GUN Copper Bullets...

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  1. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    Has anyone come across the 100% copper bullet, i saw it advertised here in Aus for about a month in some shooting mags, but has since dissapeared. it was supposed to help environmental issues :dunno: or something, but apparently wasnt gonna be that much more expensive...?

    i saw they had some pistol calibres, and were thinking or making some rifle calibres later...?

    so... have u seen em...?
     
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    environmental issues? Lead is a natural element. You know how much lead is in the earth? Ya know how much lead you deposit when shooting?
     
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    no way a full copper bullet would only cost a little bit more than lead. that shit's expensive.
     
  4. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    thats how they were marketed here... im with you, i dont see much of a problem in that department...

    but i was thinking performance wise, they may be better than a jacketed lead bullet...? :dunno:

    im starting to think there may have been a design floor that wasnt disscovered till after they decided to advertise...?
     
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    i would think lead bullets would perform better for any purpose. a lot higher mass.
     
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    Lead deposits in water caused by waterfowlers became enough of an issue for it to be banned :hsugh:
     
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    Barnes makes a large amount of copper bullets, they're fairly expensive too.
     
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    Water is different.
     
  9. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i see... thanks

    so they're good, but too expensive... oh well, no wonder you dont see a lot of them...
     
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    I always browse accuratereloading.com and it seems like ALOT of guys use Barnes X-Bullets but I don't really need the penetration they offer plus I dont want to pay like $25 for 50.
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    fuck me... thats expensive for just a projectile...! :eek:
     
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    Woodleigh (which is an Australian company by the way) makes some 180gr .30 FMJs that are $63 for 50 but A-Square has some 180gr 30s that are $93. There are even more expensive bullets in larger calibers. :o
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i might see if i can track some down, next time i head out hunting... which wont happen soon lol
     
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    The X-Bullet is really taking off with hunters and defense-minded shooters. I myself need to do a little bit more research on the DPX 9mm, because I've been interested in the pure copper ammo since Taurus debuted the .45 ACP stuff, and it was fucking amazing. We're talking a .45 bullet that expands to like .75 caliber or so, and penetrates like 12" or more. That's kickass. I got a couple of bullets from the Barnes booth at SHOT. One was an unfired bullet, the other was a fired one, expanded. I gave them to my buddy, but they looked just like the ones in the Barnes ad above. They had a fishbowl full of them at SHOT.
     
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    I remember seeing an ad for that taurus ammo now that you mention it, I dont think I ever realized it was copper though, just that it was really shiney :o In the last issue of Outdoor Life Jim Carmichael reccomended using 120gr x-bullets in a .280 to shoot coyotes; who the fuck spends 50 cents each for a deep pentrating bullet to varmint hunt?
     
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    people like jim carmichael who get them for free
     

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