The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 18, 2013, 01:31 PM   #26
Nick_C_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Taxifornia
Posts: 1,950
I never really gave it much thought because I only use plated bullets with semi-auto's that use a taper crimp.

All my revolver stuff is jacketed (and straight lead, of course).

It's not a rule of mine or anything; just never bought any plated revolver bullets before. As I'm thinking of it now though, I'd probably shy away from doing so.
__________________
If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck." -- Allen West, quoting Marine 1st Sgt Jim Reinfinger
Nick_C_S is offline  
Old August 18, 2013, 06:02 PM   #27
Hammerhead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,564
I just got back from shooting some more Rainier .357/158 FP's in my GP100 with 6.5 grains of SR-4765, WSPM magnum primers and a firm crimp. Enough crimp that you could see the bullet deform slightly at the case mouth. Excellent performance, no fouling at all, copper, lead or other. Should have been right around 1,000 fps.
Rainiers and Berry's are both very good bullets as long as you handle them right and don't load them too light or too heavy.
Hammerhead is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06294 seconds with 7 queries