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    Eastwood Chrome

    It's acrylic rather than epoxy/polyester like the Eastwood Mirrors -- but we'll see



    Lyman 452424 (30:1). Problem is discerning what's bare and what's coated now.
    We'll see how it holds up in the mid-high 20's in psi

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    Please report back on it's durability. I like the look and want to try it if it holds up.

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    SWEET !!!
    And ... it's Lone Ranger Approved for making up those silver boolit loads ...
    I love it !
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    Tier-II w/ (effectively) pure lead to calibrate QuickLoad
    Will kick it up to 25ksi/1,700+ next time out

    NOTE: Actually Lyman 452424
    Last edited by mehavey; 07-21-2022 at 01:46 PM.

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    That Marlin hated that (452424) bullet at high speeds/pressures -- any coating/any alloy.

    Went back to my old Heavy standby....


    Actual (LABRADAR) velocity: 1,410 fps
    Last edited by mehavey; 07-25-2022 at 11:15 AM.

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    Kicked it up to 42,000 and a Scope
    Last edited by mehavey; 07-31-2022 at 09:17 PM.

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    I use Eastwood black. I thought about the silver or chrome which I like the looks of, but discarded that idea for sorting purposes when double coating. The black makes things easier to tell the hit and misses in my coating. I use the Shake and Bake method with a nose down bake in a rack.
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    That chrome will it dry tumble?

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    Dry tumble ... as in ALOX ?
    (or did you mean something else -- like completed rounds?)
    Last edited by mehavey; 08-03-2022 at 11:58 AM.

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    Shake and bake...?

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    Having just discovered it, Single-Stage Reflective Chrome is the fastest/easiest
    of ALL the powders I've ever tried (15 so far), to Shake-Coat (w/AirSoft BBs)
    -- even better than my previous Eastwood standards of Mirror Red for #2,
    Mirror Green for 30:1, Ford Light Blue for Pure lead, and Metallic Purple for WW.

    30-sec shake -- perfect felt coating.

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    Back on Eastwood Chrome:

    350 Legend for Test w/ the Lee 358-200 RF (cast Lym#2)
    Have had it up to 50,000psi (calibrated-QL against chrono'd velocity) still leaving absolutely spotless bore
    But the 21" WinXPR likes a barrel time of 1.224ms,** and between W296/H110/Lil`Gun for matching loads to that time, I trust RL-7 the most in this cartridge.

    That means what you see below:
    Note that the XPR is a very light rifle -- `requires firm forearm hold to counter horizontal stringing.
    You can attribute ˝" to heartbeat.



    ** My real powder for this cartridge is Norma 200
    Which I haven't seen for sale anywhere since our reaction to "COVID" stopped everything
    Last edited by mehavey; 08-07-2022 at 07:09 PM.

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    That looks like an interesting powder. Does it work well with tumble coating?

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    I shake the bullets w/ BBs for 30 sec in a TupperWare container.
    Boom.... that's it. Powder-covered & go into the oven.
    `Never had powder that conducive to fast coverage.

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