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Old March 13, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone shoots moly bullets anymore ? I've had good luck with vmax moly in the past gonna start reloading 308 wondering if moly was still a good option ?
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Old March 13, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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It's not in vogue anymore due to issues that have cropped up over barrel corrosion and inefficient use of powder. The general consensus is to not use moly coated bullets.
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Old March 14, 2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I switched to Hex Boron Nitride (hBN) Bullet Coating. That being said,
I never experienced any of the problems with corrosion associated with Moly.
I still plate some of the smaller stuff like .221 fire-ball and 256 wm. with moly though.
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Old March 14, 2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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I have been using Moly for over 10 years.

I have gone through 3 stages of evolution as to how I coat the bullets, but in the rifle, I do not have problems.

It boils down to a trade off.
How much time fooling with Copper fouling vs how much time fooling with moly.

Moly is no where near as helpful as buying a select match barrel with a bore that looks like a mirror.
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