Coated Bullets

Michael J. Spangler

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Coated are the new norm.
Anything Hi-Tek is awesome.
Most of the big casting companies now offer coated.
Super clean and easy to work with. No sticky lube and very very low if any smoke at all.
No leading. I push 357 with max loads from a carbine (1700 fps with my bullet and powder combo) with no leading and its accurate.
As suggested above check the reloading forum and check the NES annual cast bullet seminar threads I started. You can see links back for years and there is tons of info on the coated bullets in there.
 

Dennis in MA

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Back in the day, I used somethingorother in my .40's. Damned if I recall what they were. They might have been blue-colored, but not "Blue Bullets".

They worked as advertised. I also used them copper-coated ones. Berry's, I think. Worked fine as well. Looked prettier. The targets never seemed to care one way or the other.

A quick check of 9mm shows that Berry's is only $10/K more than Blue Bullet. I recall a similar not-too-large difference back in the day. (I actually think I used Copper coated for 45 and polymer-coated for 40.)
 

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A quick check of 9mm shows that Berry's is only $10/K more than Blue Bullet. I recall a similar not-too-large difference back in the day. (I actually think I used Copper coated for 45 and polymer-coated for 40.)
There's a bunch of coupon codes floating around to get 5% off which helps. I bought one of their jerseys/patch to qualify for their sponsorship program so they give 10% off which is nice. They're significantly cheaper than berry's, for me anyway. I think my last order was 6 cents per bullet. Not bad.
 

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I use ibejiheads and love them. I will say I've found them slightly underweight at times by up to .8 gr. Doesn't really matter unless you're really riding the PF line. I also used Bayous for a while which were great and consistently a couple tenths of a grain overweight, which they do intentionally. I found Bayous to be a bit smokier using Titegroup than the Ibejis, but it was nothing that would keep me from ordering them again.
 
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