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Old March 3, 2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Pulled plated bullets

I recently loaded a batch of .45 plated HBRN a little light, so they didn't cycle the action in either of my pistols. I've started pulling them, and they are all in good condition, but you can see where the case had pressed on the bullet during final sizing. Is there any reason not to reuse these bullets? I couldn't take a picture good enough to see anything visible in the bullets.
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Old March 3, 2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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I've reused plated bullets that I've pulled. It seems the only marks tend to be from the crimp, but I'd just check the diameter where they were seated. I'm sure they would be fine to reuse.
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Old March 3, 2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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No problem in using pulled plated bullets. The little grove from the crimp should be no issue.

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Old March 3, 2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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Tonight I was showing a buddy of mine how to load .40S&W loads, and I then switched to my .45acp turret to show how easy it was to change calibers. I loaded a pulled plated bullet and everything measured on the money.
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Old March 3, 2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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Your rifling is going to do way more damage then your crimp ever could. Load them up.
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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I figured that it shouldn't be an issue, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks for the help.
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