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Old August 9, 2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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load data with fmj and plated

With my 45, can I use the same fmj data with for plated bullets?
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Old August 9, 2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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I do with Berry's bullets. Never a problem so far but I haven't tried max loads.
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Old August 9, 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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http://www.berrysmfg.com/faq-q9-c1-H...d_Bullets.aspx

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Old August 9, 2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Not all plated bullets are made to the same standard. The safe answer is no - you use lead data for plated bullets.
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Old August 9, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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So as long as im using cast data, can i still get them up to higher velocities? (850-900fps)
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Old August 9, 2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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Use Cast bullet data only. Also, watch the amount of crimp. The coating is easy to break through.

If you use lead bullet data, that means velocity is not as high as jacketed slugs.

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Old August 10, 2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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This is a .45 im loading for so I don't think velocity will be too much in any case
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Old August 10, 2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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Rainier recommends using lead data, Berrys recommends jacketed. It doesn't really matter because 45acp isn't going to go above the velocity window recommended by either maker. Generally you want to stay below 1200 FPS, no problem for 45acp. A slight taper crimp is all you need for the cartridge anyway and you aren't going to crack the plating doing that.
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Old August 10, 2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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Rainier recommends using lead data, Berrys recommends jacketed. It doesn't really matter because 45acp isn't going to go above the velocity window recommended by either maker. Generally you want to stay below 1200 FPS, no problem for 45acp. A slight taper crimp is all you need for the cartridge anyway and you aren't going to crack the plating doing that.
For 45 they recommend not exceeding 850 to 900 FPS not 1200.
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Old August 10, 2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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Do you mean they don't recommend not exceeding 850-900?
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Old August 10, 2012, 03:23 PM   #11
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Straight from Berrys website...

FAQ: How fast can I shoot these bullets?

Velocities depend on the caliber, but as a rule of thumb, we recommend you don't shoot our plated bullets over 1250 feet-per-second. Our 44's actually shoot best around 1150 fps. 45's are generally good at 850-900 fps. Our bullets are not recommended for magnum velocities over 1250fps unless the bullet description denotes a thick plated bullet with a higher listed maximum for velocity.

http://www.berrysmfg.com/faq-q10-c1-...e_bullets.aspx

The recommendation is that you shoot their .452 bullets at 850-900fps not that if you exceed it you will have problems.
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