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Posted: February 14 2018 at 4:09am | IP Logged Quote BunnyKiller

Ive been hearing chatter at the local indoor about the
Federal Syntech rounds... 1 guy I talk to on occasion
swears that they are awesome, but its going to take more
than 1 persons viewpoint for me to consider making up a
bunch of these ( the bullets arent cheap)

So... have any of yall had any experience with these type
of coated bullets? Do they really reduce fouling, recoil,
etc??
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Posted: February 14 2018 at 6:49am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I've never shot any but could see where they may probably reduce fouling. Any other benefits, other than higher profits for Federal, I'm doubtful until I see some real proof.

You will always find someone that thinks a product is great, regardless of how worthless it is, due to the advertising hype he's fallen for.

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Posted: February 14 2018 at 9:17am | IP Logged Quote BunnyKiller

I agree with you on the advertising hype... thats why Im
leary about purchasing a few hundred bullets for reloading.
Hopefully someone here has some real hands on experience
with these and has some info on them...
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Posted: February 14 2018 at 10:44am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I went the coated bullet thing for awhile and can say
this:

1. They don't lead the bore at reasonable velocity.
2. They are cleaner by not depositing lube all over the
front half of a revolver frame.
3. Zero advantage in accuracy.
4. Your hands and dies don't get dirty from lube rubbing
off on things.

Now negative stuff:

5. Coating them yourself is a MAJOR P.I.T.A.! Coating,
baking, recoating, baking again, sizing. VERY labor
intensive.
6. Very toxic! Fumes are seriously harmful!
7. Commercial manufacturers are making limited amount of
bullet styles. Selection is limited.


Bottom line, in my opinion there is no genuine advantage
to a painted bullet. Tedious and time consuming with
often mediocre results doing your own. Buying them is ok
I suppose, but you can get copper plated for the same
price and have all the benefits. Fancy colored bullets
don't shoot any better than plated or conventional cast
ones. Younger, just starting out loaders are more
susceptible to this painted bullet craze. Older, and more
experienced loaders do not fall prey to this notion. Fads
come and go. I tried real hard to accept this new-fangled
craze of painted bullet, but to me they failed to live up
to the hype they received. I no longer use anything that
resembles a painted bullet.

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Posted: February 14 2018 at 12:42pm | IP Logged Quote mikld

I googled them and found no info that would make me think
they are any different than PCed bullets. Although on the
MidWaysite the specs say "non coated" but a "Total
synthetic jacket" (??)

Mixed reviews...

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Posted: February 14 2018 at 4:54pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

I use Eastwood powder no preheating shake coat and bake
20 min 400 deg size next day shoot no second coat run
hotter than alox no lead PS 71:years old 😂
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Posted: February 14 2018 at 5:47pm | IP Logged Quote BunnyKiller

thats what I thought... I also didnt find much on actual
performance during my research... just a bunch of " yeah,
there great" type of stuff. No real numbers of long term
testing was to be found... and trying to find them in the
.429 250+ grain is difficult...
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Posted: February 14 2018 at 6:30pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

BK go to ACME Bullets. They've got .430" 240ge SWC. They
make good bullets and are nice folks.

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