Originally Posted by BEA
Max loads with Unique will be compressed or nearly so. This is not a problem as long as you are going by prescribed data. In addition, keep in mind that the Speer pistol bullets are plated so they may produce less pressure than jacketed bullets do with equal powder charges. You may notice that the Gold Dots often have slightly higher powder charges than jacketed bullets such as those from Hornady. So, the bottom line here is that the Hornady type bullets may not be suitable with the max charge wts suggested by Speer.
Just not true. A plated bullet, true plated, not the SPeer, run closer to a lead bullet. They are after all, soft lead swaged & then thin copper plating. Loading plated w/ jacketed data often prodcuces a HIGHER pressure load than jacketed. Getting this mixed up can put you in a danger zone quickly pusing upper end loads.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 10-02-2012 at 22:38..