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    Powder coating projectiles

    Anyone on here powder coat their cast projectiles and if so where do you source the powder?

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    I powder coat my cast bullets for my 6x45. I bought a bag of powder off eBay here but I'm sure you'll be able to get a bit off a local powder coating place.

    I place the bullets in an empty ice cream tub with a small amount of powder and shake it to coat the bullets. I line a baking tray with aluminium foil, put the coated bullets in and then seal the the top of the tray with foil. 10 mins in the oven at max temperature works for me then I pour cold water over the bullets and separate the ones that have stuck together.

    No more leading and a squeaky clean barrel after shooting PC bullets.
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    25 years ago my brother used to wrap his 45-70 cast projectiles in Teflon thread tape and spray them with aerosol clearkote. No gas check and was pushing them crazy fast for cast lead.
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    I bought half a pound of Eastwood Ford Dark Blue from Resto Supplies at a total cost of $32, and had to pay by Paypal. Resto Supplies have other colours but I chose the easiest application colour. Eastwood powder is the recommended TGIC polyester-type of powder (there is more than one kind of polyester powder) for easy shake and bake application. Dulux supply a polyester powder but it is the wrong kind, which means the price is high for the imported Eastwood powder. I have not found another supplier of polyester TGIC powder in New Zealand. The powder application is easy and the baking is simple. I follow the process outlined on the MP Molds website: https://www.mp-molds.com/tipstricks/...ble-dt-method/

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    what is the benefit of powder coating cast projectiles ? only using subs is there any gains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    what is the benefit of powder coating cast projectiles ? only using subs is there any gains?
    For pistol bullets they are cleaner to shoot and reload,more consistent and more accurate.
    Whats not to like!
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    Do any of you guys powder coating resize your projectiles afterwards?
    Or is that a given?

    As for why to do it I have had some given too me to try and they're clean as a whistle in the barrel and generally faster for a given powder charge over jacketed projectiles. Dunno if they're more accurate or not yet.

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    I dabbled with powder-coating in my XP100 30BR & 7mmBR plus my 357Mag revolver.

    I needed to re-size ( Lee push through) after powder coasting or I couldn't chamber in the revolver as the powder coat fattened the bullets too much. There are companies like NOE who are making bullet molds slightly under-size to sell to the powder coat fraternity.

    Certainly makes cast bullet shooting a lot less messy with no bullet lube/ lubesizers / etc.

    Accuracy I can't comment as to whether it was better, but it wasn't worse and the bullets looked "sexy" .

 

 

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