Comparing the amount of smoke that comes out of the muzzle using different types of bullets. Lead Cast is known to be much more smokier because of the lube they put on it during production. The lube burns up during ignition and causes a big puff of smoke.
I’m using Hodgdon Clays Powder and it works well with other types of bullets like Molys or jacketed ones, not lube. Checkout the difference in this video :
Guess this is the problem shooting cheaper lead cast bullets. If you don’t get the recipe right (or don’t have time to get it right), this will happen to your barrel.
It’s called Leading. Where hot gasses cut through the lube/lead and leave lead deposits on your barrel. As leading increases, accuracy will be affected and pressure in the barrel will increase.
It’s not permanent. It’ll come off with a good Hoppes scrub and that’s what I just did. Guess I’m going back to shooting my Moly bullets. Not only does Lead Cast bullets “lead”, it’s also VERY smoky because the lube burns up and generates a ton of smoke.
Got my new loads ready for my revolver. I wanted to distinctly differentiate my 1911 45 ACP rounds from my S&W 625 JM revolver so I went with a full silver theme.
Bullet : JD Sales Cast 230gr RN
Powder : 3.7 gr Hodgdon Clays
Brass : Various Nickel cases
Primer : Federal Large Pistol Primer
I’m ready for them lycanthropes & blood sucking nocturnal creatures.