Since I assume these are purchased commercial bullets, I leave alone the factors already discussed above regarding bullet diameter and hardness, since I assume you've got a lot of already purchased bullets to use up and need to find a good load.Blizzard":zg0qrip8 said:With the current ammo shortage I have begun to reload some hard lead unjacketed / unplated bullets.
Blizzard":zg0qrip8 said:What advice can you give me to minimize leadiing and what do you use to clean lead out of your barrel ??
pisgah":2e6q1smw said:bullets are of proper hardness and size, with sufficient lube, they can be driven to at least 1250 fps or so in appropriate cartridges with very little to no leading.
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I've fired as many as 100 rounds in a session
I fire 158 gr. lead swc bullets to nearly 1400 fps in my S&W Highway Patrolman and even after 50 rounds have lead that takes no more than 10 or 15 strokes with a bronze bore brush to get out. I've fired as many as 100 rounds in a session with no cleaning or deterioration of accuracy, and still had a quick, easy cleanup afterward. To me, this is how lead bullet shooting can and should be, done right.