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    Multi colored/ speckled boolits

    What is the best method for doing this? I'm tumbling them with bb's in my 5 container.

    Some of the pics I see you guys post look great. How are you getting such defined colors? I'm messing with multi color a little, and maybe I just need different combos. I've had decent luck with purple and orange. Black and blue just mixed together to be black. Black an orange turned out ok, but it started to mix a bit and some look brown.

    Are you tumbling your base coat and then adding a small amount of your secondary at the end, or just mix it up and shake shake?

    So far at least they are all passing a smash test, so at least I've got that part working right!

    Thanks,
    Ken

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    Can't Help you .... I only PC in Smokes Clear! After all I using cast bullets
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    I mix 2 or 3 colors together and tumble until coated. Still get separate color specs but not super will defined. I like Smoke's white and black with about 1/4 helping of dark blue. For some reason the white and back stink when used alone, poor coat, but when used together they are wonderful coaters. White and wine red are great together as well.

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    I've been just mixing 2-1 Smoke's traffic white to a solid color. I mixed Smokes gloss black with signal blue and got a solid caramel brown. No pic of that one.
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    ASBB shake and swirl 20- 30 seconds. Knock off the excess powder and bake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWFilips View Post
    Can't Help you .... I only PC in Smokes Clear! After all I using cast bullets
    I can certainly understand that stance.... With that being said, I'm still using traditional lube on some boolits so they are still you know boolits.....

    Haha, I figured if I'm gonna PC I might as well make it fun. That doesn't make me weird, I've got a host of other things in front of that, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattw View Post
    I mix 2 or 3 colors together and tumble until coated. Still get separate color specs but not super will defined. I like Smoke's white and black with about 1/4 helping of dark blue. For some reason the white and back stink when used alone, poor coat, but when used together they are wonderful coaters. White and wine red are great together as well.

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    Are you using a tumbler or shake and bake. I've had good luck with just Smoke's traffic white and black mixes 2-1. Great coverage with Bb shake and bake.
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    I mix smokes black and bacon grease (yellow) together to make an olive green. Usually the first batch of bullets in the tumbler have some color specs in them especially if i dont leave them in very long. but by the second batch the paints have mixed together will and i get a consistant green. I start by mixing a lb of black and a lb of yellow together in a coffee can and shaking them. Even the first batch comes out well if i leave them in my vibrating tumbler for at least 15 minutes. If you want speckled bullets then use a shedds spread container and dont mix the paint. Just dump a bit of each in it and dont get carried away with the shaking. ME? i do 20lbs of bullets at a time and long ago found the shed spread container thing was to slow. I can now bake a batch of 20lbs and while there cooking tumble the next batch well casting more.
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    I filled a salt shaker with some red PC and sprinkled it on after the other colors are on. I haven't chronoed the sprinkled ones but my theory is that the red "flames" that result make the boolet fly faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockshooter View Post
    I filled a salt shaker with some red PC and sprinkled it on after the other colors are on. I haven't chronoed the sprinkled ones but my theory is that the red "flames" that result make the boolet fly faster.
    Loren
    I agree!

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