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Old August 15, 2011, 11:41 AM   #11
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Quote: Mike have been very helpful with me.

Pumping up Vel's will cause leading generally at Velosities over 1000 FPS -- at least for me in my S&W 586 .357. This is easily taken care of by using a couple of strands of Chore Boy copper strands taken from a pad and wrapped around your brass bore cleaner. Mike suggested and it works.
I buy bullets from Mike too and have been very happy with them. Use 158 grain SWC or RNFP and you should be able to run them with full-power magnum loads using a middle-speed powder like Herco or AA#7 without much leading. I haven't tried really running up the velocity with max loads of W296 or 2400 yet, or shooting them from a carbine. They might need a thin coating of liquid Alox lube added (in addition to their hard wax lube) for that.

I've also been casting my own bullets; lately I've been shooting a lot of 148 grain DEWC's loaded with 7.0 grains of WSF powder. That's maybe a .357 Sig equivalent load -- a big step up from .38 Special and a small step down from most .357 Magnum loads. Cheap to load and lots of fun to shoot.
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