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Offline Dan_69GTX

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When some coating gets scratched off while loading a coated bullet  - what happens when the cartridge is fired?

Does it just start to lead up the barrel?
Does it affect accuracy?
Does it affect the pressure?

Just curious since I'm new to coated bullets and didn't find anything regarding this.

Thanks!
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Re: What happens when some coating is scratched off of a coated bullet?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 01:31:47 PM »
I don't know for sure, but I suspect it simply becomes an unlubricated lead bullet with a likelihood of heavy leading from that one small area that was skinned of its coating.

The Hi-Tek coating is really pretty strong. You'd need to really mess up to scrape enough of it off to have a bad effect.

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Re: What happens when some coating is scratched off of a coated bullet?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 01:43:29 PM »
Yes it can lead your bore to avoid the problem you need more case mouth bell than for a regular  lead bullet and no crimp just remove the bell with a taper crimp die.

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Re: What happens when some coating is scratched off of a coated bullet?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 01:52:41 PM »
Thanks!  I was just curious.  Nothing scraped off of any I seated then pulled.  Just wondering ....

I need to finish my ladders and get an hour of good light to go test my new ACME loads.
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