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    Teflon tape can work, the problem is getting the correct thickness in any number of wraps. It's elastic, so the thickness can vary as you wrap, and you will need a lot more wraps compared to paper to get the same thickness.

    There are much simpler, more effective ways.

    Cash register rolls, the non-thermal variety, work well.

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    Teflon tape may be better on a plain smooth sided bullet ,or on a lightly knurled one.....I recall back in the day there was big fuss about teflon coated pistol bullets,claimed they went straight thru police body armor..........all the gang bangers got AR and AKs now,which certainly go thru armor,coated or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    I recall back in the day there was big fuss about teflon coated pistol bullets,claimed they went straight thru police body armor..........all the gang bangers got AR and AKs now,which certainly go thru armor,coated or not.
    Yeah, that was back when they were telling us that glocks could pass through metal detectors. Neither one is remotely true.

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    Wolfdog -

    Howdy !

    I mentioned the use of Dymo label maker taper, for .35 Remington in a M-336 XLR.

    Please be advised:
    The tape I used proved to be too thick to allow proper feeding of the loaded " tape " cartridge into the chamber. Loaded cartridge neck OD was too great.

    I am running .010" neck wall thickness, and the label maker tape was too thick... even though the swaged lead SPBT I used mic's right @ .350" diam. These boots I pulled from saboted .45 calibre muzzle loader rounds.

    I was able to shoot these w/ the case in a " Neckless " configuration, as an experiment.... and it worked for me.


    With regards,
    357Mag

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    Wolfdog .

    OOPs... forgot to mention..... the DYMO label maker taper is self-stick Nylon tape.


    With regards,
    357Mag

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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"
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