went to wall mart here in huntington beach they had 40 sw for 15.97 for 100 rnds cheaper than the range plus there not reloads there winchester factory ammo pluss there the same grain as my home defence rnds same make and everything thanks for the help guys now all i need to do is break this gun in when i pick it up on aug 3rd
I've used lead bullets exclusively in my 9mm and 44 Magnum. Key in avoiding leading of the barrel is bullet hardness and adequate lubrication. I cast my own bullets and have formulated my own mix equal to Alloy #2 with a BHN of 15. Tried Lee Liquid Alox, but I like my own wax mixture of bee's wax, parafin and vaseline.
My cost for reloading 9mm is around $61 per thousand.
Went to an outdoor range last weekend and shot 350 rounds of lead through my 9SC with only 1 jam (stovepipe). 145g Round Nose with 3.5 W231. Very accurate. No problem with leading - its a pretty low velocity load. Got the cast bullets locally from Space Coast Bullets $32 for 1000! They also do mail order if anyone is intrested. Adding in the primers and powder I pay about $65 per 1000.
After a session of shooting alot of lead send a few FMJ down the barrel. It will shoot out alot of the lead. I shoot alot of lead 38 special SWC through my Ruger Blackhawk and if I forget to shoot some jacked bullets through it at the end its PITA to clean. If I put six 357 Magnum JHP through it last there is very little lead left in the barrel just a touch around the forcing cone in the barrel.
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