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Evan
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Posted - February 25 2017 :  8:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
if it ok to reload ammo using plated lead bullets in a Glock?

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Malcolm
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Posted - February 25 2017 :  9:59:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been doing it for years.

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jle3030
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Posted - February 26 2017 :  05:53:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is off he top of my head and subject to correction. The article I read said to use the lead bullet reloading data; not jacketed. Also, over a certain velocity, the plating starts to flake/break down. I THINK it said to hold the velocity to 1000 fps or less, but you should probably fact check that. That was general information. I don't recall that Glocks were specifically mentioned.

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ASCTLC
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Posted - February 26 2017 :  07:26:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I shot plated in my G19 for years too Evan. No issues at all.
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Russ Larges
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Posted - February 26 2017 :  07:38:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been shooting plated bullets in 9mm Glocks for years with no trouble. You do want to keep velocity in the mid to upper cast bullet speeds, at least that is what is recommended. I have had some trouble with Rainier bullets when I pushed them to fast, keyholes at ten yards, but when I slowed them down they worked well.
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Chris Christian
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Posted - February 26 2017 :  08:41:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Xtreme Bullets offers a heavy plated version. I have used them with excellent success. A key to accuracy with plated bullets is to use lead bullet loading data and not over crimp. Too heavy a crimp can damage the plating and lead to flaking. A moderate taper crimp is all that's needed.

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Evan
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Posted - February 26 2017 :  09:19:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks, again. I've a pile of lead bullets in .40 that I'm sure will be fine in the collapsible clown but not in the G22.

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Frogfoot
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Posted - April 28 2017 :  11:51:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I'm not mistaken, Rainier's literature says to keep the bullet speeds at 1500fps or lower with their and Berry's says to keep theirs at 1250fps or lower.

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zeke
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Posted - April 29 2017 :  05:33:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shooting rainer 155's through .40 KT 2000 at 1300 fps fouled up the barrel pretty good. Am usually sticking to plated/jacketed in 40 S&W.
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