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As a general rule plated bullets use the same loading data as a cast bullet. The Sierra and most likely the Hornady bullets mentioned are jacketed bullets, and use slightly different loading data. For the plated bullets, contact the manufacturer to get their recomendations.

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I cannot seem to find loading data on 45 cal 230 graim round nose hollow point bullets in my Sierra, or Hornady book, they are plated, am I missing something ?
Hornady and Sierra do not make plated bullets, so it stands to reason they would not have data for them.

Most plated bullet manufacturers do not have any load data as they lack the capability to pressure test their products.

What brand of plated bullets do you have?

Some recommend lead data and others recommend mid range jacketed data.
 

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I cannot seem to find loading data on 45 cal 230 graim round nose hollow point bullets in my Sierra, or Hornady book, they are plated, am I missing something ?
Rainier recommends to use lead data and Berry's recommends medium jacketed data. I load both bullets with jacketed data just keep them below 1,200 FPS.
 

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Hornady and Sierra do not make plated bullets, so it stands to reason they would not have data for them.

Most plated bullet manufacturers do not have any load data as they lack the capability to pressure test their products.

What brand of plated bullets do you have?

Some recommend lead data and others recommend mid range jacketed data.
The bullets are manufactured by XTREME bullets.......I can not even find loading data on 45 cal 230 grain RNHP cast bullets.
 
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