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Old 11-14-2010, 11:54 PM   #21
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Ive reloaded Berry's and Ranier plated in 9mm, 10mm, 45acp and .40.

No problems at all.

I load them to specs for copper jacket bullets and have not had any separation or fouling issues.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:28 PM   #22
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Prevailing wisdom is to use cast bullet loading powder charges when loading plated bullets.

Gold Dots are actually plated, but plated thicker than Berry's or Ranier so they act like jacketed bullets. Speer is now making plated rifle bullets. The plating is even thicker to withstand the higher pressures/velocities/stresses of rifle cartridges.

As long as you are reasonable with your loads, plated bullets are fine.
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