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Old 04-05-2018, 06:14 PM
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I'm new to this,just getting started reloading. thanks for reading. I'm thinking about using some mo. bullet co. 158gr coated semi wad cutters over 3.5-4.0 red dot and a fed 100 primer to kill steel plates and bowling pins. anyone see any red flags here? are coated bullets worth the money?
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:29 PM
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I use 3.1 of Bullseye with Bayou coated bullets and like them. Less smoke than with lead and ok accuracy. A little light in my opinion for bowling pins off a table though.
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:48 PM
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I use powder coated, Hi Tek coated, and VHT coated bullets. ALL leave no leading, none, nada, and leave the bore shinning like it was just polished. I also get slightly higher velocity from any of the above over using lubed cast bullets. I rarely use lubed bullets anymore, except for bullets in loops on the belt, I don't want to look like sissy with lipstick bullets.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:02 PM
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I think coated areca bargain. Clean shooting and accurate. Also can push them very hard if you desire without leading problems.
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I have shot a ton of SNS coated bullets and agree with what's been said already. Very little smoke and very clean to handle. And you never have to worry about getting a batch of bullets where half the lube has fallen out. My favorite load is a 158gr LSWC over 4.9 grains of titegroup. Pretty close to a maximum load but still very low pressure in a .357. Accurate in everything I own from 1 7/8" barrel up to an 8 3/8" barrel and not a lot of recoil. And speaking of lipstick bullets, I don't know why everyone seems to be going to a red coating. SNS used to be gold but they're red too now.

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Old 04-06-2018, 11:22 AM
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According to Alliant the max charge of Red Dot with that bullet should be 3.4gr for standard pressure and 3.8gr for +P pressures. If you go to 4.0 gr you will be above published limits. If you're looking for more velocity/energy for knocking down pins you will probably do better with a slower powder.
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Like ArchAngel said;you are very much in +P territory for .38Spl(do you shoot them in a .38 or in a .357?).
I too work with a slower burning powder when I get into the heavyweights(for the .38Spl).Easier and safer to work with.
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I am liking Accurate #5 with my coated 158 LSWC bullets.
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