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Old June 10, 2001, 11:32 PM   #1
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Anybody make .38 wadcutters...

that are copper washed, or fully plated? I just cranked off some lead today, and I CAN'T STAND the smoke and filth, even though I was outdoors. If there is no such beast, I'll restrict myself to the 158gr SWC. Thanks.
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Old June 11, 2001, 07:39 AM   #2
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I have not shot or reloaded these, but Berry's Manufacturing makes both a 148 grain DEWC and HBWC in .38/.357 that are copper plated. The one shop owner that I asked about them really liked them. Here is there web page from which you can order them:

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Old June 11, 2001, 08:40 AM   #3
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National Bullet makes a 148 gr. "Copperized" DEWC ($43.50/1000). I haven't used that particular bullet but their other Copperized bullets have about a 1/1000th inch thick copper plating.
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Old June 11, 2001, 05:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys.
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Old June 11, 2001, 09:34 PM   #5
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Victor -

-Perhaps try tumble-lube or hard lube- it is MUCH better for mess and smoke etc, easier on the pocket too...

Bad boys, bad boys...watcha goin' to do - watcha goin' to do when they come for YOU ?!
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Old June 11, 2001, 10:58 PM   #6
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i don't think tumble lube is the answer--i shoot thousands of lee tumle lube bullets and they smoke as much as anything--the hard lubes are better-hell i've picked up bullets at the range that still had it in the grooves...Dick
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