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Old 10-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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Can I shoot lead out of my p220 or is it not a good idea? I have a bunch of lead hard cast swc that I would like to use up and wanted some help from knowledgable people.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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Shoot away, happy cleaning chores, Probably have to go to an outdoor range,most insides won't let you shoot lead,
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #3
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Yes you can. If you get leading in your bore, just use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean it out. Don't eat the sludge that comes out, because Lead Acetate isn't good for you.
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Thanks guys for your help. I just want to use up my last 700 lead bullets and thought what better way than use my new Sig.
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I'm new to this forum and new to semi-auto pistols in general. I've been shooting for decades, but have only owned revolvers and rifles. I just picked up a Sig P220 and was going to try it out at a small local indoor range. I was told I can ONLY use lead ammo at this range - no FMJ . The only all lead .45 ACP's I can find around here (central WI) are re-manufactured by Ultramax. Talking to my son he suggested the all lead rounds may be problematic - so here I am looking for some advice. I checked and the manual says re-manufactured ammo will void the warranty. So........

Is it unsafe or unwise to use these rounds? I've been told they will foul the barrel more then the FMJ, but do they cause other problems - jamming or ??? Is the Sig warning just a "cover their *****" statement? And if you recommend I DON'T use there rounds - who makes & where can I find NEW all lead rounds?

I can use these up in my S&W .45 revolver, so they won't go to waste. Thanks,
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Remanufactured ammo that is made to SAAMI standards is not a problem. I think the Sig warranty clause is mostly to cover hand-reloaded ammo, since there is no way for them to know how hot custom ammo is.

If you have an old-school German 220 with a stamped slide, try to avoid shooting much +P or +P+ ammo out of it. Otherwise lead bullets and SAAMI-compliant remanufactured ammo are fine.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I figured that was the case with the warranty.

I also came across a mention of this TNJ ammo from Cabela's - someone mentioned it another post, but there was no follow up review. It's Herters Aluminum case Total Nylon Jacket - new, not re-manufactured. Supposed to reduce copper and lead fouling.....anyone try this? Does it work as advertised? Accuracy issues? Problems feeding in the P220? I'm waiting to see if the range officer OK's it, but I ordered a couple boxes to try anyway.

Cabela's: Herter's Select-Grade TNJ Handgun Ammunition
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