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    38spl loads

    Are there any differences between the Federal 158gr LSWCHP +P and the Federal Nyclad 158gr +P other than the coating on the Nyclad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeron View Post
    Are there any differences between the Federal 158gr LSWCHP +P and the Federal Nyclad 158gr +P other than the coating on the Nyclad?
    No, they are the same IIRC.

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    Does Federal still make Nyclads ?

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    Federal does not still make them. I hoard several boxes of 125gr, 125gr +P, 158gr +p, and 158gr .357mag HPs.

    I write Federal a letter or email every once in a while begging them to bring it back. I think the 125gr is a great snubbie load. Maybe if enough of us do it they will consider it.

    History for you youngsters that don't know what we're talking about. Originally loaded by S&W, then Federal, the Nyclad was a soft lead bullet in the above weights, as well as a 158gr LRN and a 158gr LSWC +P and a couple of 9mm loads. To reduce leading in the barrel the bullets were coated with a baked on layer of blue nylon plastic. It was thick enough to protect the bore from leading, but thin enough that it did not interfere with expansion. In the LRN and SWC it protected against airborne lead contamination, too. The SWC +P load was the NYPD load for years. The 125gr HP was designed for the S&W snubbies and was the first "short Barrel" load.

    Call Federal.
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    Supposedly, Federal will reintroduce the Nyclads at the 2009 SHOT show.

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    Federal is indeed reintroducing Nyclads. It is no longer just a rumor. It is official. See Federal's website.

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    Woo Hoo!

    I knew they would listen to me!

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    Nyclad

    I'm personally going to thank them when I go to SHOT, and I have 10 boxes on order as soon as they come in stock.

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    The load # (P38M) is the same from when they made them before. The difference is Federal® will now only offer them in 20 round boxes at a greatly inflated price.

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