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Old 06-25-2008, 10:19 PM
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As of July, a good portion of California will be limited to the use of copper bullets only- Does anyone have any experience with these? Any suggestions on brands, etc? Seems like they are so new/unpopular/expensive, nobody is talking about them yet.

I'm shooting a .308.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:16 AM
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:56 AM
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Copper alloy is much more expensive than lead and is also more difficult to machine. Barnes-X is the only mass production copper solid that I know of. I am sure there are others though, and we may start to see new ones cropping up.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:31 AM
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Copper bullets are actually really popular and have been around for a will. If you are needing a factory ammo this will probably be your best bet.


I'm sure that closer to season all the local stores will stock up on copper and you'll see it alot more.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:45 AM
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I can't deer hunt with a centerfire in Illinois but for my muzzleloader I use the solid copper Barnes Expander MZ in 250 and 300gr. Theyexpand perfectlyand hold together. They are like a $1 a shot just for the bullet + the powder and sabot, some folks say they are too expensive, I disagree. I'll never let a expensive bulletbe a factor in my hunting. Shoot the cheap ones for fun at the range.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:20 AM
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Nosler E-tip is a all copper Bullet as will.

All so if you dont handload, Winchester loads them in the new Supreme
E-tip ButI do not no what all caliber's they load them in.

I have tryedthe E-Tipfor my300wsm and they work very good.

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Old 06-26-2008, 03:32 PM
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I'm not sure the Nosler E tip is an all copper bullet... it is however lead free. If you like tipped bullets, Barnes has some new tipped offerings in their all copper line.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:57 PM
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I too recommend the Barnes Tripple Shock!
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:40 AM
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I too recommend the Barnes Tripple Shock!
best performing bullet from my 06.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:28 PM
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I think Barnes has been doing the copper thing longer than anyone else so they are an obvious choice, among others.
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