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Accurate Load for 165g Rainier Plated Bullits.

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by JayAlonG2910mm, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. JayAlonG2910mm


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    Mar 28, 2010

    For the life of me I can not get these to fly straight. My other load is a Hornidy 155g JHP and shoots like a laser!

    Does anyone have a good accurate load for these?

    I have a stockpile of Bullseye and 800x, but I am not opposed to getting a more suitable powder.
  2. preventec47


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    May 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I dont have any experience with the plated
    bullets but I have read elsewhere that because
    of the thinner and softer copper coating that
    the velocities should be kept down to lead
    bullet type loads. The theory seems to be
    that higher velocities tend to peel the copper
    coatings off which would make for a ragged
    projectile and obviously spread the groups out.

    I dont know how it all works, perhaps the rifling
    grabs at the copper coating much like stripping
    soft lead off of cast bullets.

    On the other hand, I have heard that Precision
    Delta and XTREME bullets had pretty tough
    copper plating compared to Zero and Berry's etc
    and could be loaded hotter.

    Tell us what you mean by inferior accuracy
    compared to XTP 155 bullets? ( I assume group
    sizes )
    Were you shooting at pretty hi velocities?

    Since I caint hit nuthing anyway it usually
    dont make no differnce to me. Sometimes makes
    me a BETTER shot :)
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010