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    How to avoid this ?

    What should I do to avoid this ? I honestly can't stand it. Is there something I could use on my little basket ? Some kinda anit stuck spray possibly?

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    I havent found any way to avoid it by using the dump and bake. I started using silicone pot holders that have the little cells in them for anything above 223 like these.

    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Pot-...%2C417&sr=8-10
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    Shoot them the way they are, and find something that's more important to worry about. jd
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    357,44,45's I stand up on parchment paper. My .30's I set nose down in the silicone trays linked above. It helps that these are the only calibers I cast for and powder coat.
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    Use a flat teflon [ non-stick ] coated baking tray.

    At half-time, remove from oven and shake / separate any stuck, then resume.
    Last edited by 414gates; 09-17-2022 at 04:11 PM. Reason: correction

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    I stand mine up. It's a pain but my boolits look petty. If I put them on a silicone sheet the bottoms do get colored with what ever PC I had previously used.

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    I use the silicone trays with the small cell for 30 cal.,nose up, works good.ive also done “ shake and bake in a pile”, couldn’t tell any difference in accuracy,but......... I’m not chasing the smallest group either! Just shooting for a good accurate load, at least acceptable to my standards, anyway. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    I havent found any way to avoid it by using the dump and bake. I started using silicone pot holders that have the little cells in them for anything above 223 like these.

    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Pot-...%2C417&sr=8-10
    +1 on this.

    Use the mats above for .223.

    Use the trivet mats with larger cells for .308 caliber boolits.
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    I use silicone mini ice cube trays on cookie sheets. The trays have 160 cells in them.

    Similar to these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/33402507836...Bk9SR4atlN3pYA

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    I drilled holes in sheet metal to sit the gas check area of the boolit into when I sprayed them. They got checks anyway so it wasn't necessary to coat that area. I used the non-stick foil on top of the tray and just push the boolits through the foil. Makes for easy transfer from spray booth to oven.

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    You can see what I am referring to with the bottoms get other colored PC from previous bakes. The old PC gets baked to the silicone mats. You don’t see the bottoms when there loaded anyways. Did these purples today. Had orange on the mat from previous bakes stick to the bottoms. Still like nice though IMO.




    The bottoms…




    If I run GCs they cover the bottoms up anyways.

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    Silicone baking sheets. Absolutely non stick.

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    I’ve been using Reynolds nonstick aluminum foil and stand the boolits up. Works about the same as silicone mats but cheap enough to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdog91 View Post
    What should I do to avoid this ? I honestly can't stand it. Is there something I could use on my little basket ? Some kinda anit stuck spray possibly?

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    I bet those boolits shoot as accurately as any that are coated perfectly!
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    They’ll probably shoot just fine, but if it really bothers you, try another color. I shake and bake everything and they usually coat better than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerat View Post
    I havent found any way to avoid it by using the dump and bake. I started using silicone pot holders that have the little cells in them for anything above 223 like these.

    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Pot-...%2C417&sr=8-10
    How big are the openings? Big enough for a forty?

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    try mixing a couple of colors- that often yields better coverage, for some reason. Basically, ignore the color divots- will have no effect on anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfdog91 View Post
    What should I do to avoid this ? I honestly can't stand it. Is there something I could use on my little basket ? Some kinda anit stuck spray possibly?

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    I use that copper grilling matt inside my wire rack, and STAND THEM UP. I get complete coverage.

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    Need some data on this:

    what temp to you heat to?

    how long do you bake?


    I have similar trays and don't get the missing PC areas

    I do mix colors mostly for enjoyment of wondering what I'll get but that does seem to help

    I only layer one-deep, don't have them piled on one another

    I heat to 400

    when I put them in I start a 20 minute timer. At about 10 minutes I notice vapor coming out of the oven.

    At 20 minutes I pull the trays out and dump the bullets in a non-stick baking pan Click image for larger version. 

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    I lightly bang the pans on the concrete floor and will move them to cooler spots a few times as they cool

    I don't get these marks
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