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Old August 13, 2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Montana Gold Bullets--.357 mag

My previous question regarding powder selection for a low pressure .357 mag load for my Marlin 1894C led me to select 2400. I will use a 13 g charge, standard primers, mostly Winchester brass. I have a supply of 158 gr xtp bullets and want to switch to something a bit less expensive. My rifle has a micro groove barrel. I have no desire to use lead bullets.

I was wondering if any memebers here have tried Montan Gold bullets. They are jacketd--not plated and seem like they might be what I am looking for.
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Old August 13, 2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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I've never used them. But the people I know who use them say nothing but good things about the Montana Gold bullets. I'm thinking I need to give them a try myself.
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Old August 13, 2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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Never tried 'em in .357 diameter - - -

- - -But I've been very pleased with Montana Gold 230 FMJ in .45 ACP. I have shooting buddies who also use 'em in 9mm and .40 S&W. Theirs are also FMJ. I've heard nothing about the performance of their hollow points.

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Old August 14, 2005, 01:02 AM   #4
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I've used 125's in .357 and have just opened my second case of 180gr .40's.

No problems, no complaints.
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Old August 14, 2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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Thanks. I will order some 158 gr.
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Old August 14, 2005, 10:37 AM   #6
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I shoot both XTPs and Montana golds in competition and can safely say that I see no difference in accuracy between the two. Both function just fine in both 9mm and .45.
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