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I am thinking about loading some lead cast bullets because I can actually find some. I know with my glock if I use the lone wolf barrel I can shoot through it but I couldn't really find an answer from Beretta when I called them. I asked them if they could tell me about the barrel they said it is just standard rifling. Can anyone help me out?
The main beretta guns I am referring to is the PX4 storm in .40 and the 92FS USA made in 9mm

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just keep an eye on your velocity and I have never had any issues with lead in any beretta. my friend has several 92's and shoots Dardas through them constantly. he uses AA powerpistol , not sure of his charge weight, but it's on the lower end.
 

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Question, why to watch out for velocity?
From what I am understand and please if someone can correct me if I am wrong. The biggest thing to watch out for the rifling in the barrel? Like there are standard type rifling and there is a polygonal rifle. And the rule of them for lead bullets is standard is ok and polygonal is a no beuno?
 

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If you run it too fast, with a lead bullet, you can leave lead in the rifling. That's why the "watch out for velocity" warning.

I shoot lead in all my 9s, except the PSP. I've been told that lead and "gas operated" don't play well together.
 

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I would have to refer to my loading manual, but as long as I stay in specs of what they have listed and their velocities I should be fine then I am guessing?
If you don't mind me asking what 9s do you have that you shoot your lead through?
 

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I've been shooting lead in my 92FS since the day I got it. Just keep the velocity under 1200fps and you should not have any problems. If don't know if it makes any difference, but I always shoot a couple of FMJ bullets after I shoot any lead!
 

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but I always shoot a couple of FMJ bullets after I shoot any lead!
I've heard this from others also. supposedly it cleans the lead out.

I am gearing up to load lead for my new 92 as well and was thinking of win 231 or hodgdon universal. not sure if I will find 115 or 124gr bullets yet. if anyone has data for either I would be grateful.
 

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I mainly use 115 grain bullets in all of my 9mm pistols, and I have six of them. I have loaded 124/125 grain bullets and I have loaded 147 grain bullets but I always seem to come back to the 115's. I can't give you a good reason why, but I just do.

The last 115 grain bullets I loaded, I used 4.4 grains of Win231 powder. My usual load for the 115 grain Berry's Bullets is 8.0 grains of Accurate #7. I am not a person who likes to load anything HOT, but when I load for the Beretta, I go a little above mid-range because that is a pretty heavy piece of steel that charge has to push back.

The only other cartridge that I load above mid-range is the .45 ACP since I have several 1911s and a Thompson 1927, and the low level loads just would not push that massive bolt back!!
 

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So it seems like the Beretta 92 would be ok. Is there any way I can tell if my other guns are ok? No one has really said anything about the polygonal barrels
 

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So it seems like the Beretta 92 would be ok. Is there any way I can tell if my other guns are ok? No one has really said anything about the polygonal barrels
One of my 9mm's is a Sig P250 and I am pretty sure it has the polygonal barrel. It has some kind of weird looking bore. I shoot lead through it without any problems.

I also used to have a Glock .40 cal that I shot a good many lead bullets through it. I know it had the polygonal barrel. But, again, I always shot a couple of FMJ through it after the lead.
 

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i use cast in all my guns,, rifle and handgun both,, stay with hard cast and no leading problems,, revolver and pistol both work great and lots cheaper to shoot especially if u cast your own,, as for the poly rifleing dont have any of those , but have heard the same, stay away from lead in them ??,, if u wish to use magnum or hot loads on handguns, use gas checks and go for it, just make sure to use hard cast ,,
 
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