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    Hunting Boolits

    I havenít done it so I donít really know. What do people think about hunting with PCed boolits? Do they mushroom as well as plain lead for the same BHN? Maybe you can get get away with softer lead with PC and they will mushroom better than a naked boolit. Any thoughts on this?

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    Hunting Boolits

    PC is just a thin polyester ďjacketĒ and yes, they deform/mushroom/expand just as good as other lead bullets. All those HP were shoot at subsonic velocity and are pure lead with 5%tin.
    FP is same alloy, pushed to 1200fps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamsek View Post
    PC is just a thin polyester “jacket” and yes, they deform/mushroom/expand just as good as other lead bullets. All those HP were shoot at subsonic velocity and are pure lead with 5%tin.
    FP is same alloy, pushed to 1200fps.
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    Those pictures are great proof that they mushroom and that you don’t need to push them excessively fast to get them to so.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    I haven’t done it so I don’t really know. What do people think about hunting with PCed boolits? Do they mushroom as well as plain lead for the same BHN? Maybe you can get get away with softer lead with PC and they will mushroom better than a naked boolit. Any thoughts on this?
    Any bullet expansion is going to be alloy/vel/hp design related, the PC is not tough enough to resist the bullet expansion. High vel, moderately soft alloy, cup points work well. Low vel, softer alloy, larger HP will work better.
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    PCed bullets expand well in my Ruger ranch7.62x39, here is a lee 150 FN sized to .310 over 21.5 grn of IMR 4198 this was shot at 178 yardsClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	232024and this is one I found in the ground after working up that same load...the widest point is .710 the alloy is 50-50ww PB with 2% tin

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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