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Powder-coating...

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Old hat to some, perhaps, but I tested a bunch of commercial powder-coated bullets in my .45 and I've decided to give it a whirl. Got black BBs and some HF red powder on the way - I already have a toaster-oven (used for the odd Kydex project) so I'm looking forward to fiddling with this.
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Post by flechero » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:53 pm

I have not tried powder coated but shot a lot of hi-tek and precision black coated bullets... purely curious as to the draw to powder coat vs hi-tek? Is it a lower cost option or just a different coating?


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Post by WTR » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 pm

One of my friends is a big coyote hunter and has a custom Model 70. He tried coating his own and buying manufactured. He said he saw no benefit to moly coated and quit reloading them. He did not try pistol loads.

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Post by AndyC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:20 pm

flechero wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:53 pm
I have not tried powder coated but shot a lot of hi-tek and precision black coated bullets... purely curious as to the draw to powder coat vs hi-tek? Is it a lower cost option or just a different coating?
I figured I'd try the cheaper option first ;-)
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 pm
One of my friends is a big coyote hunter and has a custom Model 70. He tried coating his own and buying manufactured. He said he saw no benefit to moly coated and quit reloading them. He did not try pistol loads.
I tried out 500 or so commercially-coated .45acp bullets and liked the results (clean barrel and a lot less smoke than traditional bullet-lube/cast bullets), so I figured I'd see what I can do myself.
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Post by flechero » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:36 pm

Wow, you mush have a great source of inexpensive, raw projectiles if your time and effort to coat bullets still beats it! :cheers2:

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Post by AndyC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:07 pm

My great source is me ;)
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Post by george » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:12 pm

Moly coating is not what we are talking about.

The advantages of the paint is the bullets are not covered in bullet lube, so they are not messy, they don't smoke, and they store a long time without contaminating the powder (like lubed bullets do in the heat). Also, it allows me to increase the o.d. of the bullets to shoot better, if the mold is a little on the small side.
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