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jbisky
April 19, 2013, 05:21 PM
whats your recipe for 230gr plated bullet using titegroup. Ooops! sorry yes .45 acp

obvious or not all Im asking for is your experience and what you load.so if you have input that would be great if not please dont reply with scrutiny please.
230gr plated bullets from rocky mountain reloading. no other description on the package.

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JRH6856
April 19, 2013, 05:25 PM
what caliber?

Beentown
April 19, 2013, 05:27 PM
230 gr pill...I am guessing 45ACP

JRH6856
April 19, 2013, 05:44 PM
I try not to guess about load data. Even when the answer is somewhat obvious. :scrutiny:

tightgroup tiger
April 19, 2013, 06:29 PM
And we don't know what brand of plated bullets.

All manufacturers of plated bullets plate them at different thicknesses.

Raniers says lead data for their plate bullets while Berry's say low to middle jacketed data for theirs because Berry's plating is thicker.

Extreme plated bullets is even thicker then Berry's so how can we answer your question as it's posted.

bds
April 19, 2013, 08:46 PM
Here's copper plating thickness comparison - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=8835480#post8835480
Speer TMJ: .015"
X-Treme: .010" - .012"
PowerBond/HSM: .010" - .011"
Berry's Thick Plated (TP): .012"
Berry's regular: .006" - .008" (thickness varies for caliber)
Rainier: .004"
I used lead load data for Rainier plated bullets with good results. If I drove them harder, I started to lose accuracy.

I used lead load data or start-to-mid range jacketed load data for Berry's regular plated bullets with good results. I used jacketed load data with Berry's Thicker Plated (TP), HSM, PowerBond, Speer Gold Dot/TMJ and X-Treme bullets with good results.

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