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    Boolit Mold
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    Acme bullets

    Since I'm new to loading lead bullets, I was wondering if Acme bullets with the blue lube will keep my barrel lead free?
    This might be a stupid question, I apologize if it is!

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    I would get the Hi-Tek coated ones.
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    I’ve been using acme 100 gr .313 bullets in my 32-20 with no problems. These are old revolvers with less than perfect barrels. Tim

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    Acme is Wiley coyotes' supplier and does not have a good history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Chambers View Post
    Acme is Wiley coyotes' supplier and does not have a good history.
    I did not have a good experience with Acme bullets. I ordered some 115gn rnfp sized .313. They were all over the place regarding weight, none of the bases were flat, just the worst batch of bullets that I have ever seen. The hi-tek coating was the best part. They shot like a shotgun pattern. To the owners credit, he told me I could send them back for a refund, but it wasnít worth the hassle and shipping.
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    mmargotta -- no dumb questions here. I've not experienced those before so I can't really address your question. I can tell you that leading is the result of a couple different things, however. mostly, leading is avoided / limited when the bullet is properly sized in relation to your bore, the lead is sufficiently hard for the speed in which it is driven, and that the lube is in sufficient quantity & and correct for the application. might sound more daunting than it really is. hard to control a couple of the above factors with store bought.

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    Go with RIM ROCK BULLETS, order there cowboy bullets, you won't be unhappy withem!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelguns 1961 View Post
    I did not have a good experience with Acme bullets. I ordered some 115gn rnfp sized .313. They were all over the place regarding weight, none of the bases were flat, just the worst batch of bullets that I have ever seen. The hi-tek coating was the best part. They shot like a shotgun pattern. To the owners credit, he told me I could send them back for a refund, but it wasn’t worth the hassle and shipping.
    wow... that's pretty bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKET View Post
    wow... that's pretty bad...
    One of the reasons I started casting my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamity Jake View Post
    Go with RIM ROCK BULLETS, order there cowboy bullets, you won't be unhappy withem!!!
    I have had good luck with Badman’s bullets also.
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    Acme bullets

    I've had zero problems with Missouri Bullet Co. Prices are decent and all of mine have been great. I'd stand behind them. Plus there's lots of different designs per caliber. I've only used their lubed bullets so far. Just bought some coated ones this week in 30 carbine but haven't had time to load them up yet.


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    Thanks everyone; Although I have to admit I like the pretty box that the Acme's come in.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmargotta View Post
    Thanks everyone; Although I have to admit I like the pretty box that the Acme's come in.LOL
    That is the best thing that they have! The coating looked ok.
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    Within the last month I have fired over 600 ACME 9mm (.355") 147 grn rnfp coated bullets through my Lone Wolf Glock barrel w/o any problems. Other than combustion residue of the powder the bore was clean. No leading. The accuracy was excellent. I've randomly measured about 100 of them and they were all at .355". I'm only pushing them at about 950 fps. I have no connection with ACME and heard good things about them from others on another forum and thought I'd give them a try. Wheelgun 1961 probably has the best advice - cast your own. I've recently retired so I'll hopefully be doing a lot more of that. Good luck!

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    +1 on the Badman Bullets. I’ve run several 100 of their 100gr rnfp and 105gr TC in my 380 Colt Mustang with excellent results.

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    The wooden box is neat. I shot 100 of their.357" swc through two S&W .38 special revolvers and a Rossi .357 carbine. Not as accurate as my home cast boolits and the ODOR from the coating bothered me. That's saying something for a farm boy.....

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    I think all of the larger commercial bullet vendors have good bullets and bad bullets depending on size, shape, etc. I got some great .45c bullets from missouri bullet company. I also got some .357 dewc’s from them that were lousy. I think that some of the smaller companies like beartooth, rimrock, and badman’s are very good with all their stuff. You just never know until you get them. I forgot to mention dardas bullets he also makes nice bullets. Penn bullets makes nice bullets, but he is a terrible businessman. He is another reason I got into casting.
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    I have shot through a few thousand ACME bullets, mostly 9mm, some 38/357, some 45, and some 32. I have always been pleased with their bullets and did not have any of the problems which Wheelguns experienced. They have always been accurate, clean, and well priced even though I have to pay sales tax since they are in WI. Plus the boxes come in handy

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    while there are good and not so good cast bullets suppliers, and I have cast my own for so many years I won't comment on any supplier. I think the answer you are looking for is "We don't know." Leading is dependent on so many thing, velocity, bullet fit, barrel roughness, powder coat vs lube, type of lube or powder coat, damage during loading.
    Revolvers may have forcing cone issues and thread constriction,ect. Just don't know based on your original post.
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