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#8398858 - 12/27/13 08:51 AM Experience with plated bullets in rifles?
larrupin Offline
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Registered: 12/14/13
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I am not set up to cast bullets so I have gotten some of RMR's plated 308 bullets and am going to work up some loads for cheaper plinking for my 30-30 and 30-06.

Anybody here have experience with plated bullets in rifle calibers? I know from the site that I need to keep velocity under 2000 fps and I am looking at cast bullet data for these kind of velocities, knowing that copper plated will run a little slower than lead for the same load. Just curious what some of you may have found using similar bullets.



#8399014 - 12/27/13 09:41 AM Re: Experience with plated bullets in rifles? [Re: larrupin]
Darkker Offline

Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 127
Loc: Mesa, WA
Never used them in an '06, but yes on the 30-30.
Cast loads is where you want to be, shoot and act essentially the same, IME.
Modern Reloading Vol. 2 has a ton of cast info/reduced loads in the 30-06.

Edited by Darkker (12/27/13 09:41 AM)
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#8399193 - 12/27/13 11:04 AM Re: Experience with plated bullets in rifles? [Re: Darkker]
lanenebraska Offline

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 20
And do not crimp smile I used Berry's bullets in my Mosin and had to keep the speed down.

I used a Lee factory crimp on some, and the plated-jacket blew off looking like a used sabot laugh

#8401560 - 12/28/13 07:32 AM Re: Experience with plated bullets in rifles? [Re: lanenebraska]
larrupin Offline
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Registered: 12/14/13
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Thanks for the info guys, and the feedback on no crimp!

I have Modern Reloading 2nd but really hadn't read some of the info on cast bullets in the beginning chapters, good tip!


#8402260 - 12/28/13 11:23 AM Re: Experience with plated bullets in rifles? [Re: larrupin]
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Registered: 12/04/13
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Are plated bullets a viable way to avoid the degradation in accuracy suffered by cast when shot in a barrel that has had jacketed shot in it in the same session?

I like using a plinker and small game load for my big game rifles, but cast and jacketed do not play well together.
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