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    Posted: July 05 2022 at 4:01pm
I've only ever loaded the PPU 174gr FMJBT projectile but found some 150's and 180 PPU spire point BT's. (the boat tail is very slight, almost a flat bottom bullet) Picked up a couple hundred so I'll be interested to see how they perform. Anybody ever try these? Thanks! (I use PPU brass.)
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I've used the 180 gr SP, my '14 Beezer likes them & so does my No5.
I haven't tried them in the No4 Mk2 or the Lithy SMLE.
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I've used the 180g PPU soft point factory load which I assume is loaded with the same bullet you're talking about. The factory loads shot very well out of one of my No1 Mk3's. I haven't shot them over a bench rest, but I can hold a 3 inch group shooting prone unsupported at 100 yards. That's about as good as I can do these days with standard open sights and my aging eyes. I thought they were very good for factory loads. Hand loads with the same bullet should be just as good, if not better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2022 at 8:33pm
Thanks, gents! I really like the PPU brass and the projectiles were available in Canada so I thought I'd stock up. My local supplier is kinda low on H4895 (none) and primers (had three boxes of 100, would only sell me two.) 
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where did you get the pointy 180gr ppu? All I`ve seen is 174 ppu in bags of 50 and the canpro 180 sp`s in bags of 500
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I haven’t had to buy bullets in a few years.  I was looking on line to see if anyone had Hornady 174 HPBT Match and was shocked at the price increase!  $100 more per box of 500 since the last time I bought match bullets.  I just might have to resort to cast bullet loads….
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