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Old 06-22-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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I first read about them 20 odd years ago, in Marshall/sanow's Stopping Power book. A buddy had told me about casting aluminum bullets about 1980 or so, tho. :-)

http://www.lehighbullets.com/products.asp?cat=32


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Old 06-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Winchester silver tips used aluminum alloy jackets as well.


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I wonder how hard they are on the rifleing
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I wonder how hard they are on the rifleing
Galling would be my concern, not wear!
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Galling would be my concern, not wear!
exactly. instead of lead or copper fouling it would be aluminum fouling.
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There was a fad in the 70's with people casting bullets from babbit. I tried some in a 22 Hornet but was not impressed. Caused no problems though.
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Winchester silver tips used aluminum alloy jackets as well.
Only in the low velocity rounds like .380, .38 Special, .44 special and .45 ACP/Colt
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Jackets are one thing, solid aluminum is another. You don[t need to PRACTICE with the aluminum bullet loads, you know. :-) When firing for your life, galling in your rifling will be the least of your problems. :-)
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Jackets are one thing, solid aluminum is another. You don[t need to PRACTICE with the aluminum bullet loads, you know. :-) When firing for your life, galling in your rifling will be the least of your problems. :-)
well that's simply your opinion. i use bullets from well known manufacterers that i know have proven results.
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My concern is more with getting a hot load jammed in the barrel.

It's a free country, if you choose to borrow trouble with

aluminum loads, nobody can stop you.


But I neither use, nor recommend them.

Bullets are either lead, or copper jacketed for

a reason.


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