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I have two questions, many thanks for your help.

1 - What's the common plating layer thickness in your bullets?
My source (Nortwest, made in Italy but plated in South Africa) use a 120 micron (about .00472") plating, obvioulsly 240 micron of total plating if you measure the bullet diameter.

2 - I have to shoot an informal pin bowling local match, with my Colt Gov't 45 ACP. I've on hand 230 RN plated and 200 LSWC bullets. Wich is the best for pins?

Regards, MAXM
 

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Ciao MAXM, of those two choices the SCW would be a little better because of their shape, although some would say the 230's are better because of their weight. For 10 years plus at Second Chance I used 215 SWC's, the "copper clad" ones from National Bullet. They are very effective because of the large flat end. Your 200 grainers are not that "big" on the end but if tou can get them going at least 1,000 FPS you'll do fine.

Any hollow points with a wide mouth will do you well too.

I never tried to measure the plating on my 215's but you can get through it with a knife, I'd say it's about .002, sorry, .05mm, thick.
 
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