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 Post subject: Re: Powder coating step-by-step
Post Number:#26  PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:10 am 
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Here are some pics of bullets I have coated.
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Powdercoated bullets are great to shoot in a Glock. I normally shoot 147 grain fmj silenced in my G17. I just bought a 38 cal. 150 gr. round nose bullet mold for my 9mm. I have .356, .357 & .358 sizing dies and will see which size my gun prefers.

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Another advantage of PCing is the ability to increase the diameter of a cast bullet to better fit your barrel. Normally you want a cast bullet .001-.002" larger than groove diameter. I have a mold that drops a .430 diameter bullet, but my barrel slugs .431. I use PC to increase diameter to .432-.433.
Too small of a bullet diameter is the major cause of barrel leading.

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I chronographed 5 rounds each pan lubed and PC bullets loaded exactly the same. The PC bullets averaged 25 fps faster.

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kyswede wrote:
It is normal for bullets to stick to the basket. Resulting marks do not affect the coating.
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So is this why lead nosed .22lr ammo is waxy or oily?


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Dustin wrote:
Would this make the safe to shoot out of a Glock ?

I've been shooting hard cast lead bullets in my Glocks for years with no problems. Of course, I am pretty anal about checking for signs of leading in the polygonal bore on a routine basis. When shooting bare lead, I always clean the bore every 100-150 rds routinely.

Only once, when using some bullets I got in trade, did I find any sign of smearing in the barrel, and later found that they were not hard cast & had very little antimony in them.

A good scrubbing with a phosphor bronze brush and Hoppe's #9 cleaned it right up.

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Wyldman wrote:
Dustin wrote:
Would this make the safe to shoot out of a Glock ?

I've been shooting hard cast lead bullets in my Glocks for years with no problems. Of course, I am pretty anal about checking for signs of leading in the polygonal bore on a routine basis. When shooting bare lead, I always clean the bore every 100-150 rds routinely.

Only once, when using some bullets I got in trade, did I find any sign of smearing in the barrel, and later found that they were not hard cast & had very little antimony in them.

A good scrubbing with a phosphor bronze brush and Hoppe's #9 cleaned it right up.

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Problem is I can shoot 300 to 400 in match. Need coated or jacketed. New barrel would be best.


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It's always been my policy to shoot only jacketed bullets in matches or competition. Yes, I realize it can get quite costly, which is one reason I shoot my hand loads a lot. I also find that my consistancy is much better shooting my hand loads as I am extremely picky about my powder charge weight and which primers I use.

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excellent swede, thanks for the posting this up for everyone. Answers a lot of the questions I had.


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Gunsmokin wrote:
Hmmmm, what else could this be applied to??? This has my imagination whirring! Thanks, Swede!! Awesome.

I know I can hear all the way over here.

Powder coat anything that holds a static charge and withstand the baking.


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Great write up! Now, how about a "how to" on casting bullets? You make things seem very doable. I've been through Lyman's book on casting, but you do a better job "showing" how. This is one of my favorite threads. Thanks, Geno

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Very cool Swede. Thanks for the write up!


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Geno wrote:
Great write up! Now, how about a "how to" on casting bullets? You make things seem very doable. I've been through Lyman's book on casting, but you do a better job "showing" how. This is one of my favorite threads. Thanks, Geno


Hmmm I think that is a good idea. Let me see what I can come up with.

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I loaded some of the purple & orange 45 cal. semi-wadcutters shown in post #26 above. Shot a few today in 2 RIA 1911s with no problems. Here are the recovered bullets, along with some tumble lubed round nose bullets.
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Thought I would update this with some new pics.
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How humiliating it would be to get shot with a pink bullet!


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