30 caliber bullets


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kestak
November 12, 2008, 06:48 AM
Greetings,

Never reloaded for rifles before but an experienced friend will help me (reloaded plenty for handguns however).

My question is simple: It is for plinking. Should I go with FMJ bullets or berrys plated bullets? The cost is 70$ more for the FMJ bullets. Please, give me your best shot of what kind of problem I can get with Berrys bullets compared to FMJ.

Thank you

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Walkalong
November 12, 2008, 08:55 AM
What caliber? What velocity are you looking to push them?

kestak
November 12, 2008, 09:06 AM
Greetings,

I am planning to use those in 7.5swiss (K31) and 308NATO (Ishapore Enfield).

I am using Ramshot Tac and the velocity in the book is betwwen 2600-2900 depending of the load.

Thank you

Sunray
November 12, 2008, 01:50 PM
Plated bullets are loaded using cast bullet data. FMJ's with jacketed bullet data. Hence your velocities will be lower with a plated bullet. That's not a bad thing for a plinking round though. Mind you, your rifles may not like plated bullets.

rcmodel
November 12, 2008, 01:55 PM
Berry only offers three rifle bullets in .30 caliber.

One is a 110 grain for the M1 Carbine at 1,900 FPS, one is a 110 grain for reduced loads in 7.62x39, and one is a 150 grain for the 30-30 at about the same speed.

If you intend to load the .308 and 7.5 Swiss to full power, you will need to use jacketed bullets.

kestak
November 12, 2008, 01:56 PM
Greetings,

Oh! I thought those were right for what I wanted to do. That makes my choice simple then.

Thank you

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