25 Auto Bullets
25 Auto Bullets for ReloadingThis section is only projectiles for sale that are only bullets used by reloaders - not loaded ammo. Head to our 25 ACP ammunition page for ammo ready to shoot.
Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody, and he finds out about it, he may be very angry with you.” – Col. Jeff Cooper
We don’t have to tell you that the 25 ACP (aka 25 Auto) is a fairly weak cartridge. That was John Browning’s goal when he designed a centerfire round that would replicate the performance of the 22 LR out of a two inch barrel. You’re only here because you want to keep your vest pocket pistol supplied with good ammo.
25 ACP bullets for reloading commonly weigh 35, 45 or 50 grains, with a muzzle velocity of 900 fps, 805 fps or 755 fps respectively. Browning’s original round had a 50 grain bullet, which at .251 in diameter best approximates the sectional density of the 40 grain 22 LR bullet. So small a bullet isn’t very expensive, so even if you can’t find FMJ 25 ACP bullets for target shooting you can stay within budget with JHPs.
Prvi Partizan and Hornady both manufacture unprimed brass for the 25 ACP. With that, a small pistol primer, and about 33 grains of propellant like IMR 2222 you’ll be well on your way to reloading 22 ACP.