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I saw Sierra Matchking 175 gr bullets for sale that say "Moly coated"?

Why?
Good. Bad? "Not in my barrel!"?

Edit: I have inadvertently stumbled upon one of those "Black Hole" threads due to lack of Google searching. My search now shows that this is a subject that will never have consensus and leads nowhere.

Mods, feel free to lock this thread before anyone gets hurt. Smile

Bruce




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"Not in my barrel!


Start with them ,you stick with them or scrub your barrel till you are blue in the face to remove the deposit
 
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Bruce,

You are just dying to start running down a bunch of rabbit holes.....

My opinion only - avoid moly. It is a can of worms you don't want.

Go and shoot/reload for a year and enjoy the learning curve. Focus on fundamentals of both. Details and nuance will show up on their own.

Andrew


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El Cid-

You may be right. I am mostly trying to avoid land mines while peeking into rabbit holes Smile

More than anything, I am hoping to avoid a costly mistake that's not easily fixed.

Buying moly coated bullets, because they are cheaper by .02/ea, without knowing how they are different from normal bullets sounds like a costly mistake that is not easily fixed.
Land mine avoided! It's a good day Smile

Bruce




"I cannot spare this man. He fights!"
-Abraham Lincoln

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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El Cid-

You may be right. I am mostly trying to avoid land mines while peeking into rabbit holes Smile

More than anything, I am hoping to avoid a costly mistake that's not easily fixed.

Buying moly coated bullets, because they are cheaper by .02/ea, without knowing how they are different from normal bullets sounds like a costly mistake that is not easily fixed.
Land mine avoided! It's a good day Smile

Bruce


I used moly-coated bullets for a long time, for very specific purposes. I even moly-coat my bullets myself. I did that for my .223 F-TR rifle which I was pushing to massive overloads.

When I switched to the .308 in F-TR, I eschewed the use of moly-coated bullets and looked to longer barrels to help get the desired velocity.

For a long-time now, my comment has been that if you have to ask about using moly-coated bullets, they are not for you.
 
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Found them a real mess to load. Stopped after the one box.


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I processed my own moly coated varmint and match bullets for several years. While they were a bit messy to handle, accuracy was excellent. Much of the naysayers were the folks that also applied wax as a final coat. This is were the hard carbon ring in the barrel they dealt with occurs. I never had that issue, simply stopped using moly due to my travel schedule eating up my loading time. Honestly, my .22-250 loads were more accurate with moly, as were others in the .22 caliber. In all, I think done right, it works. Barrel quality is a factor, and it sure seems that today's good barrels are better than some of the best we've seen in the past.
 
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