Where do u get your powdercoat? Another question. And there may be too many variables to answer it. But give me watcha got!! I'm lookin at these bullets. One for HD(hp) and one for general use (swc) Guns are S&W 640-1 2in & Rossi 92 16in http://www.gtbullets.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=11 http://www.gtbullets.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=60 Website says its 2-2-96 alloy. When I use my Googlejitsu (patent pending) it shows a BHN of 11ish. When PC'd, if I keep the speeds on the low end of magnum (38/44ish) do u think it'll hold up in a carbine length barrel (16in) I'm looking to duplicate the Buffalo Bore or Underwood 38sp 158gr Swchp. Which is around 1000fps out of a snub. I'm guessing they're about 1600fps. In my rifle. The few I shot stayed supersonic out past 100yds. I don't have a chrono (I'd like one but don't have one) so all speeds are either guesstimate or swiped off the net. I restumbled on this thread. Totally forgot about it. Saw the fry baskets and said "Wow, thats a neat idea!" Then scrolled down a few replies and saw stay in skool kids!