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Plated bullets
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

We hardly even had any wind here, but Parkersburg was utterly annihilated!! They are about 120 miles sw of us, and every thing moved pretty much to the east from there. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

We had a yard full of marble size hale last night.
Everything is green with all of the leaves that fell out of the trees.
Luckily, we live in heavy woods and were protected by the trees.

Bushy,
I have varied my OAL on the .45ACP to get the best load.
Remember back to that ill fated post a while ago?? Very Happy Very Happy
I go trial and error with the OAL.
I kind of try to hit a middle ground, because my Kimber 1911's chamber is a tad tighter than my PT 1911's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Did it quit raining yet ????????????????????

Lets see some groups !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Hang on Chambered. It has cleared up a bit, but I still have to get that damned hay fiel...lawn mowed first. Gettin' so's I can't see the house from the road...I'm going to have lunch first. Then fire up the Cadet...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Hey, Buhsie,
Just turn the horses loose!!!!!! Smile Or, maybe some goats, with the cost of gas!!!!! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Bushy I love the Rainier 300gr Flat point in my 444 Marlin and 44 magnum.
Ordered some in 200gr for my 45 acp to try. I may get some in .500 for my 50AE soon as well.
They are accurate when loaded as lead bullets.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Man...I have too much grass for one and a half horses. The mare MOWS and probably would founder on this stuff...

Looks like tomorrow for the "Great Range Tests"...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Well, good shooting and let us know how it goes!!! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Don't hurt yourself though.
You old guys have to go slower than us young'uns. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Right!!!...Not slower...Just more efficient movement...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

How true, Bushie, need to set examples for these young whippersnappers!!!!! They do good, but still need their ears boxed oncet in awhile!!!!! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Now that was efficient Vint2...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

And not even tryin'!!!!! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

I've been loading plated bullets (Frontier's from South Africa) for a number of years, just to get away from lead.

My loads are

9mm
147gr FP
3.9gr/Unique
PF = 137

.40 S&W
180gr CMJ
4.7gr/Titegroup
PF = 177

45 ACP
230gr RN CMJ
5.0gr/Bullseye
PF = 180

I went to Unique in the 9mm for economy, and that it's cleaner than HS6 which I liked too, but I used to use Bullseye but found it too snappy and filthy.

I also used HS6 in the .40 S&W (7.5gr) but changed to TiteGroup for the economy and I had used it all up.

When I've used up my supply of Bullseye, I'll change my load for the 45 ACP.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Plated bullets Reply with quote

Thanks RePete, but what bullet weights?

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