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Old 11-14-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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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



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



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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!!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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I see, thanks.

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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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