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Zero Bullets Review: Quality Projectiles For Your Chronograph

Zero Bullets Review

If you’re into reloading like I am, you know that picking great bullets is the key to producing an exceptional handload. Therefore, having the best bullet possible without breaking the bank is crucial for making your handloads not only reliable, but extremely accurate and consistent.

Zero brand bullets have been around since the 1970’s and handloaders have nothing but good things to say about them. They manufacture a wide variety of standard handgun bullets that are of extremely high quality and consistent from shot-to-shot.

The Zero Bullet Company produces a wide variety of lead and jacketed bullets to meet all your shooting needs. But should you take the plunge and buy a case of 1,000 Zero projectiles and head to the range with your trusty chronograph to see how good they are?

In our opinion, yes you should. However, in this bullet review we will take a deep dive into the Zero Bullet Company and show you why they make an exceptional bullet for a massive discount compared to brands like Winchester, Remington, and Hornady.

Are Zero Bullets Good?

Yes, Zero Bullets are excellent for reloading and precision shooting as they have a uniform full metal jacket and strict quality control ensures consistent shot to shot performance.

Pros and Cons?

As much as we love bullets and ammo, we understand that no manufacturer is perfect. Here are some of the pros and cons of Zero Bullets you should be aware of.


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  • Multiple bullet types available
  • Excellent quality control for uniform projectiles
  • Affordable FMJ and JHP bullets


  • Only 2 major distributors
  • No rifle bullets currently available

Which Calibers are Available?

Zero currently manufactures bullets in the following calibers:

Zero Bullets History and Important Information

Since the 1970’s, the Zero Bullet Company has been manufacturing bullets under strict quality control standards. The result is a quality product that handloaders love and competitive shooters depend on to deliver match-grade accuracy with every squeeze of the trigger.

The Zero Brand is primarily a bullet manufacturing company, however they have made loaded ammo in the past. However, I haven’t been able to find any of their ammo for a long time, and as primer prices skyrocketed last year we might not see it on shelves or online stores anytime soon.

However, if you’re looking for a full metal jacket bullet that can give you extremely consistent muzzle velocities (FPS) and point of impact, then look no further than Zero Bullets. As a bit of a disclaimer, Zero Bullets are as only as good as your handloading and handgun shooting skills, so be aware of that.

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Zero is constantly striving to bring new products to market and ensure you always have the edge over your competition. No matter if you’re a single-stack shooter and love your 45ACP or prefer competing in Production class with a Glock 34 (like me), then Zero Bullets have the capabilities to keep your splits tight and score you tons of double alphas!

Zero uses two major distributors for their bullets: Roze Distribution and Powder Valley. These companies are well known in the reloading community, but you might find them on other websites as well that sell reloading components.

Zero also offers a line of bare lead bullets with shooting lube for Cowboy Action Shooters or anyone who prefers a lower price than jacketed bullets.

With multiple bullet profiles, from wadcutters to jacketed hollow points, Zero Bullets have projectiles that fit the needs of the most discerning handloader.

Where are Zero Bullets made?

Zero Bullets are made in Cullman, Alabama.


Are Zero Bullets good for hunting?

The Zero Bullet Company offers jacketed soft point (JSP) bullets for hunting loads in 357 Magnum and 44 Magnum. These would be great for whitetail deer hunting if your state and local laws permit hunting with these bullet types.

Are Zero Bullets plated or jacketed?

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Zero Bullets are either jacketed or bare lead alloy with lube. Zero does not currently offer plated bullets.

Are Zero Bullets accurate?

Zero Bullets are very accurate and their full metal jacket (FMJ) and jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets are often used by competitive pistol shooters in USPSA, IPSC, and Bullseye competitions. Their JHP bullets mimic the performance of Hornady XTP hollow points in our experience.

Which Zero 9mm bullet is best for a Glock 17?

For general target practice or plinking, the 115, 124, or 147 grain FMJ bullets will be more than accurate enough for your needs. But if I’m headed to a NRA Bullseye match the 147 gr FMJ flatpoint is my go to bullet for accuracy.

Chris Dwulet
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Chris Dwulet