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    Cast, Plated, or Jacketed ??? A POLL

    Cast, Plated, or Jacketed ???

    With all the questions regarding the differing processes, loadings, pratices and results, and considering the economies of the various types, really, what is your persoal overall choice?

    And why do you choose that particular type bullet?

    I haven't had any exposure to plated or coated bullets, but that's OK fr me. I am a traditionalist, and either jacketed or cast (lubed and sized) cnventional bullets do it for me. There are sources close eough and economically favorable to my
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    I started using coated bullets last year and I really like them. They’re just cleaner. The coating is the lube, and there is very little leading. They shoot good too!
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    There's no poll posted yet, however I've mostly loaded plated RN bullets for pistol calibers up and including 44 Magnum. FMJ rules the roost for .223 and 300 BLK, with lead cast for 45-70 and 32 Winchester Special, the last being gas checked. I tried cast for 45 ACP and the smoke from the lube shooting indoors was a no go. Did some in .380 grain and those weren't as bad fume wise. I am on the verge of trying coated cast as long as they don't smell like burning tupperware.
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    I buy whatever's cheapest, except no steel case. My ammo is just going to fill the end of the range, so I don't need nothin' expensive.
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    I have reloaded all but use coated now days. I have had no problems with good coated bullets and they have been at least range accurate for me.
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    I cast my own and have since 1956, as an 11 year old. I've got my technique and alloy refined and all is well in my world of casting, sizing, loobing, loading and shooting. Not going to change at this late date. it ain't broke and I ain't gonna fix it till it is..........
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    For center fire rifles, I prefer jacketed bullets. I do, however, use some 405 grain coated cast bullets in my .45-70.

    For my revolvers, I am getting away from lubed cast bullets and all new purchases are the polymer coated cast bullets. I also use some plated bullets in my revolvers but for self-defense loads or magnum hunting loads, I stay with jacketed hollow point bullets.

    I only have one semi-auto center fire pistol and use plated or jacketed bullets in it.
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    depends on the weapon and how I load for it!
    pistols in 380, 9 MM, 38 Super, 10 MM and 45 acp I use plated projectiles.
    in the pistols for carry I use a modern jacketed HP or an all copper HP.
    in rilfes i use jacketed projectiles.
    in the 300 Blackout I load primary sub sonic and use mostly plated projectiles , although I do also have jacketed projectiles for super sonic loads.
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    For plinking coated or plated for defence jacketed.
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    For target shooting I load coated, used to use lead but coated are just as accurate and there is no lube to clean out of the dies. You can shoot them indoors without the need of a respirator. To get the most accuracy from coated like lead you need a heavier crimp than with jacketed. My .45 acp 200 gr. swc I crimp at .467 some shooters crimp to .463. Self defense loads I use jacketed hollow points.
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