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    Adding dry graphite to PC?

    I have heard about someone adding dry graphite to PC bullets. Has anyone else ever heard/tried this? Does it help any?

    Thanks

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    Boolit Master
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    Help with what?

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    I believe the graphite would kill the static and prevent powder from sticking.
    "In God we trust, in all others, check the manual!"

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    I guess you could poof it on when the powder it the wet stage.
    I don't see any advantage to adding it.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    You mean does it make the coating slicker, increase velocity/ improve accuracy??

    Interesting question.

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    fergit it. PC by itself is plenty slick enough. And why add anything that might prevent it from working correctly?

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    try it in a small batch and see if the boolit still passes the smash test and let us know. I believe a little bit would go a long way.
    If I had a Chrono my might try it 1/2 a pinch -w- a tsp of powder and ?????

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    Tried so very fine Teflon with powder coat using the electro-static gun. Worked fine in coating the bullets. Did not see any difference in shooting the bullets. Quite using the Teflon in the power coat since I could see in differences. Have coated thousands of cast bullets with the gun process.
    Powder coating is the best process for me doing a lot of cast bullets.

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    Not sure what the improvement would be. Or what improvement is needed?

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