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Moly coated bullets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by IheartGUNS, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth it? Some say it does nothing, others say it helps. Is this like another ford vs chevy deal?
     
  2. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    they gum up my barrel I prefer without.
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I asked this same question of a very accomplished BR shooter (and pretty well known too) while at the range yesterday.

    His feeling is that sometimes you can make the bullet too slick. By doing so you don't get the proper burn on the powder as there is insufficient friction in the barrel. On the other hand, moly coated bullets can generate more speed for those that need it to make the trip past 1,000 yards.

    Some use it, some don't.
    Some will, Some won't.

    It's a matter of choice and depends on how much time you want to spend cleaning up your bore.

    BTW, Ted told this to me while he was making consecutive shots into the same hole at 300 yards.
     
  4. rrojohnso

    rrojohnso Vancouver, WA Member

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    The question of the hour - was Ted using Moly or traditional jacketed rounds?
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Ted was using regular jacketed rounds that he makes himself. Also carefully degreases them.

    The Ted I'm referring to is the Ted in this article (about half way through)

    World Record Nisqually Switch-Barrel


    In his words "I'm pushing 80 now" but he still shoots with the eye of an eagle. Great guy to know and learn from. Just ask and he'll share.
     
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