Berry's Manufacturing tour

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Brian Nelson, the youngest male gun blogger, has written about a tour he took of Berry’s Manufacturing in St. George, Utah.

After the bullets are meticulously cleaned and inspected, they are put into 55 gallon barrels and poured into a vat containing a cyanide and water rinse. Also inside the vat is a device to keep the bullets tumbling. The rinse is charged with electricity, and a copper ingot is inserted. The bullets are left to tumble overnight.

I always wondered how bullets were copper washed/plated (not to be confused with copper jacketing).

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jdun1911 Jdun1911 on Feb 12, 2010

    I spent a large amount of money on Berry bullets, mostly 9mm and .45ACP over the years. A lot of money.

  • Jay R. Phillips Jay R. Phillips on Aug 11, 2010

    We enjoyed walking Brian around the facility, some of the plant was off limits to cameras but he got to see it all.

    Jay R. Phillips
    Berry's MFG