Hello! I am looking at reloading some 38 special blue bullets (158gr semi wad cutters). Does anyone have any experience with this projectile? I know it will be fine in my 686 - how well does it fair as a dual purpose in a lever action?
I am going to assume the "Blue" bullets ( you don't mention manufacturer) are simoly powder "Coated" cast lead and are blue in color .
The blue powder coating takes the place of coventional beeswax/alox bullet lube .
Think of the coating as a jacket ... Reload and shoot just as you would regular cast bullets . They do just fine , no leading and little smoke .
They will not perform as metal jacketed bullets will ... velocities must be kept in check (sorry about the bad pun) , keep velocities at conventional cast bullet loasing levels and you will be just fine .