powder coating lead bullets

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billhac
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powder coating lead bullets

Post by billhac » January 30th, 2013, 4:55 pm

anyone heard of this? i saw some guys shooting colored bullets at the range las weekend, they said they were powder coated and they dont use lube? i dont know about that but i did notice there was not a lot of smoke like when i load my lead bullets. any info would be great
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Re: powder coating lead bullets

Post by sharkey » January 30th, 2013, 7:31 pm

YUP use them all the time for fishing ...... But shooting ...... No
would like to hear about it myself ....
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Re: powder coating lead bullets

Post by billhac » January 31st, 2013, 1:34 pm

well here is a link to 2 places that sell coated bullets, i have not tried either, but im thinking of taking a chance.
http://www.bayoubullets.net/index.htm
http://www.precisionbullets.com/
over on the cast boolits forum there are some guys shooting powder coated bullets, they look pretty but im not convinced thet they dont lead the barrel.

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Post by marlin39a » April 12th, 2015, 10:45 am

I just ordered 500 from http://www.missouribullet.com. Cost 49.50 with shipping. Will be my first experience with powder coated bullets. I am a caster. If these work, I'll try making my own.

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Post by snailman153624 » April 12th, 2015, 3:09 pm

I have shot nylon coated bullets before. They were blue. Slightly less accurate, since the bullet is slightly smaller to allow for the more compressible nylon to squeeze down the barrel. However, they left the gun noticeably cleaner. Great for plinking but don't expect to win any target shooting competitions with them. I still have a few boxes in .40 s&w.

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Re: powder coating lead bullets

Post by Hillbillyjim » May 3rd, 2015, 5:41 pm

I powder coat my own, although it takes to long to process 500 rounds. Lately I have been buying Mo. Bullet Co coated lead ammo. Very happy and shoots very clean.
I have a 357 that leaded up about everything I tried. With coated bullets no leading.

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Post by juniustaylor » June 4th, 2015, 9:15 pm

I've had good success with 158gr .358" PC bullets in a Ruger Vaquero .357 Mag. Loaded them up to almost fullpower jacketed velocity with VihtaVouri N110. I tumbled them around in a ziploc bag for a minute or so by hand. Bake them in a toaster oven for 15 minutes on about 375 degrees. Leading has been non-existent. I have yet to find any lead streaks in the barrel. I'm glad I've switched over to this method and I'll have to do further testing.
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