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Old January 17, 2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Bullet styles and feeding

Is there any type of bullet that feeds better or worse than the others? I am looking at Ranier bullets at and they have Wadcutter, Semi-Wadcutter, Flat Nose, Round Nosed, etc...

I am guessing the answer is that it depends on the gun and you have to try each one to see what is best for you, but figured I would ask just to make sure I didn't miss anything.
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Old January 17, 2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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I tried Rainier's 200gr. .45 flat point, for the first time on Saturday. I had one failure to feed, but I've been having extractor tension "issues" recently, so can't say for sure that it wouldn't have fed fine, otherwise. I've also been loading their 230gr. round nose, but haven't shot any yet. One thing I can say, is they are still the softest bullets I've ever shot. Just seating the 230s in the case leaves a large ring imprint in the bullet nose, where the seating stem contacted. Seating and crimping leaves a similar ring around the bullet at the case mouth, and I can't believe any such distortion is good for accuracy.
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Old January 17, 2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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I like the 230 rn best,check out Cabelas
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