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i am new to this site and new to reloading,i bought 500 .38/.357 rainier plated bullets,i thought i was buying fmj since then i learned they are plated and cannot be ran as fast as fmj, does anyone know how fast i can load them without leading the barrel? Thank's.
 

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You can safely run them between cast bullet velocities and FMJ velocities but I keep them below 1000 FPS. A cautious reloader would run them at cast bullet velocities. High velocity for pistol bullets is over rated, especially for target shooting or plinking.

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I have run the rainier at near max without issue. I dont recommend to come out of the gate loading max, however the Rainier 158's and a near max charge of 2400 is ragged hole shooter out of a 4" GP100.
 

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shot bazillions of 'em in .357, .40 and .45 they are fine. Just stay within the published loading data and you will be fine with them.
 
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