Powder coating bullets the easy way

Discussions of bullet casting, sizing, etc.

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magic mike
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Postby magic mike » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:02 pm

Those are some fine looking slugs. I have got to get busy and get myself setup to do this. I had a good talk with Sparky awhile back and he gave me some good pointers on what to do process wise. I haven't had to cast anything for quite some time now as I have plenty of loaded ammo on hand so it would be the perfect time to get setup to do it. Really am sick of bullet lube, even my own homemade stuff.

mike

Sparky45
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Postby Sparky45 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:18 pm

I to tumble PC my cast and I will NEVER go back to the goop and sticky mess of traditional lubes. BTW GCheese, do you coat and bake once or twice? I do two very light coatings and size. Your's look outstanding, good job.

carload9
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gc

Postby carload9 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:27 pm

gc:
Why dont ya tell us your step by step process. They look good.

guncheese
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Postby guncheese » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:36 pm

one coat one bake
unless for some reason they dont cover well or i need more size

and sure ill fix up a run through for you guys
it really is very very easy

i wont get to starting on that (as ive been meaning to do this with pix and such)
till i cast some bullets, which i may do on sunday

carload9
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g man

Postby carload9 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:19 pm

any pistol leading ? You can size after finished?

guncheese
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Postby guncheese » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:47 pm

nope no leading if your bullet fit is in the ballpark on a semi auto
if its a revolver a tight throat is gonna shear anything off
so again fit is king
i just reamed the throats of my new
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as they were a full thou small for a normal size cast bullet
made a HUGE difference, heck now you can get normal reloads to chamber!
i havent a clue why Ruger keeps on making small throats

and yes you size after coating, you can size before and after if it makes you feel better, but the coating is slick as a whistle going thru a sizer
i use the Lee push thru sizers ,they are the best for this purpose

i cast some boolits yesterday, but got side tracked to day so i didnt get any photo shoot done
maybe later tomorrow

carload9
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well

Postby carload9 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:06 am

have ypu shot some small 380 pistols? l had seen lil' lead only out toward end of barrel, last inch or so. In glock-42.

Sparky45
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Postby Sparky45 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:41 am

No leading in my G-42 with PC'd bullets. I've been sizing to .356"

carload9
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Postby carload9 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:33 am

Sparky45 wrote:No leading in my G-42 with PC'd bullets. I've been sizing to .356"


U ever shoot hitech in it?

guncheese
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Postby guncheese » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:22 am

my 9mm work is with PC and i size to .357" or .358"
and i have shot a bunch of that thru a G34 at moderate speeds (1050fps)
but we mostly shove Hi-Tek coated thru the glock one as i dont cast for everybody i know :?
and those are sized to .357" as for that gun .358" was a titch to fat
and no troubles
for purchased bullets Hi-Tek is the way to fly

pick your size, pick your coating color and you get free shipping when you buy a bulk pack
and if i recall 10% off your first order
we have been buying the 125grn RN with no lube groove

http://www.blackandbluebullets.com
Tony will treat you right

carload9
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guncheese

Postby carload9 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:48 am

Not interested in paint/pc bullets, but interested in leading.

Check out my sticky at top page below: iam gunoil, zoom in. Its a hitech thread i started: almost 400 hundred thousand views.

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http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthr ... ek-coating


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