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Thread: Do you have pics of recovered powder coated bullets ?

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    Do you have pics of recovered powder coated bullets ?

    Do you have pics of recovered powder coated bullets that have been fired through wood, water jugs, ballistic gel ... ?

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    Here is one recovered from a bowling pin. MP molds 359-640, 170 gr at about 800+ fps at a bowling pin at 25 feet. It is smokes PC and I actually messed up this batch, dumped the bullets too hot and the powder coat stuck and tore off. Cooled them down, recoated and re cooked. Seems to have worked out fine.

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    I’ve got some, I’ll take some pictures tonight

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    Acc 31-210E. .308 bolt rifle fired at about 2000fps. Impact in sandy backstop at 200yd.

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    Here are some I’ve recovered Click image for larger version. 

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    That flattened 12 gauge round ball had first traveled in some snow,then hit a rock at 75 meters. A rifled 870 barrel, 1500 fps muzzle velocity.

    Double PC seems to hold good.


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    So, it looks like the lead of the bullet does not touch the barrel, and the powder coating at the base of the bullet does not get blasted off by the powder charge.

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    Correct,thats why we powder coat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebad06vtx View Post
    Correct,thats why we powder coat!
    Yup
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway!

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    Toughness of PCd bullets - photos
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ID:	301549100 rounds 120 gr 9mm fired into my clamshell bullet stopClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	301547. Bullets are destroyed and barrel is clean .NO waste. Glock 27
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTI1USNRET View Post
    So, it looks like the lead of the bullet does not touch the barrel, and the powder coating at the base of the bullet does not get blasted off by the powder charge.
    That’s the way it is supposed to work and what makes it so popular. There can be problems if the boolits didn’t get coated enough or weren’t baked enough. If you really want to get up I velocities, make sure the alloy hardness is up for it. PC lets you get away with softer lead, but there is a limit.

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