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Old 09-29-2013, 10:28 PM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

I submitted a formal inquiry to Sierra to which I am sure they will get a good laugh.
As soon as I get a reply I will be sure to post it here.

The Game King projectiles may not be the newest or the most sexy or the most techy projectile on the market today but they sure seem to fly well...from all of my rifles. I have grave reservations about someone telling me the whole assembly is not arriving as scheduled on target.
They just fly too darned well.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

Thats all I seat btw. SGK's and SMK's in long guns and Sportsmasters in handgun calibers, other than 223 which is Hornady 22 caliber V-Max pills.

I will admit the meplat on SGK's is touchy when seating, more touchy than a comparable plastic tipped pill such as a Hornady V-Max, why I VLD my case mouths and seat with a front load RCBS Micrometer seater.

Same applies for handling. I like to relegate the SGK's in MTM designated caliber cases with a sheet of sponge foam in the top to cushion the soft meplat.


Touchy, yes.

Melty, I don't think so but we will await your reply from Sierra.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:23 AM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

Do any of you cast your own bullets? If you do you'll realize how much of a heat sink lead is and why anyone who would think that the bullet tips melt from friction in the second or so it'll take them to get to a target needs an idiot card air-nailed to their forehead.
I realize there may be some abrasive erosion, but unless you are shooting through a duststorm or sandstorm I doubt you'd actually see enough erosion for it to be noticeable.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:40 AM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

The propane fish cooker crowd.....

Still haven't gotten a sub forum. Maybe someday..,..
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:06 AM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

That article should be in the Humor section of this site. It would be good for lots of laughs.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:22 PM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

You wouldnt by chance have a link to said article would ya?


Id like to read it, then send a reply to G&A.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:26 PM
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Re: burning exposed lead tip?

Many of the polymer tip bullets use acetal (POM) resin. Approximate melt point is 340F. Little lower than lead. I call Horsehockey (credit to LRH Woods).
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