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    TL309-230-5R question

    how many shooting it sub sonic have noticed better accuracy with a gas check? I plan on pcing them and shooting them subsonic out of a bolt gun (300 bo) so running an action isn't a concern. I loaded some tumble lubed with 3.5 grains of red dot and they were real quiet. No way to accuracy test in the winter though.
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    I shoot subs fine on pistol AR without gc on boattail end, with H110 or 296.
    When suppressed though, leave traces of lead in my can even when double-PC'd & tumbled with BLL.
    I use NLG CBs now.
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    what is a NLG cast bullet?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sig556r View Post
    I shoot subs fine on pistol AR without gc on boattail end, with H110 or 296.
    When suppressed though, leave traces of lead in my can even when double-PC'd & tumbled with BLL.
    I use NLG CBs now.
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    No Lube Groove??
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    Doughty's right, no-lube-groove mold for PC (powder-coated) CBs.
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    Lloyd, have you shot them supersonic with gas checks?

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    I have never tried them with a GC but they shoot phenomenally out of my 7.63X39 (.308 bore). I'll try them just for the heck of it.
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    nope I don't see much use in a bullet that heavy supersonic. to be honest I don't even shoot sub sonic out of my ars because its just to dirty. I bought this American to shoot subsonic and my ars will shoot the 130 rcbs at full power. Less lead and much flatter shooting. I haven't even put a gas check on one yet. I was out and had to order a couple thousand and there not here yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by charlie b View Post
    Lloyd, have you shot them supersonic with gas checks?
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    Are you guys that are pc ing them sizing them or shooting them unsized.
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    Sorry, I didn't get back earlier.

    I haven't tried the 230 bullet yet. I've been considering it but am also considering the Accurate 311230E which seems to be a competition favorite. If neither of those then will end up with the Lyman 311299.

    I powder coat my bullets these days. I am trying to find velocity limits on the Lee 309-180 before I try another bullet. So far I have pushed them to 2300fps with near MOA accuracy and no leading.

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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
GC Gas Check