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SNS 125 gr 9mm Bullet

 

SNS Casting

Cast Bullets Review

 


Revised 2011-10/31

http://www.snscasting.com/

Product Description:

SNS Casting features four of Magma Engineerings Mark VIII casters and two Lube Master luber/sizers fitted with M-A Systems Collaters. Our lead is a certified factory alloy of 92% lead 6% antimony and 2% tin, which is purchased in 44,000 lb. lots to ensure consistent quality. The lube we use is Magma blue lube.

 

These bullets are well cast. They are well formed with good ( but not perfect ) fill out. Corners are sharp. There are no wrinkles or voids noticeable.

They are very hard. BNH readings range from 19 to 23. All bullets are approximately the same hardness.

 

SNS Cast Bullets Weights


38/357
.45 Cal
.37/357
9MM
9MM   0.44 Cal
Bullet 158 gr SWC
200 gr SWC
148 DEWC
125 RN
147 FP   240 SWC
Sized .358 0.358
0.452


0.356
.356   0.43
Diameter 0.3586
0.4522
0.3585
0.3564
.3562   0.4304
Diameter 0.3589
0.4534
0.3595
0.3572
.3573   0.4312

Weights
Weights
Weights
Weights
Weights   Weights









   

158.2
200.3
149.2
124.9
Shot   240.4

158.3
200.0
148.7
124.8
these   241.2

158.8
200.6
148.8
124.9
all   241.1

159.4
201.2
148.0
125.2
up   240.7

159.2
200.9
149.6
124.7
before   240.9

159.3
200.6
148.7
125.5
I   240.9

158.4
200.0
148.7
125.3
weighed   241.0

159.1
199.5
148.7
125.3
them.   240.3

158.8
201.4
148.7
125.8
    239.8

157.6
198.9
148.5
124.9
    240.6

158.8
200.1
148.9
124.7
    240.8

157.3
201.1
149.6
124.7
    240.4

157.3
200.1
149.3
125.2
    241.0

159.3
200.1
148.9
125.8
    240.2

158.8
200.7
148.9
125.2
    240.7

158.7
201.6
148.8
125.6
    240.3

157.2
200.8
148.7
125.1
    239.0

159.0
202.2
148.8
124.9
    239.9

159.2
199.7
147.9
125.4
    240.2

159.5
200.5
148.2
125.7
    240.2

158.4
202.2
148.8
125.1
    240.7

159.1
201.4
149.5
125.6
    240.6

158.8
199.7
148.6
125.9
    242.9

157.6
201.4
148.2
124.7
    241.1

158.8
201.2
148.7
124.2
    238.7









   
Average 158.6
200.6
148.8
125.2
    240.5
Maximum 159.5
202.2
149.6
125.9
    242.9
Minimum 157.2
198.9
147.9
124.2
    238.7
Spread 2.3
3.3
1.7
1.7
    4.2
Std Dev 0.70
0.83
0.44
0.43
    0.78









   









   

 

Accuracy and Leading

 

Bullet Cartridge Load No
Groups
No
Shots
Range
Yd
Max
Group
Min
Group
Avg
Group
Leading Firearm
.45 200 gr SWC .45 ACP 5.4gr No 2 14 7 25 3.5" 1.75" 2.25 ZERO What is ZERO leading? Kimber Grand Raptor
9MM 125 RN 9MM 1911 4.2 A No 2 11 8 15 2.66" 1.40 1.83 MINIMAL What is MINIMAL leading? Kimber 1911 Target Model
37/357 148 DEWC .38 Special 4 gr Unique 17 5 25 2.35 .62 .92 MINIMAL What is MINIMAL leading? T/C 12" .357 Mag, 4x Weaver
( See comment about this bullet )
38.357 158 gr SWC .38 Spec 4 gr Unique 8 5 25 3.15" 2.22" 2.66 Severe What is severe leading T/C 12" .357 Mag, 4x Weaver
( See comment about this bullet )
38.357 158 gr SWC .38 Spec 4 gr Unique 3 5 25 3.12 2.45 2.88 ZERO What is ZERO leading? T/C 12" .357 Mag, 4x Weaver
(Re-lubed with LLA)
( See comment about this bullet )
38.357 158 gr SWC .38 Spec 3 to 5.7 gr
A No 2
8 10 15 2.5 1,.5 2.0 Minimal What is MINIMAL leading S&W M19-3
                       
9mm 147 FP 9mm 1911 3.6 A No 2 3 5 25 7" 5" 6" Severe What is severe leading Kimber 1911 Target Model
9mm 147 FP .38 Spec 5 gr Unique 4 5 25 1.65 1.35 1.5 ZERO What is ZERO leading? T/C 12" .357 Mag, 4x Weaver
(Re-lubed the bullets with LLA)
9mm 147 FP .38 Spec 5 gr Unique 5 5 50 3.25 1.65 2.15 ZERO What is ZERO leading? T/C 12" .357 Mag, 4x Weaver
(Re-lubed the bullets with LLA)
                       
                       
                       
                       

 

A note about the 38/357 158 gr SWC:

I have bought this bullet twice from two different casters. I have borrowed a couple of hands full from friends and bought a sample pack from two more casters.  I can defeat the leading problem with LLA but this bullet will just not group for me from the TC .357 Mag.

A note about the 9mm 147 FP:

I have two 9mm 1911s. Neither of them  will shoot this bullet. BUT this bullet works great in the .38 special and the .357 Mag. - IF you tumble it in Lee Liquid Alox before you load it.

 


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