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As I have said before, there will be a few of us moving over here on Pistol World that have retired from the gun & ammo co's, own ammo companies, have designed bullets and slugs, and run tests covering many aspects of bullet design.
Let me repeat!.....we will not be discussing one caliber against another! That becomes an emotional thing and only leads to arguements.
Now.......bullet alloy for advanced handgun loads. Those that have been reloading handgun ammo over the last 50 years know some of the data on bullet alloy calls for almost magic. We are going to bypass all that and make it super simple! Common wheelweights are a real blessing to reloaders of cast bullets. You may want to add a little 50%-50% solder (not much). The secret is heat treating! It is best to size and attach gas checks first....no lube at this point! Take an old fry pan or skillet.....space your bullets so the do not touch......set your oven at 450 degrees.....cook the bullets for one hour. Fill your sink with water (with an old towel in the bottom) and add a tray of ice cubes. Quickly dump the bullets into the cool water......simple! These very hard bullets need very little lube at any reasonable velocity. Ed Hubbel has run our Dixie Slug .730" slug/bullets at a very high velocity without leading. These had an Alox wash applied, and we will discuss that later.
At Dixie Slugs, we specialize in slug/bullets for large and/or dangerous game. The system of heat treatment is used. These heat treated bullets will not be brittle! We have even had customers pound the slug/bullet will a sledge [email protected] Slugs
 

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Welcome James! You know we're glad to have you on Pistolworld!
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Jay Gentry
 

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Thanks Jay.......John Anderson (former Rock Island Ballistics) is also coming over. He is involved at present testing the "Xtreme Meplat" and "Truncated Cone Wadcutter" in ballistic clay. We should see some interesting photos soon. Greg Sappington will be coming over also. Regards, James
 
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