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    Old dog learning new tricks!

    I am doing real time report on my first PC effort. I am waiting on a 3rd bake of 220gr HP for 358 win. I figure I got about 1900fps with lubed GC'd RCBS 200. Going to start these bad boys at 40grs of H4895 and very ecxcited.Click image for larger version. 

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    Passed the smash test with big hammer.

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    Its hard to tell from the picture, but the coating doesn't look like uniform coverage, but it could just be the photo.

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ID:	230474I added another 2 coats after that and loaded them at Hodgdon minimum for H322 and up 2 grains in 1/2 gr incrs. I might be being a bit ambitious but twist is only 1:14

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    What you are looking for on a full power rifle bullet is a PC build out of approximately .003" of coating to provide a jacket of sufficient thickness, according to our PhD polymer physicist. If you need multiple coats to achieve this then do what is called a "partial cure" on the first coat. So you heat the first coat just until the powder completely flows, stop the process and add another coat, then do a full cure. This way the coats will cross link into a single thick coat. Multiple coats can be added this way.

    To keep the powder out of the HP I spray the bullets upside down with the HP on a nail. I made a tray for this I call my bed of nails.
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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