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I've got some 7mm mauser bullets that were pulled from surplus rounds they are fmj with a exposed lead base, bullets are silver looking. they mic out at .285 to .286 I dont know if this is because they were pulled or if the 7mm mauser uses a larger diameter bullet.

Are these bullets SAFE to use in fireforming 7-30 waters brass or to shoot in any 7mm rifle's that shoot a .284 diameter bullets.
 

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...they are fmj with a exposed lead base, bullets are silver looking.
First off before you try anything, use a good quality magnet to make sure they are not steel jacketed. I have a couple of bullets that are approx. .308 caliber and the same description as yours. I put a magnet to them and they hang right on.

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They are steel.
Does that meen it's probaly not a good idea to load them?

The barrel I would be shooting them in is a expensive barrel and I dont want to screw it up to save a few dollars on bullets.

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Definitely not a good idea. They can do serious damage to your barrel if you use them. I would recommend that you buy a common brand bullet such as Remington for your fireforming needs. There are suppliers that offer them in bulk at pretty low prices.

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I have to agree with Patriot. The bullets you described are either steel jacketed or Cupro-nickel jacketed. Either way they are not good to use on a good barrel. We have bulk 7mm bullets available, they run about .15ea
 
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