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encapsulated bullet

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by .45 guy, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. .45 guy

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    I was looking through ny Hornady manual. They list a lot of FMJ ENC 'encapsulated' bullets. Is there any difference between these and just plain FMJ, as it relates to reloading?
     
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    FMJ's usually have an exposed lead base... I think what they men by FMJ ENC 'encapsulated' bullets is the same as CMJ "complete metal jacket" where the bullet is totally jacket and the base filled... no lead exposed.
     

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    Yeah, I understand that. Does it matter as far as reloading goes? I was just wondering if it matters at all.
     
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    In regards to powder charges or method of loading it is all the same.
    The FMJ will smoke a little more with some powders as opposed to the CMJ is about the only difference. I have shot lots of MG CMJ in .40 180g with TG and with that powder it made a very notable difference in the smoke compared to the FMJ. PD bullets are all FMJ.
     
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    I appreciate the explanation. Thanks.