Copper plated or not
Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:10 AM
Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:08 AM
Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:22 AM
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:10 PM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:00 PM
Ditto what Barry said, I do use Eley Sport at $2.50- 3 a box for getting back close to zero when I take off the scope or make a big change to the rifles setup. All Eley is rated at 1085fps except for 2-3 lines like pistol or sub-sonic, I have found (with a little expert tutelage) that Eley Pistol Match works great in cold weather and it is rated at 1000fps it also stops tumbling rounds out of a Suhl with a 17.5:1 twist. I noticed my score did not change that much but my X count went up by 4-5 using the Pistol Match in my Suhl and my 40X, I think it is just slower and more consistent than Match EPS in cooler weather and with slower twist rated barrels like the Suhl it solves accuracy and key holing problems with nothing except an ammo change. I only use copper washed .22's for silhouette because they are high velocity and have a little more knock down power on steel than a standard velocity round. One thing that I found interesting about the slower Pistol Match than Match EPS without a scope adjustment 9 times out of 10 it will shoot higher than Standard Velocity Match EPS simply because the bullet spends more time in the barrel and has time to burn all the powder and transfer that energy to the round and not just shove the bullet past the rifling like with a HV round in a Suhl does. The slower round causes the soft lead to grab a hold of the rifling and stabilize the projectile therefore stopping tumbling or key holing bullets in slower twist or shorter barrels, after thinking about it a pistol has a short barrel and the ammo is made for a pistol length barrel and to stabilize the round they slowed it down so it only makes sense if you shoot a "pistol" match ammo in a rifle it should work better and it does in the Suhl anyway. I hope this helps you some, I did hear of some shooters shooting SK Pistol Match in CZ
In my opinion, and that's all it is, copper washed bullets won't HURT your barrel but when you have a nice firearm like a Suhl or 40X wouldn't you want to feed it the best you can? The rifles I use strictly for benchrest have never seen a copper washed bullet unless the rifle is used and the previous owner did. I just bought a CMP 40X and I've got to believe somewhere in it's 45 year history somebody has fired copper washed bullets through it. It still shoots very well. But I will only shoot lead bullets through it even if I had to buy Thunderbolts, Federal 510s or CCI Blazers. Barry
Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:37 PM
having only hunting rifles it wouldn't pay to order that stuff.
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