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Thread: Elvis Ammo's New "In Bulk" Powder Coating Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripplebeards View Post
    I like any informative videos that can help me be a better boolitateer. Hats off to Elvis for the try but I wouldn't ever try the This method being it looks like the lazy mans try and have to say he reminded me of Chunk on the Goonies when he had to shake his belly (when Elvis was swirling his boolits)lol

    We do this for the pride, art, and the craft...not to rush n make it look like ****.
    It all depends......

    I am anal about rifle ammunition. At one time I had seven progressive presses and I have never loaded a rifle round on anything but a Rock Chucker or Co-Ax.

    One of our fun things to do is shoot head to head using a dueling tree. Lots of blasting at close range. We do not need target quality ammunition for that kind of shooting.

    Nothing wrong with producing match grade ammunition all the time, but I am lazy and good enough is good enough. Heck, I am so lazy I would never cast or reload another 9mm if I could by them for $5 a box. I have no great love for either endeavor. Just cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308Jeff View Post
    Elvis might talk slow, but he's smart as a whip, and definitely thinks outside of the box. As far as I know, he's the only private individual to venture into the pure zinc bullet arena.

    We've been shooting cast lead bullets for centuries. My knowledge is still very limited, but as far as I know, other than gas checking, nothing has been done to protect the base of the bullet.

    Unless conventional lube somehow protects the base, he has to be right. PC does its job of preventing leading because it encases the portion of the bullet that comes into contact with the rifling.

    Right?
    Yes he a very nice guy and as far as his zinc bullet I havent followed up on that venture, Did you see the video where he burned up and melted a Lee pot because of the zinc, was rather a comical video, but he learned something LOL
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    When I first started powder coating, Elvis Ammo's video on heating them first was the first video I ever watched. VERY GLAD I DID. Most people tend to over scrutinize their work on powder coating. If I had tried powder coating before watching Elvis, I would be gluing little nuts on a pan under some non stick aluminum foil and placing the bullets on them with a tweezers. UGH. It is so much simpler that most people make it out to be. In my opinion ELVIS AMMO ROCKS. I love his videos and comment on them a lot. I use the name hans.pcguy on youtube. I should make all my names the same some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308Jeff View Post
    I know I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but...

    In applications where conventional lube and no gas check are acceptable, is it not correct that the base of the bullet is not protected from hot gases? If this is the case, then PC bullets where the base has not been coated is equal to the conventional lubed version.

    Again, I see no reason to not PC the base (unless you wanted to stand them all up and spray the PC), but logic tells me the conditions would be the same for both bullets.
    Your assumptions are correct. If you don't have a muzzle device attached to the exit end of your pipe there is no need to cover the base of a lead bullet... UNLESS ... you want to reduce the amount of airborne lead in the air around you. That is why the majority of indoor ranges won't allow you to shoot bare lead projectiles.

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    Makes perfect sense. Thank you, igolf!

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    He sounds just like a regular Carolina boy. Sounds normal to me. I kinda like the "hey Youtube"...and then "Hey" again.

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    Yeah, he's a good guy for sure. Enjoy all his stuff.

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    This was the video that got me to get HF red to work, preheat to 140F and it works well. His video on ford blue taught me a great powder. I like his videos.


    Quote Originally Posted by Traffer View Post
    When I first started powder coating, Elvis Ammo's video on heating them first was the first video I ever watched. VERY GLAD I DID. Most people tend to over scrutinize their work on powder coating. If I had tried powder coating before watching Elvis, I would be gluing little nuts on a pan under some non stick aluminum foil and placing the bullets on them with a tweezers. UGH. It is so much simpler that most people make it out to be. In my opinion ELVIS AMMO ROCKS. I love his videos and comment on them a lot. I use the name hans.pcguy on youtube. I should make all my names the same some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by full.lead.taco View Post
    This is also one of the reasons I powder coat. I shoot ALOT of suppressed stuff. With sealed cans you get lead buildup as well as buildup from the lube.
    FLT please do a vidieo comparing base coated and base not coated during which urge your you tube peers to join the conversation here =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by igolfat8 View Post
    He is right if you don't have a comp on the end of the barrel.

    Combustion of the gunpowder is in direct contact with the base of the bullet. Therefore, it will vaporize a small amount of exposed bare lead and blow it down and out the pipe. Most of my pistols have comps on them and this causes lead build up in the comp ports which is a show stopper for the games I play.
    Exactly.

    We all know that the .22 LR doesn't have leading problems. But put a comp on the pistol and watch the lead build up in the ports. It's amazing how much the Volquartsen comp helps with my Ruger MK II pistols. Part of it is the extra weight of course
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    I think he's right. Leading happens due to the friction of the bullet on the rifling. Try powder coating the base and leave the sides bare and I'd guess you'll have terrible leading in short order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog81 View Post
    I think he's right. Leading happens due to the friction of the bullet on the rifling.
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    I respectfully disagree. I have recovered my PC bullets from the berm. You can see rifling marks in the bullet but no exposed bared lead in the rifling grooves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igolfat8 View Post
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    I respectfully disagree. I have recovered my PC bullets from the berm. You can see rifling marks in the bullet but no exposed bared lead in the rifling grooves.
    Did you have leading in your rifling? If the powder coat on the side remains intact you don't get leading. I think that's the whole point of this thread...

    If you powder coat the sides of the bullet only you shouldn't get leading. If you only powder coat the base you will get leading. The base is not the cause of leading - the sides of the bullet are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealhitman View Post
    As much as I like him I just can't listen to his vids anymore. Some one buy the guy a decent microphone already.
    i cant listen to him cuz he talks nonsense and could cut his videos in half if he didnt ramble.

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