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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by GRMPS, Feb 8, 2018.
Let's post our PC'd bullet pictures
These were done using this method
How I Powder Coat bullets
I got nuth'n.
Spray paint is for guys that cant blue or park.
Ya... This is the best I could do.
I thought hollowed out wadcutters were illegal?
No powdercoating but I do do hi-tech.
What's the purpose? Just to be different?
Moly? How do you do that?
Someone has to figure out how to screen print cool designs on "evil" bullets:
PC (Powder Coating) and Hi-Tek coating are polyester/polymer coatings applied to raw lead bullets that encapsulate the bullet and works as a lubricant. PC and HT coating replace the need for messy lube and alox that can gum up your loading dies and cause extras smoke when fired. Both are allowed in most indoor ranges where lubed bullets are not.
Hi-Tek coating has been by commercial casters in Austrailia (where it was invented) for over 25 years and used extensively at IPSC matches.
There is the health advantage if you cast bullets, once they are coated you are no longer handling raw lead.
Coated bullets keep your barrel cleaner (when you use the proper alloy and size bullet)
These coatings are not a cure-all, coated bullets can be pushed up to 1800 fps w/o gas checks and near 3000fps with gas checks, proper sizing, and alloy (copper is added to make the bullet more ductile.
you can use different colors too:
differentiate different loads.
spice up your cartridges (the pink and the bags are PC the rest are HT
make your bullets more "girl friendly
and you can do the lone ranger look
Those look really good. I'm planning to eventually cast and powder coat my own bullets - have most of what I need to do that now. I know there are at least a few folks on this site that do powder coating of bullets, one that comes to mind is @Benchrest. Maybe he'll be interested in offering up a few photos.
I really like the idea of easily distinguishing different loads in the same cartridge - nice way to keep easy track of what you're shooting.
Wish I had someplace to try mine out, without having to drive 50 miles.
Silk Screen? Here are some silver bullets included in an engraved boxed colt 38 set on display @ the NRA National Firearms Museum and appropriately labeled:
Of coarse the box is casket shaped.
It eliminates the messy wax based lube and also allows me to shoot cast through a glock barrel without any leading. This puts the cost of shooting 9mm at about 60-65$ per 1000 if you don't count your time too much.
For hi-tech you use either a two part liquid formula or a powdered version with acetone and add 5-6cc to 5lbs Bullets in a small bucket, shake for about 15sec to coat, spread out on a mesh sheet to dry, then bake at 200c (about 380-400f but my oven controller is in centigrade) for 8 to 12 minutes in a small convection oven. I usually do one coat, size with the Lee push through dies then add another coat.
I moved to coated bullets a while ago due to mess, health hazards of exposed lead, less smoke and just nicer to handle. Pretty much the same cost as plain lead, I use S & S Casting bullets. I don't clean my handguns that often and w/coated they stay cleaner longer.
They look good enough to eat but please don't
What would happen if Nordstrom sold bullets:
Photo by @GRMPS
Competition from Claire's: (photo by @GRMPS )
If'n I walked into a gun shop and they had these on the shelf, I'd be like a kid in a candy store:
(Photo by @ageingstudent )
So.... How do you control how much is applied? Seems there's a pretty tight tolerance on the diameter of a bullet being squeezed down the bore of a barrel.
Seems there'd be un-uniform thickness at different locations around the bullet diameter.
How much thickness does it add?
I actually size mine after I powder coat.
But, my volume is nothing like that guy....