Rangemaster1 wrote:I did some utube research on the subject but so far haven't found any info on what the barrel looks like after using a coated bullet. Nor have I seen any info on what happens to velocities of a given bullet/powder combo compared to a bare lubed bullet. I'm sure it's probably there, I just haven't found it yet. I don't shoot cast bullets, but I like to know what's trending and what's new. I don't know anyone who casts bullets so I find I'm a bit ignorant of new stuff in the field. I did cast and shoot some with a buddy years ago, too many years ago. However, I'm glad the subject came up.
Go to this page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdi ... ternatives
More info in that one forum than anywhere else on the web. And some of those guys have done the testing.
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/images/N.O.E._Bullet_Moulds_225-39-FN_GC_B2__Sketch.Jpg This bullet seems to be sized the best for the TCM. These shoot comparable to the factory bullets in the 1911 but the accuracy drops in a rifle out to 100 yrds (Encore with TCM barrel). Most cast bullets are too long to feed in the 1911 TCM. The NOE 39 grain bullet is short enough to feed with no problems.