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8 minutes ago, andre3k said:

Brazos Precision is legit. I sold the owner my Magma Mk 8 Bullet Master and Lube sizer. I would take advantage of his prices while he's new to the market and his prices are low.

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They really are. I was very happy with the sample pack I got from them. I received an order of 3,360 yesterday. I made up a few hundred test loads last night, and I'm heading to the range here shortly. I'll post up results later on. 

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Such a great day for this California gun owner. Great deal on bullets and ordered 17 round mags for my CZ!! Its like Christmas in March!

 

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1 hour ago, anonymouscuban said:

Such a great day for this California gun owner. Great deal on bullets and ordered 17 round mags for my CZ!! Its like Christmas in March!

 

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Where did you order the mags from 

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3 minutes ago, anonymouscuban said:

Grabagun.com

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Thanks, late to the party, all sold out.. 

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Thanks, late to the party, all sold out.. 
Ah man. Hopefully more stores will update their policy tomorrow.

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14 minutes ago, anonymouscuban said:

Ah man. Hopefully more stores will update their policy tomorrow.
 

Ranier and Botach both announced today they are shipping hi cap mags to Cali. 

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Optimator got those rage results?



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6 hours ago, oteroman said:

Optimator got those rage results?



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I'm interested as well.  Mine should be here tomorrow, which means I'll have some results next weekend if the weather holds.

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7 hours ago, oteroman said:

Optimator got those rage results?



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Sorry guys, life got busy here. I was able to get out with the range with the ones I loaded up. 

 

First off, these (the 125 gn) bullets can be loaded LONG. I loaded them at 1.15 and they plunk tested in every 9mm I own. Even my untouched CZ barrels that I have to load to 1.10 max. I loaded 125 each @ 1.15 using 3.2 & 3.7 grains of Titegroup. I then chronoed 10 strings with each load. The 3.2's were shot through my SP-01, the 3.7's were through my 16" Foxtrot Mike PCC. Here is the best string from each.

 


Description: FM 9 125 3.2 1.15
Distance to Chrono (FT): 10.00
Bullet Weight (gr): 125.000
Altitude (FT): 1382.0
Shots
#     FPS        FT-LBS     PF
10    1083       325.60     135.38    
9     1101       336.51     137.63    
8     1082       325.00     135.25    
7     1086       327.40     135.75    
6     1074       320.21     134.25    
5     1085       326.80     135.63    
4     1072       319.02     134.00    
3     1090       329.82     136.25    
2     1059       311.33     132.38    
1     1096       333.46     137.00    
Average: 1082.80
StdDev: 12.17
Min: 1059
Max: 1101
Spread: 42
True MV: 1084.03
Shots/sec: 0.27
Group Size (IN): 0.00

 

Description: CZ 125 3.7 1.15
Distance to Chrono (FT): 10.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 1.000
Bullet Weight (gr): 125.000
Altitude (FT): 1382.0
Shots
#     FPS        FT-LBS     PF
10    1052       307.23     131.50    
9     1050       306.06     131.25    
8     1027       292.80     128.38    
7     1058       310.74     132.25    
6     1043       301.99     130.38    
5     1033       296.23     129.13    
4     1051       306.64     131.38    
3     1036       297.95     129.50    
2     1047       304.31     130.88    
1     1039       299.68     129.88    
Average: 1043.60
StdDev: 9.73
Min: 1027
Max: 1058
Spread: 31
True MV: 1044.78
Shots/sec: 0.53
Group Size (IN): 0.00

 

Both of these loads put me right at the expected PF. I've only been competing for a few years, so I'm way behind most all of you guys. I've been using 147's since I started, but the 125's seem to get back on target faster with my pistol. Through my PCC with a Holosun 510c using my range bag for a rest, they pretty much shoot one hole at 25 yards. I was impressed with the accuracy. No keyholing either. Through my pistol they shoot as good as I do, which isn't saying much lol. I wanted to put them on paper at 50 yards, but the range was packed the day I went. I did lob off a few at some dirt clods on the berm and they all shot to point of aim. All in all, I'm sold on them. 

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They really are. I was very happy with the sample pack I got from them. I received an order of 3,360 yesterday. I made up a few hundred test loads last night, and I'm heading to the range here shortly. I'll post up results later on. 
 
Sorry guys, life got busy here. I was able to get out with the range with the ones I loaded up. 
 
First off, these (the 125 gn) bullets can be loaded LONG. I loaded them at 1.15 and they plunk tested in every 9mm I own. Even my untouched CZ barrels that I have to load to 1.10 max. I loaded 125 each @ 1.15 using 3.2 & 3.7 grains of Titegroup. I then chronoed 10 strings with each load. The 3.2's were shot through my SP-01, the 3.7's were through my 16" Foxtrot Mike PCC. Here is the best string from each.
 

Description: FM 9 125 3.2 1.15
Distance to Chrono (FT): 10.00
Bullet Weight (gr): 125.000
Altitude (FT): 1382.0
Shots
#     FPS        FT-LBS     PF
10    1083       325.60     135.38    
9     1101       336.51     137.63    
8     1082       325.00     135.25    
7     1086       327.40     135.75    
6     1074       320.21     134.25    
5     1085       326.80     135.63    
4     1072       319.02     134.00    
3     1090       329.82     136.25    
2     1059       311.33     132.38    
1     1096       333.46     137.00    
Average: 1082.80
StdDev: 12.17
Min: 1059
Max: 1101
Spread: 42
True MV: 1084.03
Shots/sec: 0.27
Group Size (IN): 0.00
 
Description: CZ 125 3.7 1.15
Distance to Chrono (FT): 10.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 1.000
Bullet Weight (gr): 125.000
Altitude (FT): 1382.0
Shots
#     FPS        FT-LBS     PF
10    1052       307.23     131.50    
9     1050       306.06     131.25    
8     1027       292.80     128.38    
7     1058       310.74     132.25    
6     1043       301.99     130.38    
5     1033       296.23     129.13    
4     1051       306.64     131.38    
3     1036       297.95     129.50    
2     1047       304.31     130.88    
1     1039       299.68     129.88    
Average: 1043.60
StdDev: 9.73
Min: 1027
Max: 1058
Spread: 31
True MV: 1044.78
Shots/sec: 0.53
Group Size (IN): 0.00
 
Both of these loads put me right at the expected PF. I've only been competing for a few years, so I'm way behind most all of you guys. I've been using 147's since I started, but the 125's seem to get back on target faster with my pistol. Through my PCC with a Holosun 510c using my range bag for a rest, they pretty much shoot one hole at 25 yards. I was impressed with the accuracy. No keyholing either. Through my pistol they shoot as good as I do, which isn't saying much lol. I wanted to put them on paper at 50 yards, but the range was packed the day I went. I did lob off a few at some dirt clods on the berm and they all shot to point of aim. All in all, I'm sold on them. 
That's good to hear. They're priced right so nice to know they're quality bullets as well. Nice to know you can load them longer than most RN bullets.

I took some DG RN 135s out on Friday. Bullet plunked well in my SP-01 barrel at 1.135. Coating seemed nicer than Blue Bullets. The weight is pretty consistent on these. Average weight is actually 136gr with about 0.5gr variance.

Don't have the data in front of me but I shot some test rounds last Friday. 3.2gr of tightgroup came in at 130 PF. Pretty accurate. Soft. One thing I noticed is they didn't stink of burning plastic like the Blue Bullets did. I assume it's the coating on DG is different. DG is hi-tek coating but I thought so was BB. Maybe not.

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1 minute ago, anonymouscuban said:

That's good to hear. They're priced right so nice to know they're quality bullets as well. Nice to know you can load them longer than most RN bullets.

I took some DG RN 135s out on Friday. Bullet plunked well in my SP-01 barrel at 1.135. Coating seemed nicer than Blue Bullets. The weight is pretty consistent on these. Average weight is actually 136gr with about 0.5gr variance.

Don't have the data in front of me but I shot some test rounds last Friday. 3.2gr of tightgroup came in at 130 PF. Pretty accurate. Soft. One thing I noticed is they didn't stink of burning plastic like the Blue Bullets did. I assume it's the coating on DG is different. DG is hi-tek coating but I thought so was BB. Maybe not.

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I forgot to add that they all weighed very consistently too. Good even coating and no stink either. It's good to have options!

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Those MB are pricey compared to the competitors it appears.


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Posted (edited)

Some different profiles that I have on hand.  I will say that looking at the Brazos, I can see why it could be loaded longer, which may be good to know when I get my Shadow.  These weren't hand picked, just randomly picked.  I wouldn't say the finish on one looks really better than any of the others, well minus the FMJ of course.  All 124/5 gr

 

Red=ACME

Blue=Blue Bullets

FMJ=Precision Delta

Gold=Brazos

 

 

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On 3/31/2019 at 11:09 AM, optimator said:

 

They really are. I was very happy with the sample pack I got from them. I received an order of 3,360 yesterday. I made up a few hundred test loads last night, and I'm heading to the range here shortly. I'll post up results later on. 

I place an order with them on 3/26 and according to the website it's processing still. Guess I'll email him and see what the holdup is.

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2 hours ago, Darrell said:

I place an order with them on 3/26 and according to the website it's processing still. Guess I'll email him and see what the holdup is.

 

They have been pretty quick to reply in my experience with them. 

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I'm Steve, co-owner of Brazos Bullets.   I wanted to pop in and say thanks for the good vibes being spread on this thread.  We've been hammered with orders and are working 16-18 hours a day 7 days a week to get orders filled.  At the moment,  we are almost caught up.  Most of our ~1-2 week old orders that haven't shipped will go out tomorrow.  We have 2 more casting machines and another sizer that are about to be on-line so things should get a little easier and faster in the near future.  

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9 minutes ago, Lightfoot said:

I'm Steve, co-owner of Brazos Bullets.   I wanted to pop in and say thanks for the good vibes being spread on this thread.  We've been hammered with orders and are working 16-18 hours a day 7 days a week to get orders filled.  At the moment,  we are almost caught up.  Most of our ~1-2 week old orders that haven't shipped will go out tomorrow.  We have 2 more casting machines and another sizer that are about to be on-line so things should get a little easier and faster in the near future.  

When you ramp up on new production please consider different molds that eliminate the lube groves on any bullet that will only be sold as coated. 

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2 minutes ago, bwikel said:

When you ramp up on new production please consider different molds that eliminate the lube groves on any bullet that will only be sold as coated. 

But keep the same 125gn profile!

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2 hours ago, Darrell said:

I place an order with them on 3/26 and according to the website it's processing still. Guess I'll email him and see what the holdup is.

Your order is coming right up.  We do need to cast the 150gr 38 supers.  That'll happen tomorrow.  

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22 minutes ago, optimator said:

But keep the same 125gn profile!

 

26 minutes ago, bwikel said:

When you ramp up on new production please consider different molds that eliminate the lube groves on any bullet that will only be sold as coated. 

We are going to start testing for accuracy this weekend.  I actually expect to see lg out perform nlg.  At least with the 45's shot from the hand, I've noticed it.  More info to follow.

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1 hour ago, bwikel said:

When you ramp up on new production please consider different molds that eliminate the lube groves on any bullet that will only be sold as coated. 

Definitely keep the 125 gr RN with the lube grove.

They shoot lights out in every 9 and 38 super I have.  and can be loaded to 1.150 to 1.170 with no problems

They feed great even in finicky guns

Make almost a semi wad cutter hole in targets

Great bullet

BTW I just put in a small order 2 bags 1680 bullets I think, last night and got the shipping confirmation this afternoon

Here to you for your effort, Good Fortune 

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