The Firing Line Forums

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 31, 2014, 01:34 PM   #26
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 17,338
The main issue with "naked" cast bullets in a gas operated gun is lead and bullet lube building up and clogging the gas port, or some other part of the gas system., turning your gas operation into a manually operated repeater.

Some guns allow for fairly simple disassembly so the port can be accessed and cleaned, others do not.

AND, this assumes that you are running the cast bullets below the approx. 2200fps limit. At that level, even using the best lead alloy for high speeds and gas checks, you begin to get leading, and going any faster simply means more lead in your barrel every shot.

As I have said, plated bullets in rifles are a mystery to me, but it may be possible they will work acceptably well. It is also just as possible that they won't.

You may not think you are rich, but the money you have in the guns on order is probably more than I will see in the next five years put together, so I call that rich! Congratulations on being able to afford them!

I fully understand your desire to keep the ammo cost down. But I don't know if plated bullets is the right way to do it, for your M60. My gut says its not.

You might consider making a large order for regular 150gr ball slugs. Or at least find out what kind of price break might be possible (if any), if you order 10K, 50k or 100k at a time. We know those bullets will work.

I have extensive experience with the M60 as an Army Small Arms Repairman in the 1970s. The older guns have ...issues. Once you have the gun in hand, and can tell/show me the difference in the more modern upgrades, I'd be happy to share what I know about them, as applicable.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
44 AMP is offline  
Old March 31, 2014, 05:40 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: September 28, 2013
Posts: 1,840
Plated bullets stand somewhere between cast and jacketed bullets. It may work. Why not buy a batch of 250 pcs from xtreme and try it out? If it doesn't work and you have no other use of the bullets, I will be glad to pay you the shipping cost to ship them my way
tangolima is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 02:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05371 seconds with 7 queries