non lead loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 450matt, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. 450matt

    450matt Well-Known Member

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    i live in californa where we have to hunt with non leadf bullets. i was wondering if you huys have any help for me with this. i need loads for a 270 and a 243.
     
  2. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    well for me I cannot say.but most of the guys that I have read about useing them are useing Barnes and Nosler.but I think Hornady has on now.just get some and try them.what will it hurt?
     
  3. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    450matt, do you reload? If so, there are offerings from Nosler (E-Tips) and Barnes. I have heard good things on both but think the E-Tips have better BC's.
     
  4. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    I've been working nonlead loads for all my guns, over the past couple years. My experience with the triple shocks is that they need speed to expand. The tipped versions seem better. To force expansion, drop down to a lighter bullet and choose the powder with highest velocities. Use the COAL listed in the barnes manual, otherwise the barnes data is not real helpful in my experience.