I am sure there will be someone that disagrees but the Lubalox coating does work very well for reducing fouling. I have compared the amount of "blue" I can get out of my barrel after a day of shooting regular jacketed and the Silvertip CTs and there is a substantial difference. Same # of rounds fired, same velocity, in the same gun. So all other attributes aside the CT Silvertips work. Given their design I think they are good bullets to use as long as impact velocities don't get too high and if you are shooting at a range suitable to benefit from the boat tail.
Given the ranges I shoot at the most I use flat base bullets, they tend to group better for me @ 100 yards. But I always will try the Silvertips first when working up a load.
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