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Old 02-21-2012, 08:19 PM
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Anyone know where I can find reloading data for plated bullets in 40 s&w & 45 acp? Preferably that includes Accurate #5
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I would use lead bullet data.
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There are many books, Lee Modern Reloading is one, they list load data for plated bullets. If you're not sure, consult the maker.
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What kind of plated bullets will you be loading ? A 230 gr RN and a 230gr FP may seat at different depths in the case changing the load density, so the powder charge will be different.
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I would use lead bullet data.
That's right; Rainier specifically states this:

"Q6. What if I can't find load data for your bullets?

A. If you have a load for a cast lead bullet, that will transfer across the board as far as our bullets go. We recommend a starting powder charge directly between the listed minimum and maximum load."

If you haven't already got one, pick up a Lee Factory Crimp Die. You will be very pleased with the results when used with plated bullets.

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Anyone know where I can find reloading data for plated bullets in 40 s&w & 45 acp? Preferably that includes Accurate #5
use the same data as jacketed, I use 230 berry's plated i use the very same load for all jrn bullets in 230 grain
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Berry's says low to mid jacketed data. I think with the plated bullets to at lease use upper lead or lower jacketed load data. Never ever use low lead data.
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I used low lead data with an M14 and a Rainier plated WC. The bullet made it about 5 inches and stuck an inch from the end!
Also, it takes more pressure to seal a plated bullet. Accuracy was poor, even with bullets that made it all the way the target! Thats why I have not had good luck with Trail Boss and plated bullets, Berry's flat nose in this case. Poor accuracy, even with a full jigger of TB.

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