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Thread: Coated bullet question

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    I've loaded thousands of poly coated bullets from Badman Bullets... on both Dillon and commercial loading machines, and they are cheaper than jacketed or plated, and load and shoot just as clean.
    If it isn't durable, it isn't reliable.

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    They use a 92/6/2 alloy. Hornady uses 94/6 alloy. They aren't that soft.
    I run up to HOT .38 Super, but don't have chrono.
    Remember, they can swage copper, so any lead alloy is swappable.
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    I ordered a sample from Badman just now..never heard of them.

    They newly offer a 185gn .452 H&G 130. 92/6/2 is right in the neighborhood for me with a bhn of 15-16.

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    I used to sized and lube with white label 50/50 and it done well but in the last year I have switched to Hi-Tek coating and have never looked back. No more sticky bullets and a lot cleaner and no smoke. Pm me if you want more information.

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    I loaded and shot 50 rds of Missouri bullets with hi-tek coating....they seated with much less force on the press and the barrel squeaky clean, all I had to remove was powder residue.

    Ill try the Badman samples next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawadc95 View Post
    ....they seated with much less force on the press. . .
    What do you think that means with regard to the case's grip on the bullet?
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]

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    I have no problem with the case holding on to the bullet. I have using Hi-tek for quite sometime now and really like it.

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    I wondered that myself.

    So, the next trip out I will be using the same cartridge as the first inserted in 5 mag loads and will measure after 5 shots from each mag load (it won't be chambered yet) to see if bouncing around upsets the apple cart.

    I VISUALLY checked a few that had been chambered and found no apparent gross movements, no calipers used.
    Last edited by Tawadc95; 22nd February 2017 at 23:43.


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    Here's how to test case grip safely without going to the range: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...v-gq9tAlI/edit

    FWIW, when I seat my cast bullets, I expect to feel a fair amount of resistance in the press handle. If I don't feel it, something is wrong and it's almost always a split case.
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]

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    I put together a dummy round.

    Starting COL WAS 1.1585 with a 185 gn H&G 130.

    Six slingshot loads, measured after each one and finishing COL was 1.1585

    Cool nosedive post...I wonder if Mr. Browning anticipated such a phenomenon?
    Last edited by Tawadc95; 23rd February 2017 at 21:53.


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