This is a discussion on Lead Bullets in a M&P? within the MP Reference forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; HI, I was wondering if you can use lead bullets in the M&P? I have looked through the manual online and it doesn't talk about ...
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|April 29th, 2012, 06:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philippines (Alaska,USA)
I was wondering if you can use lead bullets in the M&P? I have looked through the manual online and it doesn't talk about it. Just use commercial ammo in it...
|April 30th, 2012, 03:29 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Works fine. Only Glock barrels (and maybe Kahr) advise against.
Use a good de-leading solvent when you clean, or just follow each session of lead with a few jacketed bullets!
|April 30th, 2012, 10:43 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mesa Arizona
When you have washed grease off your hands with leaded gas as much as I did in years past you don't worry much about lead poisening. I have also learned how to easily clean lead from barrels. I save around $120 per thousand by using lead and am a tight wad. That $120 builds another thousand. Also 99% of my shooting is in open air.
|April 30th, 2012, 11:04 AM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I pay about that just for the bullets, another $20 for 1000 primers, but still prefer to avoid ingesting any lead at all. I hate the smell of gasoline, and while not often confused with a tightwad, usually get awesome deals.
|April 30th, 2012, 07:02 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2011
M&P's got a standard rifled barrel not the polygonal rifling that most of your glocks,HK,KAHRS will have. to my knowledge leads A-OK
|May 2nd, 2012, 04:12 PM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2012
My 45 does just fine with lead. Very little deposit of lead in the barrel. Rarely even have to use a brush. If you reload, for almost the same price you can reload with plated bullets.
|May 2nd, 2012, 09:28 PM||#10|
Join Date: Dec 2007
|October 24th, 2012, 06:21 AM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I know this is an older thread but any reloaders out there worried about lead build up might give Precision Bullets a try. I started using em back when I was into CAS about 12 years ago. Great bullet, fair prices and I've never had leading issues.
|October 24th, 2012, 02:58 PM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2007
lead is the least expensive followed by molys,plated and FMJ. I personally prefer molys these days. I find them to be just as accurate as FMJ without the messy lube associated with pure lead bullets. Run 100% in all my guns.
|October 25th, 2012, 12:27 PM||#14|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colo Spgs CO
Lube IS an issue to me, and the only lead bullets I've ever purchased turned out to be a massive PITA due to lube migration onto everything freeking imaginable. I pretty much solved this problem by running into a lube that stays put (Jake's Purple Ceresin), but after a few thousand rounds, still need to clean out the seating die. But, that takes seconds--the cold lube comes out as a chunk or two using a probe (I use tweezers).
Now, the only reason for me to shoot lead bullets is the case where I cast them myself. In that case I believe they're about $0.03 each, cutting the price of handloads in half or more over other bullet choices. Buying them at $0.10 each or more doesn't make much sense to me, when plated are the same price and much more fun to handle.
If I could find cast lead bullets with decent, hard lube for $0.06 each, I'd likely never cast another bullet unless I couldn't find the bullet I wanted,
|October 25th, 2012, 06:18 PM||#15|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
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