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Old July 12, 2001, 09:50 AM   #1
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Barrel wear w/ plated bullet

Are copper-plated bullets (like Berrys, for example)
as easy on the bore as a plain lead bullet?

Thanks.
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Old July 12, 2001, 10:00 AM   #2
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Thin plated bullets are almost as soft as lead, and are usually loaded with lead bullet data. However, even years of jacketed stuff won't wear out most pistol barrels. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Old July 12, 2001, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hot corrosive gasses much harder on barrel than jacketed or plated bullet. Like Poodle Shooter said, not to worry.
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Old July 12, 2001, 05:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys!
I'll keep using the Berry's
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Old July 13, 2001, 12:53 AM   #5
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When I got my first Blackhawk (in .357mag, circa 1980), my bro & I ran a box & a half of Winchester plated bullets through it (without ear protection, but that's another story). The bullets' plating was much like that found on "copper" .22LR. I soaked & scrubbed that barrel for DAYS on end, thought I'd NEVER get the fouling out of it, darn near gave it up for lost. After probably 50 vigorous scrubdowns, I finally got it all out. The other half box of ammo went in the canal.
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Old July 13, 2001, 04:36 PM   #6
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West Coast Bullet puts a thick plating on theirs that is almost as thick as a jacketed bullet. I've shot lots of them in .45 and 9mm and haven't had any problems yet.
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