jschweg Posted January 1, 2017 Share Posted January 1, 2017 This is more of a theory question than anything else, I just want to have a better understanding.Lead/Cast load data requires less powder due to both better sealing/conforming to the barrel and the less effort required to get the bullet going right? Okay, assuming that part is true, let's just say that 3 grains is the max safe lead load for X. For jacketed, it's 4 grains. So if the jacketed bullet is using more powder, and it's harder to get a jacketed bullet moving, wouldn't that create more pressure (not less) on a jacketed load? Why wouldn't 4 grains just blow the gun up?Secondly, coated bullets are all the rage now, and these coatings are pretty hard (obviously not as hard as a jacket though). As far as the reloading manuals go, everything is assuming uncoated lead or cast, the coatings aren't being taken into consideration yet. One would argue, or maybe not, that coated hard cast bullets are closer to jacketed now than anything else and that starting jacketed loads are fine for coated bullets.Thanks!Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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