Powder coating cast lead bullets

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  1. slosolo2

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    looks interesting
     
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    Well... I can see how it could work pretty well. Coating is softer than your barrel and softer than copper... so it shouldn't beat up the lands any worse than anything else I would think. If I cast my own I'd certainly give it a shot.
     
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    Is this similar to Moly coating?
     
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    In concept... sort of... but not quite. Powdercoating gets you a durable and slick outer shell kind of like a "soft" jacket around the lead core. Due to the nature of the coating it's fairly slick but not really a lube by design. Moly coating was specifically looked at to lubricate the bullets. One huge difference is that cleaning moly out of your barrel can be a huge headache where this seems to not leave any residue in the barrel since the powder coating is durable enough to hold together.
     
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    Man that looks promising. I might have to try it.
     
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    Is this done in an effort to push the cast bullets faster, to minimize leading or for other reasons?
    I'm a bit slow on the take up this morning.
     
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    After looking at those threads and something that Wahoo said about power coating and moly being about the same raised sever questions in my mind.

    Are gas check required for moly coated lead bullets?

    "cola can gas checks" are these home made and if so, how do you do it?
     
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    It's a way for the avid DIY'er to produce a clean shooting "jacketed" bullet from start to finish. Plus it gives you a good reason to go buy another gadget.
     
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    Harbor freight kit, card board box to spray in and recollect the powder, and a toaster oven is how I was shown how to coat fishing tackle like jig heads etc.... Or find a used oven on craigslist and hook it up in the shop.
     
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    To do it right you need to be able to size the bullets... Make them slightly undersized before coating and then size after coating to ensure the proper size. As far as gas checks, there are tools to put them on bullets, I'm sure there is a tool out there to make'em. (Have you seen the tool to make brass swaged .224 projectiles from .22LR brass and lead wire? super cool)
     
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    Tagged for interest in case anyone tries this and posts their results.

    If nothing else, it really looks neat!

    DSC01161.jpg
     
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    http://www.corbins.com/index.htm
     
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    I wonder if the powdercoating would allow shooting cast bullets thru a can?
     
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    I wondered the same. As long as the cost/labor of powder coating dont cancel out the cost savings of the cast bullets it looks promising
     
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    This topic has been covered 'ad nauseam' over at the Cast Boolits forum. They are 36 pages in the thread, started Nov. 2012 -
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?171403-Powder-Coating-Boolits

    There is another topic on 'lead bullets coated with polymer paint'. This topic is 41 pages long, started July 2010.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...s-coated-with-polymer-paint&highlight=coating

    There is some good information in these threads, although like anything else on the various forums, someone will post one thing and then the next poster will post that the previous post is 'nonsense'. The Cast boolits forum seems to be very active forum with a bunch of posts each day.
     

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