Any body try powdwer coating ???

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Any body try powdwer coating ???

Post by scamp62 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:03 am

As stated in the header.."any body here try powder coating there bullets" of so please let us know how it worked for you.

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Re: Any body try powdwer coating ???

Post by Ranch 13 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:35 am

Haven't tried to do it myself, but have bought some commercial made ones. Surprisingly enough they work pretty good with bp in the 38-40, but much better with smokeless.

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Re: Any body try powdwer coating ???

Post by Brent » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:03 am

I have thought about it a lot. Not tried it. Technically, they are not legal for competition in any of the games I shoot, so that is a factor as well.

Its and interesting idea but one that is easily matched by paper patching, so their appeal is a bit limited for me.
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Re: Any body try powdwer coating ???

Post by jime444 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:50 pm

I have and it works well. It's not legal except for cowboy action, I believe. that and the occasional messing around at the range. I have shot them on BPCR and scheutzen bullets and it works pretty well, maybe not as good as carefully lubed bullets, but pretty darn good. Not legal, though.
I use HF red powder (it's cheap); a old vibratory tumbler, .38pistol bullets (slightly hardened lead) and a easy bake oven. lots of you-tube videos on the topic.

tumble bullets in vibrator filled with airsoft plastic pellets for about 5 minutes or so. powder coat will stick nicely; pull them out with a slotted spoon and pour onto oven tray coated with non-stick foil, 20 minutes at 400degF using a electronic oven thermometer to monitor. Let cool. you get proficient at it you can make about 500/hr doing it this way........last week, I made 4000 in about a day of work........I cast bullets at the same time in a 5ea. lee gang mold. it's pretty damn efficient multitasking and in a couple of days, I'm set for the next year of CAS.

I run them through the .358 sizer (lee) as fast as I can load it. the bullets size nicely and are slick and shiny. red lipstick shiny, sexy even..... you can pound a bullet flat and the powder coat stays on. in my Win73; they'll shoot less than 1inch groups at 50 yards all day with 3.5gr of trailboss. basicially, use the same bullets for my revolvers.... even better, a simple wet patch through the bore and then a dry one and cleaning is done.........!!!! absolutely no leading, lube or any other deposits........you are basically shooting a plastic coated(saboted) bullet.
beats any other kind of tumble lube or wet lube on lead bullets......I can heartily recommend it..

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Re: Any body try powdwer coating ???

Post by Brent » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:41 pm

I dont think these are legal for CLA, but it's been a half year or more since I looked into it.
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