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Leading in stock barrel w/plated bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dmit, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. dmit

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    Has anyone experienced leading with the Remington UMC bulk pack rounds (180gr flat point) that are sold at Walmart. Shot half a box or so ( 150+ ) and looked at the barrel and had a considerable amount of leading. Is this common for these plated rounds??
     
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  2. HAMMERHEAD

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    Probably just run of the mill fouling. It can be very stubborn in Glock barrels for some reason.
     


  3. kaech

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    Yeah I've found the same with federal 180gr. Hard to get out

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  4. dmit

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    Just got back from the range after shooting my reloads with Power Bond 180's w/ 231 powder and no lead. Chronographs at 906 - 912 fps. I have shot the Fed .40's ( WM5223 ) from Walmart with no leading but the Rem UMC's are just terrible.Thanks for your replies guys.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Properly loaded plated should not lead. Are you sure it was lead and not just fouling. Leading will come out in slivers and streaks.
     
  6. dkf

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    The descriptions that I have seen for the UMC yellow 250 round bulk packs in .40 say the bullet is jacketed. I don't see how you are going to get leading with a jacketed bullet. Maybe some minor copper fouling or powder residue buildup in the barrel. Try a good cleaner that will dissolve copper.
     
  7. countrygun

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    I didn't know Remington was using plated bullets in their bulk packs. I have them in 9mm and .45 and they are jacketed.
     
  8. fredj338

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    I agree, probably NOT leading w/ a plated or jacketed bullet. Loaded incorrectly, plated can lead, if the plating gets broken by over crimping. UMC is really poor ammo, could just be heavy carbon fouling you are seeing.
     
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  9. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I have never had leading with lead, plated or jacketed bullets. Most of those I shoot are my own reloads.
    I have reloaded for 10mm, 40 S&W and 9mm Glocks.
     
  10. dmit

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    I believe I have discovered what had happened. I found that I had the shell plate in my Dillon 550 too loose and I would get a case that would catch on some part of the die and curl the mouth in a bit thus scraping the coating on the bullet. I am watching the cases mutch closer now.
     

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  11. ModGlock17

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    Screw the charge drop die in a bit, may 10-20 degrees of rotation, so it flares the case mouth more.


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  12. Ski2me

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    Sorry, posted in the wrong place.
     
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