to buy lead. About $20 for 9mm's
 

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Plated over jacketed for two reason, for me any way, $80/1000 vs $1000, if you only shoot 1000 rounds a years thats fine, but if you shoot 5000, its like your getting a 1000 free. the other reason is the indoor i shoot in the inter months with my leage (october-April/may) doesn't allow fmj bullets but plated are ok. so its either not shoot much or shoot plated. I shoot lead on occasion, buy havn't found a lube I like yet. my 45 it 90% lead, i can cast 1000 bullets for $30-$35 IF I have to buy lead. About $20 for 9mm's
From Berry's website (plated bullets): 9mm 115gr RN = $82.78 per 1,000

From Precision Delta website (Jacketed - not plated) 9mm 115gr FMJ RN = $82.00 per 1,000

FMJ Precision Deltas are $0.78 per 1000 cheaper. Plated Berry's ARE NOT CHEAPER!!
 

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From Berry's website (plated bullets): 9mm 115gr RN = $82.78 per 1,000

From Precision Delta website (Jacketed - not plated) 9mm 115gr FMJ RN = $82.00 per 1,000

FMJ Precision Deltas are $0.78 per 1000 cheaper. Plated Berry's ARE NOT CHEAPER!!
I don't buy direct form Berrys, I never pay more than $80 shipped and I've never seen PD have their product in stock, (not what i want anyway) places that have them in stock charge more and add shipping.
 
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