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    This is one of my trays for HP bullets the thumb tacks are held in place with PC I just used some overspray to glue them in place. I did make one using sheetrock nail that are more like a large tack and did them the same way but after the build up of powder it failed me after several trips to the oven.
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    These were sprayed with HF yellow and they are the mehic molds for my 9mm.
    Reloading to save money I am sure the saving is going to start soon

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    I filled up my convection PC cooker with pinks Thursday night. First picture is oven sitting on the back of my quad outside the walk in basement slider. Second is trays after the cook in my basement work room. My three trays will hold 714 projectiles with 3/4" spacing. I made a loading jig out of a piece of 1 X 12 pine, into which I load boolits nose down then I put the tray on upside down, flip over, PC and cook.

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    Nothing accessorizes a Mauser like pink!
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Here's a few pics of the ones I made for a USPSA sectional we had in NC last week.
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    Those are both Mihec molds I cast with; one was 125gr hp, the other was 135gr. I used Power Pistol, and got 148 power factor.
    And here is the results... I shot about 250 pc bullets in the whole competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallen View Post
    Did you build the trays yourself? got any close ups?
    Screen covered racks that came with oven
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    Wood jig that I load non HP boolits on the rack above after putting NSAF on it

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    Pop rivet through aluminum plate rack for nose down HP's

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    Nose down rack for 300 using BO cases and silicone grommets for .225's

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    Picture of 3 racks of 9mm 125 TL Lee total of 714 boolits was in my earlier post

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    I know these aren't as pretty as the others posted here. These are NOE 358 121 rn boolits that I dry tumbled on a rainy day. It took 4 coats before I got them fully coated hence the rough finish. I have some new powders coming from Smoke so I expect the results to improve as far as the looks.
    They do, however seem to work fairly well. The target was 20 rounds fired at 30 feet.
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    What they looked like as they dropped from the mould:


    After powder coating (tumble method) and sized down to .311


    The result of my FMJ load of RL7 @ 25yds thru my Yugo under folder

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    My .02 on it...

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveK View Post
    Outside of being totally cool, Is there and real advantage to powder coating boolits?
    This should be one of the questions in the FAQ....
    But there's too many pages to read in the whole powdercoating section to find all the reasons........ so here goes my try at it:
    My whole purpose for PC was to be able to shoot some nice soft lead in pistols faster without leading than before. And range lead is cheaper to buy and easier to find than wheel weights. It lets you avoid having to handle sticky boolits, it doesn't gum up your loading dies; it provides really long term storage without oxidation of your boolits, or the lube drying/cracking or melting out of the lube grooves; it makes pretty boolits (unlimited colors), it allows you to color code your loads if you want to separate hot from plinkers, etc.; it doesn't smoke when you shoot it (the indoor shooters like that), and it is much cheaper than any used lubesizer you will ever find.
    It also lets you store loaded boolits without any fear of long term powder contamination from lube and it allows you to shoot gas check boolits a little faster without the check than you could shoot them with lube. And within limits, it also sizes up boolits that may be just a hair too small.... making some Lyman and Ideal molds give people the size boolit they were looking for, without having exactly the perfect alloy and the perfect temp for both mold and lead every time they cast.

    Other than that... it is not a gas check. It does not protect the boolit from gas cutting. It does not improve velocity, obturation or expansion (it does not keep hollow points from expanding normally). There is much debate about how it affects accuracy, either good or bad. That seems to be up to the individual.


    Since this is a pic thread, here's a pic of some .45's that I tumbled in Smoke's green. It's fast, it's easy, it's cheap, and they leave the gun and dies clean as new when you're done!


    And here's some Hornady swaged .45 bullets that I tumbled in HF red..... they aren't sticky, they load up clean and shoot great.
    Last edited by Beagle333; 10-15-2014 at 10:29 PM. Reason: Because I like green...
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    NOE 360-230 RD in Smoke's purple.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Powder Coated With Gqas Checks

    Cast a few 148 grain wad cutters for the 38 special, powder coated and installed home made gas checks on plain base cast bullets.

    The gas check material is .006 thick aluminum roof flashing.

    There are 500 bullets per tub.

    Cast on Automated Master Caster Machine

    These bullets result in a very clean barrel after several hundred shoots.
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    My 2nd attempt. 40 S&W. Carolina Blue from Smoke.

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    Basket of 44

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    First cast for a range Buddy

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    NOE 402 160rn aluminum 5 cavity

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    Powder from Smoke. BBDT method. After:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huvius View Post
    I dont have a picture yet, but my "bed of nails" for hollow points is a small mesh rack ($1.50 at the restaurant suppy store) with every other square cut and bent up at 90deg.
    could do the same with wire mesh from the hardware store.

    Heres a pic.

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    My first try. Coating isn't 100%. Not sure why certain spots on the bullets didn't want the powder to stick.

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    Played around again with my new RCBS 7.62 mould but this time sized them to 308


    fired thru a FAL only at 50yds using a FMJ recipe


    surprised that 90% weighed exactly 139.5gr after powdercoat and gas check

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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