Bullet type and data
DieHard4 Member Posts: 2,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2017 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
When load books list data for a certain bullet, is it the weight that matters or do you need that exact bullet type and weight? As an example, the Lee book will list out loads for a 115 grain jacketed bullet, and others for a 115 grain lead bullet. But suppose I'm working with 115 grain plated bullets. If there is data under the jacketed or lead section for say red dot powder, could I use that for my plated bullet, or do I have to buy some jacketed or lead bullets to use? Asking because there isn't always data for every bullet type, but there will be for most powders at the weight I have.