Jacketed vs leads


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kestak
November 26, 2007, 07:22 AM
Greetings,

2 questions:

- What is the rule of thumb with bullets and powder charge between jacketed and hard cast lead: Do you put more grains of powder with a hard cast lead?

- The famous xtp we see everywhere. Can I use that data as a jacketed?

Thank you

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RustyFN
November 26, 2007, 07:35 AM
My suggestion would be to buy a manual. They will explain it in there and give you the recomended powder charges.
Rusty

Grumulkin
November 26, 2007, 10:48 AM
If you don't have a manual, go to:

http://www.hodgon.com/

That will give you a bunch of loads.

As for the Hornady XTP question, I use jacketed bullet data for that one.

Wildfire
November 27, 2007, 01:30 AM
You need the book. XTPs are jacketed. Jacketed rounds can be pushed harder as a rule. Any cast bullet will cause leading if pushed to high velocity.
But the manual is a must.

The Bushmaster
November 27, 2007, 11:05 AM
Manual, manual, manual...Read, read, read...And all, or most, questions will be answered...:)

JoeHatley
November 27, 2007, 03:59 PM
What is the rule of thumb

+1

Buy a manual for the componets you are using.

Joe

kestak
November 27, 2007, 07:03 PM
Greetings,

I have the book.
I have the booooooook! (Speer #14) :D

I also have litterally hundreds of data pages printed from the web. I never do a load at least I have at least 3 sources confirming it and even then, I ask the question in a few boards to make sure.

I am often confused and often what is written is not clear for my simple brain. :what:

So I ask questions. Some are clever, some are dumbs. :banghead:

Thank you

zxcvbob
November 27, 2007, 07:16 PM
The rule of thumb is to find data for the closest bullet you can, and start with the *minimum* charge for that bullet and work up until you get to the most accurate combination for your gun.

rcmodel
November 27, 2007, 07:18 PM
To answer your question, lead bullets will give higher velocity then jacketed bullets with the same powder charge due to less bore friction.

They also can sometimes handle slightly higher powder charges then jacketed bullets of the same weight, for the same reason.

You can't depend on it for converting loading data from one to the other type of bullet though.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/1224.gif
rcmodel

scrat
November 27, 2007, 10:45 PM
did you check here

http://www.reloadammo.com/reload.htm

also as stated always start off low very low with cast bullets. going to the max can also leed to serious leading of the barrel. you need to find the right combination. i usually start of 10% lower than the minimum amount for cast bullet when trying a new load.

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