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Coated lead in Glocks?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by J Lee, May 17, 2014.

  1. J Lee

    J Lee Silver Member

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    Before I buy 40 cal coated lead bullets, should I get an aftermaket barrel for my G23? Just wondering if anyone has had leading issues using bullets with the Hi-Tek coating.
     
  2. unclebob

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    I have been using the Bayou bullets in 9mm, and 45acp with no problems in stock barrels.
     


  3. WeeWilly

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    I have shot SNS coated through my G21SF stock barrel and my G29/29SF stock barrels. No lead anywhere.

    But then, I shoot lead from most of my stock barrels, the only leading I have seen that was any worst than a similar traditional rifled barrel was when I was way out of bounds loading some nuclear 45 Supers, otherwise I have not seen anything to dissuade me from shooting lead from my stock Glock barrels.
     
  4. J Lee

    J Lee Silver Member

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    Thanks for the help. Going to give the SNS 180s a try.
     
  5. FLSlim

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    Same here & success with BBI as well.



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  6. SJ 40

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    I've always shot traditionally lubed cast bullets from my OEM barrels with no associated problems. SJ 40
     
  7. unclebob

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    Trouble is they produce to much smoke.
     
  8. WeeWilly

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    Also give the 175gr LSWC a try, they make such nice round holes... ;). That is what I load almost exclusively for my 40/10 target loads.
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    I like Bayou Bullets (with the green coating) a lot. No issues shooting through any of my Glocks.
     
  10. SJ 40

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    Too much smoke,not to a black powder cartridge shooter they are down right,well Smokeless,Almost. :supergrin: SJ 40
     
  11. ken grant

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    No matter what I do, my .40 Glocks will not work well with LSWC bullets.

    The extracting empty catches on the LSWC shoulder of the feeding rd. and fails to eject. You can see the marks on the bullet.
     
  12. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I have shot lead thru many Glocks and coated lead thru a gen4 G19 with no problems. I have not seen a need for an aftermarket barrel as long as you keep it sane.
     
  13. WeeWilly

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    Interesting, I have read others that have had problems with LSWC profiles in various Glock models.

    I load the 175gr LSWC in both 40 and 10 versions, but I only shoot them from my G29 and G20, I don't have a 40 chambered Glock. I suppose maybe the longer magazine allows the round to set back far enough to clear the fired case when extracting.

    I shoot 200gr LSWC from my G21 as well, flawless function, but I have read others that have problems with this combination as well. I suspect the issues guys have with the 45 auto version is likely more seating depth and crimp issues.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  14. Photoman642

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    I agree. I shot a lot of moly coated bullets and they smoke like an old locomotive. Not good for indoor ranges! :)
     
  15. ken grant

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  16. unclebob

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    That just shows you how bad the ventilation system is at that indoor range. If it does not clear out the smoke I would not be using that range.
     
  17. mboylan

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    Depends on what powder you are using. Titegroup lays down a smoke screen. WSF, not so much. VV N320 burns cool for such a fast powder.
     
  18. mboylan

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    If you are using TiteGroup yeah. It burns hotter than anything else. Try a cooler burning powder with BBI or Bayou instead of normal moly. I have no smoke issues with WSF, Alliant E3 or VV N320.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  19. unclebob

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    I have been using 3.7 of WSF with the 147 gr. Bayou bullet.
    I have been and ROed too many Glock matches where people use plan lead bullets and when there is no breeze you can’t hardly even see the targets for all of the smoke. When I use up my X-Treme 185gr and 200gr. 45 bullets I will be going to the 200gr.RN Bayou bullet probably using 231, Or Clays.
    I tried the Blue bullets with the powder coating. You could see chunks of the powder coating flying around when the bullet left the barrel.
    I have only shot a little over 2000 of the Bayou bullets. No leading and no difference from smoke between the Bayou bullets and the X-Treme bullets
     
  20. PCJim

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    I've been shooting the 229-40 almost exclusively for the past year with 155gr LSWC over WST. The bullets have a blue lube; haven't asked my supplier what lube he's using. There is some smoke, but not enough to complain about.

    Down in my neck of the river of grass, we kinda consider the smoke as a means to help keep the skeeters at bay.