Originally Posted by fredridge
Something I found out recently is that our local indoor range requires the plated.
They no longer allow plain lead
I don't know why...if you shoot a plated round and are able to capture it in water/balistics gel/etc...you'd see that most of the plating is gone by the time it makes it to the target. When the round splashes on the backstop, at that point there is no difference between plated or non plated...you pretty much have the same amount of lead ended up in the range. That said, I've been able to take my finger nail and scrape off the plating on some rounds.
I never use them and never have a problem.