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Old January 17, 2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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Semi-Jacketed Hollow Points

Does anyone know of a current source for the old style semi-jacketed hollow point handgun bullets?
Something like these, or at least with a lot of exposed lead. Looking for 45 cal.

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Old January 17, 2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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Remington makes some of them.

They are very good hunting bullets...although, I am not sure of your intended use.
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Old January 17, 2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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Not sure why you're calling them "semi-jacketed" or "old style". They look just like the current Remington JHP pistol bullets I just bought for my .357. Remington just calls the jacketed hollow points. The only "semi-jacketed old style" bullets that come to mind are the old Speer half jacketed bullets that are no longer made.
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Old January 17, 2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/16...d-hollow-point

Remington Bullets 38 Caliber (357 Diameter) 158 Grain Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point


Didn't see them in .45 caliber, though.
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Old January 17, 2018, 02:48 PM   #5
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Nosler makes them for .357 mag/38 Special, not sure about .45.
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Old January 17, 2018, 02:57 PM   #6
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Sierra makes a .451"/240 JHP with exposed lead tip.
https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...ster-100-count
Maybe not a true semi-jacketed bullet, but maybe it will work.
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Old January 17, 2018, 03:22 PM   #7
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I thought the ones I found the picture of were Remingtons, but haven't found any for sale in .45 caliber. I was looking for something that would expand at moderate velocity (850-1,000 fps). Looks like the only thing available is the Sierra JHC 240s.
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Old January 17, 2018, 03:28 PM   #8
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Obviously, I was wrong about Remington making them in .45...just seemed like I had seen them in the past.

My hunting bullet comment was based on our use of them in .44mag.
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Old January 17, 2018, 04:01 PM   #9
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No$ler(on sale at Graf's for $56.99 per 250), Speer and Sierra make 'em at .451". Mostly for .45 Colt though. Heavier than 230 grains. Might give you OAL issues in an ACP.
The HP part is kind of daft. A semi-jacketed bullet will expand dramatically with or without the HP part.
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Old January 17, 2018, 04:58 PM   #10
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If you can live without the crenelations on the jacket, Zero bullet makes a similar bullet in .357, (http://www.rozedist.com) but I am not familiar with one like it in 45.
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Old January 17, 2018, 06:43 PM   #11
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Would the bullets be for use in 45ACP or 45 Colt, the revolver cartridge?
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Old January 18, 2018, 12:31 AM   #12
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45 Colt revolvers.
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Old January 18, 2018, 06:04 AM   #13
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It was a sad day when Speer gave up their JSWCHP. I used that in my M29 for many deer .225 grain only recovered one bullet , all were one shot kills !!
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Old January 18, 2018, 10:16 AM   #14
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You could probably load the Speer Gold Dot at moderate velocity and get good expansion without it blowing up, assuming .451" would be accurate in your .45 Colt. Personally, my favorite is the Remington soft point, I load them in .41, never been a big HP fan except in defensive ammos.
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Old January 18, 2018, 12:39 PM   #15
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Have you looked at Speer 45 JHP product number 4481 ?
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Old January 18, 2018, 12:54 PM   #16
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Note to self: look up crenelation.
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Old January 18, 2018, 05:09 PM   #17
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It was a sad day when Speer gave up their JSWCHP. I used that in my M29 for many deer .225 grain only recovered one bullet , all were one shot kills !!
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Old January 19, 2018, 11:22 PM   #18
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It was a sad day when Speer gave up their JSWCHP.
Boy you got that right!! I'm still sulking and haven't gotten over it. I really really miss their 146gn units for 357 Mag. What a wonderful bullet.
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Old January 20, 2018, 09:56 AM   #19
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I thought the ones I found the picture of were Remingtons, but haven't found any for sale in .45 caliber. I was looking for something that would expand at moderate velocity (850-1,000 fps). Looks like the only thing available is the Sierra JHC 240s.
According to Hornady, their 250 and 300 gr standard XTPs in .45 cal are designed to expand @ 800fps and up. Very accurate bullets, and very easy to find.
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Old January 21, 2018, 10:33 AM   #20
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I ended up ordering the Speer 260 gr JHPs. The consensus is that they open nicely at standard 45 Colt velocities, which is what I was looking for. Gonna work up some loads for a 1980 vintage 25-5. Thanks for all the input.
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