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Old April 13, 2009, 09:50 PM   #26
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I've loaded their 9mm 124 grainers in front of 4.5 grains of Bullseye with good luck.

I have made and received another order since my last post -- fulfillment took quite a bit longer this time. Berry's is feeling the same heat that everyone is feeling, I guess.

Has anyone used Berry's huge .500 bullet? It's the only one they make with a cannelure... I'm wondering how well a huge, heavy plated bullet does in a .500 Mag.

Anyone used them?
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Old April 13, 2009, 10:17 PM   #27
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Berrys Bullet

How was the recoil with Bullseye. Was it a little snappy. Just curious of using Bullseye, Blue dot or Unique. Thanks for the info.
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Old April 14, 2009, 12:33 AM   #28
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Berry's Bullets

Loaded several thousand with no issues. Load as lead not Jacketed. Clean and consistent. Still have a couple of thousand in .40 and 45acp.
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Old April 14, 2009, 08:47 PM   #29
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I've had nothing but success with Berry's Bullets.

I've used the 115gr and 124gr weights in RN and FP for 9mm and I've used the 155gr in FP, RN, RS and the 165gr FP in 40/10mm and I haven't had any trouble with them at all.

I have particularly great success with the 124gr FP and Win 231...I can't recall the charge weight (somewhere around 4.1-4.3gr), but it's a soft-shooting, dead nuts accurate load for me.

I think that Berry's low price, great service, and free shipping for orders $50+ (which is just about any bullet order of 500+ bullets) is hard to be beat.
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Old February 2, 2012, 07:46 PM   #30
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Good things

I've heard nothing but good things about Berry's so far. I'm trying out their S&W .40 HB (hollow base) rounds. Someone told me that the hollow base actually takes a bunch of the recoil out of the shooting, so I'm going to test that out. I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
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Old February 2, 2012, 07:59 PM   #31
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I have used their bullets and as long as you don't push em at a Magnum Velocity they are great.
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Old February 3, 2012, 12:02 AM   #32
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I've loaded for several of Berry's 9mm bullets and like them. The FP and HP bullets have to be loaded fairly short in a tight chambered pistol, but shoot fine.

My favorite Berry's 9mm is the 124 HBRN TP bullet. It is "Thick Plated" and designed for use in 38 Super. It is separately rated up to 1450'/sec, and is a very good 9mm bullet. It can be loaded as long as your mag will allow. It's also a little more expensive, but worth it. JMO
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Old February 3, 2012, 12:23 AM   #33
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Wow, XDMTexan, you really know how to dig up an an old thread! Yes, the HB bullets function like heavier RN bullets with less recoil. Folks @ Berry's make a good bullet, at least one employee hangs out (and actually posts!) here, good guy. Precision Delta is an excellent company to deal with but have only shot their swaged and cast bullets and loaded ammo. Lots and lots of each! Their products are excellent, they do things right in Rulevillle, MS. They also make their own brass, as good as WW or better. Story I get is they use the same machine WW uses, they even make brass for WW now and then.
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Old February 3, 2012, 09:40 AM   #34
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Berry's service and product is great. I use thier bullets and ammo boxes all the time.
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Old February 3, 2012, 05:46 PM   #35
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I've had good luck with their bullets and I would recommend the hollow back bullets but the others work just fine too. I have used HP-38, Titegroup, Accurate #5 and all with good results. Oh yea, I load the 9mm and the S&W 40.
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Old February 3, 2012, 05:54 PM   #36
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I've used their 9mm,38-357,and .45 with no gripes or complaints.
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Old February 3, 2012, 11:32 PM   #37
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My shooting buddy picked up some Berrys 158 gr 38/357 bullets at the gun show and brought them over to reload. They didn't have a cannalure. It said 38/357 on the sticker, and no crimp groove.

I'm not used to Berrys because I cast my own, but I think I have it figured out. They didn't put a crimp groove on the bullet because it would ruin the nice finish of the bullet?

I'd like to hear from some Berrys users that use Berrys 38 bullets. How do you deal with the no crimp groove?

I didn't load them because I was scared I'd tie up my cylinder.
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Old February 4, 2012, 12:26 AM   #38
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I started with Berry's, and used a couple thousand of them.

Now I use Hornady's, for the increased accuracy. I had trouble with Berry's where accuracy was concerned, and I had trouble with keyholing.
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Old February 4, 2012, 12:28 AM   #39
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There's no crimp groove because the process that produces a crimp groove (cannelure) on a bullet would cut the razor thin plating that is on these bullets.

They don't need a cannelure. As far as I can tell, a cannelure offers three things in revolver bullets:

1) Keeps a bullet in another chamber from jumping under heavy recoil
2) Keeps a bullet in it's case while a heavy charge builds in a magnum load
3) Helps make it REALLY easy to set and replicate a particular COAL without actually measuring with a caliper

Berry's bullets are NOT meant to be loaded to any magnum level. They don't tend to jump "crimp" because they aren't loaded hot. They don't need a stiff crimp for an even burn... because they aren't loaded hot.

Not having a cannelure does mean that you don't have an easy visual to give you COAL, you must measure it.

I shoot Berry's 158's through a Ruger LCR and my loads are right about +P level, run by Power Pistol. These aren't light loads, but they are .38 Special, so they aren't magnum and they aren't approaching 1,200 FPS.

They don't jump crimp, they run very well.

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Old February 4, 2012, 01:06 PM   #40
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I have not had a single one the bullets I load in my .41 Mag Black Hawk back out, and tie up the clylinder. I have loaded them with full house H-110, AA#9, and 2400 loads. They shoot to POA every time. I would use them hunting in a pinch if they were all I had.

I have loaded thousands of them in 9mm with the 124 grain HP to jacketed load levels with zero problems in several 9mm handguns, and 2 carbines. They shoot just fine.

For .38 Spcl thier 148 grain HBWC will shoot well though I would advise against using powder puff lead data. I had 3 squibs using Trail Boss with them. I switched to Bull's Eye and they will drive tacks, and shoot far better than I am capable of milking them for.
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Old February 4, 2012, 01:16 PM   #41
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I've never had a problem with the 38 spl's that I have loaded. They work great and I have never had a bullet "set back".
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Old February 4, 2012, 03:00 PM   #42
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Been using Berry's 9mm and 7.62x39mm bullets for some time - good stuff. the 125 grain 7.62x39mm bullet is very accurate in my CZ 527M.



The 125 grain PHP bullet is a challenging load due to the far forward placed sharp shoulder, but it works fine at short COAls for me and my CZ pistols.

Working on a new Berry's bullet, the not yet cataloged 115 grain HBRN-TP!
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Old February 4, 2012, 06:07 PM   #43
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I ordered berrys 9mm 124 fp. What powder you using and how many gr of powder you using. Anyone using Unique.
I've used Berrys for years. My range is between 5.2 - 5.5 with Unique.
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Old February 4, 2012, 06:16 PM   #44
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I have found Berry's to be as good or better than Rainer. I can run them thru my Glocks with no problems and accuracy is as good as me.
I buy them at Cabela's retail store here, the selection is pretty good.
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Old February 5, 2012, 11:05 AM   #45
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I've loaded roughly 5000 of the 124 gr rn that you ask about. Love them. The are very accurate out of my xd9. Great customer service too.
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Old February 5, 2012, 01:25 PM   #46
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Good timing on this.
I was looking for 9mm Mak bullets...
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Old February 6, 2012, 04:12 PM   #47
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Just started using these,




Good beginning results.



I hate fliers...
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Old February 6, 2012, 09:16 PM   #48
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I would check out Powerbond Bullets. They're cheaper and have a pretty thick coating on them (I've heard more than Barry's). I order on Saturday nights and always get them on Wednesday, with free shipping. I'm hesitant to try anything else; because if it ain't broke, why fix it?
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Old February 8, 2012, 10:00 PM   #49
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Thats good to hear about the berrys. I'll go ahead and load them if he still has them.
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Old February 8, 2012, 10:19 PM   #50
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Are you sure that is a flier and not just inconsistant QC on Berry's part.


Nice shooting by the way.
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