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Thread: Thinking of trying this

  1. #41
    Boolit Man

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    Looks good. Gets easier with each experience powder coating. Have fun and you have got a good looking boolit too.

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    Boolit Master
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    If you need a thicker coating do a preheat on the bullets <150 degrees, then tumble. But don't go over 150, less is better, more is a mess.

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    Boolit Master
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    First batch I tried, I did heat it up.
    Probably made them to hot as the powder, and boolets, all stuck together.
    They did coat better than the second batch, but I think the coating was to thick and clumping.
    I'm going to try and make a small tumbler to coat.
    Shaking for that long can get boring.
    So far, I'm liking PC.
    Worse part about it is picking them up one at a time to stand them up.
    The screen helped a bunch.

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    If you preheat you have got to use a Glass Thermometer to monitor the temp for consistent results.
    As far as a bullet tumbler you can't buy one that works as well for PC as this one. All that is needed is a small tumbler, recycle code #5 painter's bucket w/lid, plywood, rubber mat, all threads, and hardware.
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  5. #45
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    I think the next time I cast up some Lee 312-155s I'm going to try cutting the bottom off of a used plastic ammo tray. I'm thinking I could just lay out the tray on my baking sheet, and drop the coated boolits base down and then lift off the tray leaving the boolits in nice, neat rows. Right now I'm using those trays for my 9mm and 45,dropping them in nose first and then flipping them over onto the tray. Don't have to worry about shaky hands or wonky rows that way

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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