re: coated boolits
I have tried them in 41 mag; extensively in 10mm and a few in 45 acp. I don't like the way they smell; otherwise performance is at least adequate. One of my very best all time 10mm groups was coated 180g. Still they stink too much to me.
Range results today focused on 8" falling plate rack @ 25 yards; 6" vertical swinging plates @ 30 yards; 12" round at 60 yards.
Good enough accuracy that any misses directly my own error. No failures of any kind.
recipe from R Lee 2nd Edition Handloading
Load: 124g Berry plated RN; N350 5.5g @ 1135 fps; OAL 1.142; .356; if I recall details.
Recoil seemed essentially identical to factory Blazer 124.
This was abbreviated test batch prior to larger practice lot.
Next time will get some paper targets for finer accuracy feedback.
After 150 rounds was going to clean the G34. Broke down....nothing to clean!!!
Rainy day tomorrow, will fill a few more cases.