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View Poll Results: Do you lube or powder coat the cast boolits?

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  • Lube

    302 61.89%
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    202 41.39%
  • Other

    38 7.79%
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Thread: Do you lube or powder coat the cast boolits?

  1. #61
    Boolit Master


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    For a new method, I am surprised how many PC. It will interesting to run this poll again in three years.

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    I've been using conventional lube for a very long time and it works. When PC started up I had to try it and it works. So now I use both and they work. Sometimes I PC and and lube and that works. I have to say PC is cleaner and I like colored bullets. Would I give up one for the other?
    No, they both work and I get the velocities and accuracy I want.

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    I cast for a couple dozen calibers. Only the 9mm gets the PC. All the rest get lube. So I put my vote on Lube because there wasn't one that said Both.
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    All Ben's liquid lube all the time.

    Easy to make, no mess, no fuss, sparkling clean bores.

  5. #65
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    I just tumble lube since it is less space intensive.
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    I own a lubamatic, have lots a dies,and powdercoat with shake and bake. Yes I like being able to "NOT" rely on the powder folks...but I use Smoke's powders and prob won't do anything else any time soon.


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    Before I joined this site all I ever cast was round balls and minies for the front stuffers. After I got going casting boolits, I lubed with the alox that came with the Lee sizers I bought to get me going. Alox worked well. Then I read all the stickie formulas about home made loob and decided to make my own loob from stuff I had on hand. My first batch worked well. Then, I read some more and gave the shake n bake PC a try. I now PC all my boolits and likely will never mess with the gooie goop again. Shake N bake baby, thats how I roll em now. And a huge thanks to all the folks that contribute to this great community. Without all the info that I found written here, my hobby would never have been elevated to the level of enjoyment that I get from it today. Thanks folks!

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    I'm set up to spray powder coat and done it for .32 Special, 45-70 and some hand gun but I have a lot TAC 1 that needs to get used too.
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    buck & doe, Accurate Molds 36-225AG Model 94AE
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    doe 32 Win. Spl. 1920's Winchester model 1894 rifle

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    Red Carnuba and Lyman sizer. It ain't broke!

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    Boolit Master tazman's Avatar
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    I tumble lube with White label X-lox and size with Lee push through dies when necessary. This works well for me and my handguns.
    Not casting for rifle currently.

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    having just gotten into casting myself I was looking for something that would be pretty close to the jacketed bullets I was already shooting so I went straight to PC. I have some liquid alox but I haven't tried it yet as I want to avoid getting my seater die gunked up with the lube and ive had so far good success with the PC. I use the 4 140 preheat and then shake and bake (credit to elvis ammo on YT) and have had really good success.

  12. #72
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    once I finish up my last coffee can of pb tl plinking ammo I am running exclusively powder coated, cheaper, zero leading, and for me just as accurate. i reload with cast because i am cheap, pc is cheaper than gc and lube, and my preliminary test with imr4064 and my 3030 at 2150fps show promising accuracy and NO leading, just some light powder fouling, the same load uncoated would lead like crazy and although it would put 3-5 in a 1.5" circle at 50, shots 6 and up would fill in the rifling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazman View Post
    I tumble lube with White label X-lox and size with Lee push through dies when necessary. This works well for me and my handguns.
    Not casting for rifle currently.
    That's very similar to what I do, except I tumble in powder, and instead of waiting for it to dry I bake them for 20 minutes. Pretty much the same process otherwise.

    Call me lazy, but I don't usually feel like taking the time to lube each bullet individually anymore, did that for years until I found an easier way. The guys saying powder coating takes too long or is too hard aren't doing it my way.

  14. #74
    PC. If it wasn't invented I would not have started casting.


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    I voted other because it should also include both. I coat but haven't given up on conventional lubed, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbailey7821 View Post
    Red Carnuba and Lyman sizer. It ain't broke!
    I was slow to coated too. Give it a try, you may be surprised how simple. I have a Star sizer that isn't for sale, but for many of the calibers I shoot, HT or PC coating is pretty nice.
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  17. #77
    My local indoor range does not allow for exposed lead rounds, so I have to coat them if I want to shoot them there. I just did my first cast/coat this weekend, and it wasn't that hard at all.

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    I only PC for one gun, 9mm S&W M&P. No matter what size or lube used, the leading was ferocious. Last USPSA match tried Beagling the mold and using the Lee lube that came with it to see if I could avoid the PC. Have been running the Outers Foulout on and off for three days now. Every time I remove the electrode there's enough lead on it to make another boolit. So it's back to PC.
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    Tried both the powder coating and epoxy methods but found it gave no benefits and in most cases worst results over my lube sizers and found it far more of a faff-on to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascast View Post
    I am curious how 61.54%, 50% and 11.54% add up to 100% is that new math?
    You need to take into account that some members here are democrats and some of them, by nature, will be voting more than once.
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