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Thread: PC and BP

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    PC and BP

    Has anyone tried powder coating with black powder?

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    Thought about it myself, only went as far pcing a few just to measure. Did a bore fit, took a hammer down the whole barrel of a old knight inline (.503 bore). The conical easily loads in the same gun.

    With out firing I can say not worth it.

    Stick with lubes and sabots. Leave pc for smokeless

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    I'd be hesitant to try it.
    Spent my fair share of time getting burnt plastic shotgun wad goo out of BP shotguns once upon a time.

    If you really want to try because you need to bring up the diameter of some bullets or something my suggestion would be to lube well with a BP lube. This will help keep the fouling soft and keep it from building up or maybe stripping the PC off. No first hand experience to back this up though.

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    I was just wondering. I powder coat my .45-70 smokeless. I’m now getting ready to load black powder and as I said, I was just wondering.

    Powder coating is some pretty tough stuff though. Nothing like a plastic shotgun shell. I’ve heard people say they throw recycled boolits into the pot and the lead melts out and the plastic floats on top not melted.

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    Don't see why it wouldn't work. As you say, PC is tough stuff and I doubt it's going to melt or burn off with BP since it doesn't with smokeless. BUT (don't you love that word) - - BUT, one purpose of a lube with BP is to keep the fouling soft. Since PC won't do that you're still going to need a lube.

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    It works in conjunction with good BP lube, not without. PC bullets in sabots work well and the PC seems to aid in the release from the sabot.
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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
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