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    A really good post on leading....

    (from another site) Mods, I didn't see anything about posting other sites - if this is wrong, please lock the thread and allow the bailiff to whack my............

    http://reloadersnest.com/forum/topic...65&whichpage=1


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    Re: A really good post on leading....

    Here is a link to one of several articles that changed my thinking on bullet hardness. All of the info I found, says that harder bullets are the primary cause of leading. I don't shoot 9mm, but I have shot Missouri Bullet Target Grade (12 BH according to them ) in 38 - 357- 40- 45LC- 45 acp without excessive leading. All these loads were reloaded from wimp to max at one time or another.
    http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletAlloy.htm
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    Re: A really good post on leading....

    I have been loading 147gn ranier hjp using 3.3 Universal powder with a 1.115 to
    1.123 oal. Its plenty peppy but very controllable when double tapping.

    The shortage of these bullets has driven me to a truncated 147gn Montana Gold
    bullet. I loaded 100 tonight and need to test them to see if the same specs will
    work for it.

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    Re: A really good post on leading....

    You cant lay the blame on leading to hard bullets, too many factors involved. Bore dia., powder speed, bullet hardness, powder charge, barrel roughness and on and on.
    No easy answers just use common sense and reload for 40 years, then it seems like reloading questions and answers get simple, "As in I could be anything causing it".

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    Re: A really good post on leading....

    First rule of cast bullets is, SLUG YOUR BORE. the cast bullets have to be fitted to the bore. NO 2 bores are exactly the same. I cast for my guns & have several sizers for each bullet. The poster's first mistake was to think the lead bullets act like jacketed.
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