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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    08-25-2014, 08:52 PM
    I have yet to shoot my first batch of Powder Coated pistol bullets but, the way I coated the tails and the noses all at once was to suspend them on a small wire frame. The frame is shape like a line-drawing of a house with no walls. And it's sized...
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    08-25-2014, 03:47 PM
    I don't really know if it will work or not but, it seems plausible. A while back I put alot of time and effort into designing and making myself a set of Boat-Tailed Gas-Check dies that I used with success on a couple of modified 30 caliber bullet...
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    08-24-2014, 08:21 PM
    I've owned rifles like the one you've been struggling with. And I've spent an inordinate amount of time and money trying to get them to shoot the bullets I wanted them to shoot. Both rifles I'm eluding to would shoot my jacketed reloads with...
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    08-23-2014, 06:19 PM
    I'm in the process of buying the metal to make up a jig to do just what you've mentioned. I just have to draw it up in my CAD software and then convert it to G-Code. It shouldn't take that long. In fact it probably takes longer to drive down and...
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    08-23-2014, 02:38 PM
    I think that the reason some folks are having issues with the lighter colored Harbor Freight powders may stem from the fact that they are spraying a lighter color over the darker base color of the lead cast bullets. Generally speaking, in...
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    08-23-2014, 12:32 AM
    The powder isn't that expensive. I might get all the colors and try mixing them together to make like a sissy pink color or an orange shade. There was one picture posted somewhere on here that a guy got a nice looking grey color by mixing white...
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    08-23-2014, 12:26 AM
    If this method of patching gave you any problems at all I think it would be that the bullets would tend to hang on to the foil rather than shedding it as soon as it left the barrel. Best way to tell for sure is to give it a try. Please post your...
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    08-22-2014, 08:24 PM
    I picked up my Powder Coating gun from Harbor Freight yesterday and I Powder Coated a small number of 200 grain Lyman Devastators and some Hollow Pointed Lee 380 caliber bullets this afternoon. I think I did OK for my first time around. I used the...
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    08-21-2014, 10:27 PM
    I finally caved in and drove down the street to my nearest Harbor Freight store to pick up a gun and some powder. I have a question about putting on a secondary coat if needed. After a guy applies the first coat and for whatever reason,...
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    08-17-2014, 12:33 PM
    I haven't even dipped my foot into he PC craze yet. I've just been reading everything I can about it, trying to wrap my head around it before diving in. In reading what I can about it, I've come to the conclusion that Beagle333 is most likely...
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    08-16-2014, 11:38 AM
    That's excellent news on the annealing part; and even if you do get a reduced interior volume on your cases after you full length size them, it's just a matter of a slight decrease in powder charge and you should be back to whatever pressures you're...
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    08-15-2014, 09:04 PM
    Some of the groups on this thread show an awful lot of promise. The points of impact on some of the targets here seem to indicate that the testers may be stopping short of the full potential of their abilities as Powder Coaters and reloaders. ...
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    08-15-2014, 05:55 PM
    They look pretty bad-a$$. I'm wondering if the heat involved in the curing of the PC is enough to anneal your brass from top to bottom and possibly causing a case rupture? If not, and you have to full length size in order to get the brass to...
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    08-14-2014, 08:16 PM
    If Powder Coating is everything I've read it is, would it be logical to assume that one could simply make a smooth sided bullet and forego any lube grooves on a cast bullet? For that matter, on rifle bullets, is the net gain sufficient to just do...
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    08-12-2014, 03:36 PM
    I'm sure this has been asked before. I know I made it a point to ask a guy on YouTube when he posted a vid on how he Powder Coated his pistol bullets. I asked him if this Powder Coating process could be used on rifle bullets and if so, how fast...
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    08-03-2014, 11:22 AM
    It is possible to make these types of straight walled (no lube grooves) bullets with Ball-Nosed End-Mills; and you'd get a smoother surface finish. These Ball-Nose End-Mills can be bought in just about any diameter. Using one that's the closest...
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    08-02-2014, 09:44 PM
    The BB thing is a good idea. I made up some Hot Melt Glue bullets using an NOE 22 caliber mold that was designed to drop 35 grain bullets. Cast from Hot Melt Glue, the finished bullets only weighed about 4 grains or so. I shot one out of my 22...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check