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Old January 22, 2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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question about berry plated wadcutters

I am looking to try out a 2500 round run of wad cutters and was wondering if the plating makes the edges to round? do they still cut good clean holes like a lead wadcutter or are they more ragged?
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I have not used Berry's plated WCs but I have shot enough different cast bullets to feel confident in saying you will get good clean holes. IF the bullets are remotely close to square shouldered they will cut clean holes in paper.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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i have shot 100k+ of cast wadcutters but i dont know about the plated thats the info i am looking for.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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I have used a different brandslated wad cutters. You get nice round holes, just like lead ones
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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well that sounds promising. guess ill be hitting up the site for 3k bullets tomorrow.
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Old January 22, 2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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I have used Berry's plated wadcutters, bith HB and DE, and can confirm that they cut nice round holes in the target.
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Old January 23, 2012, 01:54 AM   #7
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I have used Berry's plated wadcutters and can confirm that they cut nice round holes in the target.
Same experience here, they work fine.
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Old January 23, 2012, 11:01 AM   #8
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thanks for the confirmation about them. I guess im a creature of habit and i was mad i cant get a lee mould for casting 32 s&w long wadcutters so i will buying them
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Old January 23, 2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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With the plated don't use them low lead powder charges. I know a lot of people like light shooting wadcutters with the plated be sure to step up the loads.
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:17 PM   #10
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i have no issue with shooting a little higher but i will do batches of 500 test rounds with different loads to see what the gun likes
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Old January 23, 2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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i have no issue with shooting a little higher but i will do batches of 500 test rounds with different loads to see what the gun likes
What Bossman is saying is that with plated bullets can you stick one in the barrel using some loads that work just fine for lead. Plated bullets have more friction than lead. Also, some plated loads that tested fine in short barrels will stick in long barrels. So use caution and pay attention if you are in the low end of lead loads.
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Old January 24, 2012, 11:20 PM   #12
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I knew you could use paper to patch bullets with, but I didn't know you could use berries to plate them with.



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Old January 25, 2012, 12:42 AM   #13
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I use a lot of Berry's and Rainier .38 wadcutters. They cut about as clean as most lead .38 wadcutters/HBWC's.
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