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colmustard 11-14-2010 03:46 AM

plated ammo?
 
So I was looking for some ammo to reload and came across some plated rounds on midways site. I have only loaded fmj hollow points for my .45. sp my question is, what is it, and is it a better value than standard fmj? Thank you

JTJ 11-14-2010 04:19 AM

I have shot thousands rounds of Rainier plated bullets and never had a problem. Mostly 38 spl and 9mm.

JonM 11-14-2010 04:36 AM

my reloading for 45acp is almost exclusively 230 grn fmj plated bullets. i have found them to be every bit as or not more accurate than the standard jacketed rounds. i really like the fact they have plated bases and i dont have to worry about lead contact as much.

all my oh sht zombies!! 1911 mags have em.

i give them 5 thumbs up!!

CA357 11-14-2010 04:39 AM

In a recent survey, nine out of ten violent criminals prefer to be shot with plated bullets. I say go for it. ;)

Logan2302 11-14-2010 04:49 AM

The only time I shot a significant amount of plated bullets was in a Beretta 92, and a Glock 17. I was using factory ammo and spit out about 100 rounds from each on the same day.

When I got back home, the Glock barrel came clean with a nylon bore brush, but the Beretta barrel was fouled so badly I had to use a steel wool wrapped brass bore brush. I've never bought another plated bullet since.

JonM 11-14-2010 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Logan2302 (Post 386028)
The only time I shot a significant amount of plated bullets was in a Beretta 92, and a Glock 17. I was using factory ammo and spit out about 100 rounds from each on the same day.

When I got back home, the Glock barrel came clean with a nylon bore brush, but the Beretta barrel was fouled so badly I had to use a steel wool wrapped brass bore brush. I've never bought another plated bullet since.

the only drawback of plated is higher speed my last order had a warning to keep velocity of the 230grn under 1000fps or fouling can occur. not sure what the rating for 38cal is

CA357 11-14-2010 05:34 AM

I understand plating cases for easier feeding and ejection, but what is the point of plating bullets?

JonM 11-14-2010 05:48 AM

it was originally created to cheaply comply with range restrictions on indoor ranges that wouldnt allow exposed lead base bullets and outdoor range restrictions on exposed lead bullets. electrolysis is a very cheap way to cover lead bullets. they are only slightly more pricey than lead cast bullets and can be used in lead free indoor ranges.

personally i like em cuz i dont have to handle lead as much or wear gloves to do so. heavy metal poisoning sucks.

CA357 11-14-2010 07:04 AM

I see, thanks.

hogrider 11-14-2010 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 386020)
my reloading for 45acp is almost exclusively 230 grn fmj plated bullets. i have found them to be every bit as or not more accurate than the standard jacketed rounds. i really like the fact they have plated bases and i dont have to worry about lead contact as much.

Make that two for plated bullets in .45acp. I have not had any problems with them.


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