Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

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Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by jwitcher on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:08 pm

I'm just getting into reloading and I am starting out loading 9mm and .40 with the Xtreme plated bullets. Can I use the same load data as jacketed?

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by critt77matt on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:19 pm

most say to use lead data so the plate doesn't come off

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by coolpapaj on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:39 pm

I use the same load data but just cause I didn't know any better.
But haven't had any problems.

Guess I need to start worrying.

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by insignia100 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:58 pm

As I understand it you can use the low end jacketed bullet loads.

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by BigDaddyQ on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:22 pm

They are somewhere in between cast and jacketed. Since most of us load for power factor we aren't anywhere near the velocities to tear off the plating. Witcher I am using 3.4gr of titegroup in the 9mm and 4.3gr of universal clays in 40. I am about to switch to vihtavouri n340 in the 40. So once I get a load worked up for that I'll post it here.

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by jwitcher on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:54 am

Appreciate the help.

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by Reloader on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:18 am

In a 124 grain 9mm I use 3.6 Titegroup as this will function in Glock, H&K and Beretta.

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Re: Reloading with Xtreme Plated Bullets

Post by vblackwell on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:35 pm

I ordered 1000 X-Treme copper-plated 9mm 115gr RN bullets the other day to try them and see how they shot. I had heard several other people at our local range talk about how good they shoot. Other than taking several weeks to get here due to the back log of orders, I have no complaints. The bullets looked great. I had read several articals and load data that compare copper plated to jacketed, powder amounts and related things. I decided that since there are so many opinions out there about how to load them, I myself, would load them just like jacketed, since I would be under 1200 fps. 1200 fps seems to be the speed where the plating starts to tear off the bullet when its leaving the barrel from what I have read.

So, I loaded 25 test rounds using the X-Treme 9mm, 115 gr, RN bullet, over 4.2 gr of Universal Clays powder and used a Tula primer with a AOL of 1.100. This is the mid load for 115 gr RN out of the Hornady 8th Edition Manual and should give you about 1050 fps. I took these rounds to the range yesterday and shot them. Lucky for me, there was a gentleman there that had a chrono set up and let me shoot 5 rounds thru it to see what these rounds were actually doing. My 5 shot average speed was 1074 fps with a power factor of 123 out of my CZ Shodow with a 4.7 inch barrel. The recoil was very mild. Since I don't shoot USPSA and will only be shooting these bullets at steel targets and paper, Im not worried that the power factor was not higher. But I feel certain that with a little more powder, it would meet the 125 pf minimum for USPSA and still be well under 1200 fps.

I set the 8" target out at about 15 to 18 yards and tested for accuracy. They shot great and would have been more accurate if my hands were a little more steady! In all, Im very pleased with the way they shot and will be ordering another 1000 bullets from them in the next few days. I will also continue to shoot them as long as they perform like this.

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