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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Moly coated bullets??

I have shot moly coated bullets in bolt action match rifles for years My thoughts are #1-no accuracy advantage. #2- barrel life differences are debatable---but #3 shooting moly coated bullets significantly reduces jacket fouling and speeds clean up of barrel and #4 in my experience it takes a little more powder with moly coated bullets to equal the velocity of non-coated bullets.

Now for the M1AI have no real experience here is there a down side to shooting moly coated bullets in a gas operated system????? Thanks in advance.

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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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I don't use moly on my ammo, some people swear by it and others don't. will it make the gas system crud up faster, naaa I don't think so most of it gets burnt up and blown out anyway. For myself I think moly is one of those products that if you think it works good for you.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:00 AM   #3
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I like moly. In my mind, at least, it makes barrels clean easier. But so does JB Paste. That said, I'm down to only one all-moly rifle. It's in a smaller caliber, really likes a particular moly bullet..

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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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I have shot some Hornady moly ammo through mine and I can't tell any difference whatsoever. My barrels never reach the point of excess metal fouling because I just don't shoot that much when I do shoot and clean the tube after every range trip. I had someone tell me that shooting them all the time will cause build-up, but everyone here seems to think that normal metal solvents will take care of it.
You shouldn't have any trouble.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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I shot it for a longtime. It was a little easier to clean up, but not worth the expense and effort.

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