Best source for 9x18 Bullets

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by RobsTV » March 29th, 2012, 8:57 am

I think this thread drifted off course a little.

Asking about bullets in "reloading" section, and I think that means bullets, not completed ready to fire rounds of ammo. I know, some confuse Bullets with ammo, but they are not the same.

As to bullets, doesn't seem to be a lot of choices, so threads like this are a great help.

Grafs are my current choice. (edit 04/01: prices shown logged in using dealer page, eligible with any C&R)
They have:
Berrys Plated 1000 @ $65.39, 250 @ $20.79
Missouri Bullet 500 @ 25.79
Speer 100 @ $14.69
Hornady 100 @ 13.39
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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by normsutton » March 29th, 2012, 9:06 am

yea you are right lets get thread back on coarse

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by juniustaylor » March 29th, 2012, 10:23 pm

Rob, prices at Graf's have gone up. Just checked it tonight because it didn't sound right to get 500 MO bullets for cheaper than MO Bullets sells them for on their website.

Graf's Prices
Berry's Plated / 1000 = $79.99
Berry's Plated / 250 = $25.59
Hornady XTP / 100 = $16.19
Speer TMJ / 100 = $17.59
Missouri Bullet / 500 = $36.59

Missouri Bullet Company is still the better option over Better Bullets. Better does claim theirs are 21 BNH but if you read MO Bullet's FAQ's and Technical information, harder isn't always better. If the bullet can't obturate, the gasses will go past and lead the barrel as the bullet travels. MO Bullets takes a better approach and has a formula to factor in the proper BNH for the average speed one may shoot the bullet at. Their bullets are still cheaper than Better Bullets and shipping is also cheaper. I've shot a good amount of MO Bullets and i like them a lot.
http://www.missouribullet.com/technical.php
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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by Dwight » March 30th, 2012, 1:30 pm

juniustaylor wrote:...I've shot a good amount of MO Bullets and i like them a lot.
http://www.missouribullet.com/technical.php
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I've never had any issue with either performance or leading using MBC in 9mm Makarov, 9MM Luger, .38 Special, or 45 ACP.

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by RobsTV » April 1st, 2012, 8:57 pm

juniustaylor wrote:Rob, prices at Graf's have gone up. Just checked it tonight because it didn't sound right to get 500 MO bullets for cheaper than MO Bullets sells them for on their website.

Sorry, just checked again and noticed I was signed in as a dealer from having the C&R that caused me to get a P-64.

Try
http://www.grafs.com/dealer/

All the prices are lower using C&R dealer login.
Bullets are as listed above in my original post.

Picked up a COMP ELECT PROCHRONO DIGITAL CHRONOGRAPH (CE3800) for $84.99, so I can see how the reloaded rounds perform.

Just what I saved at Grafs alone has paid for the $30 C&R a couple times, not even including the FFL transfer fee saved.

Here is copy and paste of 9mak bullet page from Grafs as of this second:

BERRY 9x18 MAKAROV (.364) 95gr RN BULLET 1000/BX
Item Number: BY18918 · Availability: In stock
Add to Cart
Price: $65.39

BERRY 9x18 MAKAROV (.364) 95gr RN BULLET 250/BX
Item Number: BY18250 · Availability: In stock
Add to Cart
Price: $20.79

HRN 9x18 MAK (.365) 95gr BULLET HllwPt/XTP 100/BX
Item Number: HRN36500 · Availability: Less than 5 in stock
Add to Cart
Price: $13.39

MO BULLET CAST 9MM (.365) 93gr RN MAKAROV 500/BX
Item Number: MB365093M · Availability: In stock
Add to Cart
Price: $25.79

SPEER 9x18(.364) 95gr TMJ BULLET TotalJckt 100/bx
Item Number: SP4375 · Availability: In stock
Add to Cart
Price: $14.69

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by juniustaylor » April 1st, 2012, 10:43 pm

That is awesome! Thanks for the clarification. Makes perfect sense now.
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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by T.May » May 13th, 2012, 3:17 pm

New guy to the forum and this caliber for reloading. I use FMJ or JHP for all my other calibers. Other than the increased price, does anybody have a problem with full jackets for the P-64?

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by Dwight » May 13th, 2012, 7:26 pm

I've used Berry's double-struck plated bullets with very good results. I have fired hundreds of them through my P64 and CZ-82 without incident.

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by SMSRods » April 1st, 2013, 10:56 am

Can anyone recommend a current source? I'm having difficulty finding anything at all. I would prefer hard cast for range use.

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by normsutton » April 1st, 2013, 11:09 am

did you look in here
http://www.reloadammo.com/relbul3.htm

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by SMSRods » April 1st, 2013, 12:57 pm

Thanks for the link. I haven't seen that site before. I'm sure I'll be able to find something there.

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by Vavasour » May 4th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Jesse, at Tn Valley bullets, has supplied me with cast bullets for Tok, 95 Nagant and 32 S&W long that work fine. I haven't contacted him for P-64.

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by trustingman62 » June 7th, 2013, 12:13 pm

Maplewood has a really good 105 grain lead flat point sized .363 that works good for me in my p64
maplewoodbullets.com

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Re: Best source for 9x18 Bullets

Post by Drec » December 16th, 2016, 11:42 pm

Where is the best place to buy 9x18 plated bullets now.

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