Polymer Coated Bullets?

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I'm getting back into reloading after about a 12 year hiatus and looking at what components are out there. Fortunately, I own a 10mm which doesn't seem to be overwhelmed with demand like 9mm is. It looks like cast lead bullets are the cheapest that you can get but for about 5% (or so) more money you can get polymer coated bullets. What's the advantage of these? Easier cleaning of the gun? Less lead in the air when you shoot? Something else?
 
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I like the ploy coat. Fingers stay much cleaner than moly coated. Neat colors. Coating is supposed to stay intact through firing so it reduces leading. Generally lower lead exposure.

Now, I have had some with an overly thick coating that made them hard to crimp, or completely fail a chamber check.
 

Herk

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Mar 16, 2017
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I like the ploy coat. Fingers stay much cleaner than moly coated. Neat colors. Coating is supposed to stay intact through firing so it reduces leading. Generally lower lead exposure.

Now, I have had some with an overly thick coating that made them hard to crimp, or completely fail a chamber check.
Do you have a preferred manufacturer (for coated or non)?
 
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Do you have a preferred manufacturer (for coated or non)?
Sorry man- just saw this.

Let me go check in a minute. I ordered several thousand from a place in Lousiana i think. Still have their card with the bullets.
 
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