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Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? #4528572
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I found a pretty good deal on some Federal "Syntech" ammunition. Just curious if there are any users on here with positive or negative results...

Thanks!

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528590
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Must be great stuff it looks like its outlawed in CA.


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528593
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So there is an actual "silver bullet" for long engine life?

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: khittner] #4528602
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Originally Posted By: khittner
So there is an actual "silver bullet" for long engine life?


"Federal" manufactures handgun ammunition...The term "bullets" is being used literally, not metaphorically.


Whatever
Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528604
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What are the purpose of these? Does it have something to do with "lead contamination"?

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528607
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I rented a Walther PPQ and the range makes you buy ammo from them when renting and this was the required ammo. It was $12.99 per 50. Vances said they are the cheapest seller of this ammo in Ohio. I had some left over for my personal 9MM. It shoots very, very clean. Every componment of the ammo is designed around being utmost clean. It has a tad less recoil than other 115 gr 9MM ammo I've shot. It is definitely target ammo. I suspect a range that requires this ammo doesn't need to clean the rental pistols between each rental use. No jams in my 200 rounds of experience with it.


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: Ihatetochangeoil] #4528608
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Originally Posted By: Ihatetochangeoil
Originally Posted By: khittner
So there is an actual "silver bullet" for long engine life?


"Federal" manufactures handgun ammunition...The term "bullets" is being used literally, not metaphorically.


This is a very funny exchange.


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528625
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Reloaders have been powder coating lead bullets for years. Federal just copied the concept. They even sell the loose bullets for loading now.

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: skyactiv] #4528626
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I suspect a range that requires this ammo doesn't need to clean the rental pistols between each rental use.


I don't know ANY range that does that. Regardless of what kind of ammo they use.

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528632
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I'd like to see the bore after using a few hundred rounds of these. I bet some of the polymer stays in the rifling, at least in a traditionally rifled barrel. What's the best solvent for cleaning plastic out of your bore?


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528692
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I'll have to get a box or two and try them out in my .40 S&W.


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: jjjxlr8] #4528787
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Originally Posted By: jjjxlr8
I'd like to see the bore after using a few hundred rounds of these. I bet some of the polymer stays in the rifling, at least in a traditionally rifled barrel. What's the best solvent for cleaning plastic out of your bore?
I think that is what the acetone in "Ed's Red" is for.

These sound a lot like the old Federal Nyclad ammo with a cleaner powder and primer.

Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: billt460] #4528793
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Originally Posted By: billt460
What are the purpose of these? Does it have something to do with "lead contamination"?


"lead contamination" of what? I suspect since the interior is lead, contamination isn't the consideration... Its more the fact that there is some copper on a typical bullet that is worth some amount of money, and this is cheaper.

And personally, Id lean towards the use of this, over the copper washed over steel from Russian ammo, I think...

In terms of other purposes, there's a claim of 12% less friction. There are some reviews that confirm that the barrel stays cooler, though I don't know that any are "scientific".

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I got a couple boxes of 9mm on sale and burned them up. Seemed like good stuff to me.


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Re: Anyone running "synthetic" coated bullets? [Re: JHZR2] #4528810
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In testing by the US military, steel jacketed bullets (copper washed or not) did not cause more barrel wear than traditional copper jacketed bullets. The more important factor for barrel wear, specifically throat, gas port, and muzzle erosion, is the type or propellant used. The propellant can make a significant difference in barrel life.


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