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#181946 - 07/09/17 10:52 PM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Zee]
Brenden
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I shoot a lot of Missouri Bullets. You can't go wrong with them. The price is also nice.

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#181948 - 07/10/17 08:44 AM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Brenden]
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Cast Performance has a 425 grain WFN that's really good. I've used the various CEB offerings in this caliber as well from the 220s on hogs and the 340 grain solid I used on my water buffalo in Argentina. These bullets have returned exceptional accuracy. However, they are a bit costly.
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#182173 - 07/26/17 10:45 AM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Whitworth]
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You can't beat the price on the Missouri Bullets. I shoot thousand of the Missouri Bullets a year in 38 Special. Never a problem with them. So far I have not tried any of the Hi-Tec Coated bullets. Lots of my fellow shooters at the range are using the coated bullets with no complaints at all.

I would like to see a little bigger meplat for perfect, but they would probably work fine for most applications. They should fly well at longer range with the overall bullet shape.

I bought some Cast Performance 355's years ago. They are a very impressive bullet. Just a little pricey.

I now have a Mountain Mold that casts 375 WFN-GC bullets that I am totally happy with for hunting. The 325 Lee Mold casts a very good looking bullet also. I need to cast up a few 325's for plinking loads for my Alaskan. Per what I have read the Huge Meplat on the 325 Lee causes accuracy issues at longer ranges. I have also read that it shoots just fine. I guess I should try a few in my hunting 480 and see for myself how they perform.

Keep us posted on your reloading efforts.

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#182224 - 07/28/17 07:43 PM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Bob Roach]
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I use a 410 gr WFNGC bullet loaded at 1100 fps. Good performer on game, and does not beat you up.
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#182228 - 07/28/17 09:52 PM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Sawfish]
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I am honestly still torn between the 340gr RFN-PB Fromm Missouri Bullets or the 400gr WFN-GC from Montana Bullets.

The 340gr get the price nod.
The 400gr get the no lead/target weight nod.
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#182231 - 07/29/17 08:24 AM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Zee]
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I have used the 410 WFNGC from cast performance in my 475L and it shoots extremely well. I used the Montana 400 WFNGC on an elk and it worked perfectly. IMHO the 355 gr cast from Leadheads will suite your needs with a reasonable price tag.

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#182233 - 07/29/17 08:28 AM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Zee]
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 Originally Posted By: Zee
I am honestly still torn between the 340gr RFN-PB Fromm Missouri Bullets or the 400gr WFN-GC from Montana Bullets.

The 340gr get the price nod.
The 400gr get the no lead/target weight nod.


I would try them both but would lean towards the heavier bullet with the bigger meplat.
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#182238 - 07/29/17 08:32 PM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Whitworth]
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I am nearing the release from Purgatory for my Bisley. I have everything I need except the bullets.

I'm about to have to poop or get off the pot with my decision.
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#182245 - 07/31/17 03:56 PM Re: .480 Ruger bullet recommendations. [Re: Zee]
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The last batch of Montana bullets that I ordered was a tad heavier than the advertised weight. Not complaining, just an FYI. The 400 grainers weighed 405 grains and the 410 grainers weighed 412 grains. Both were very accurate. I am making the 400 grainer my go to bullet in my .475/.480 BFR.
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