X Treme Bullets

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by hombre243, May 26, 2014.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used these .308 plated bullets from X Treme? I am wondering if the tip style is safe in a Marlin 336 3030. It is flat, but the 123 grain .312 bullets I bought for the Mosin have a "flat" tip but are very sharp compared to a factory flat nosed 150 gr 3030 bullet. I am comparing these to Missouri Bullet co and I like both company's product but I prefer the plated ones and XTreme's prices. But, the point of the matter is the point of the matter. Know what I mean?

    http://www.xtremebullets.com/308-s/48051.htm
     
  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Looks flat enough for a tube fed system. Just wondering whats the difference between the two listed .........

    Same specs but one is almost twice as much as the other ???

    The cheaper ones ($25) are out of stock, but they have the higher priced ones ($47).
     

  3. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    xtreme bullets

    One box is for 500. The other is for 250. Don't go by the stock photos. I have the 7.62x 39s and they are supposed to have a flat point but they are very tiny points, although flat. I am not ordering any until someone who has actually seen them and uses them replies, or the factory assures me these are ok for the tube fed rifles. The stock photo is deceiving.
     
  4. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    What makes these bullet different with what you have reloaded with before, the flat tip?
     
  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I need a flat tip for a tube fed 3030 and have not used these bullets before. I won't use them in any but the 3030 Marlin. Why do you ask?
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    In case this has not been answered sufficiently, I used the .308 bullets in the Marlin and they are very good. Not found a good load yet but the bullet nose is safe. Much wider flat than the .312 bullets I got for the Mosin.

    The POI I am getting from loads I am using for the 30-30 are way low. I have loaded 26.1 gr. H-4895 and they are shooting a foot and a half low at 100 yards. About a foot low at 50. Fair 10 shot group but way too low to suit me. So I am going to load some at 27.1 grains and see what happens. I may need to try some different powders.
     
  7. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Yep... but I needed to see just how wide the flat is on the XTreme bullets. The bullets for the 7.62x39 .312 123 grain bullets are just right to punch the primer. The .308 flat nose is wider and larger than the primer by a hair...a blond one but still safe for tube feeders.

    I have been loading factory (Speer or Sierra) flat or round nosed bullets made for the .3030.

    The cost is about $30/100 for the Speer and Sierra. I got 500 Xtreme plated bullets for a bit over $50. I like to go cheaper IF it is possible. If I can't use these for hunting though I won't buy them again.