Any one else Powder Coating Cast Bullets?

Discussion in 'Reloading Room' started by COZ2215, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. COZ2215

    COZ2215 Member

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    Pretty much have this worked out now. I am using the shake and bake method.
    A #5 plastic container ( Like cool whip) Some black or white air soft BB's to generate static. Harbor Freight red powder coat paint, Some non stick aluminum foil,and a $1 toaster oven.

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    two main reasons for me. #1 No leading at all in any fire arm I use them in.

    #2 These work flawlessly in my Hornady bullet feed dies.
    Need all the help you can get to keep a High- Point carbine fed.:D

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  2. bluebone

    bluebone Duke of Sarcasm Member

    i never woulds thought of that. seems like a very cool idea!
     

  3. bluebone

    bluebone Duke of Sarcasm Member

    what do you think your overall cost per bullet is?
     
  4. COZ2215

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    Initial cost for equipment. I dont count, If you buy correctly you can recoup those costs when you sell. Or most of it any way. So equipment is a bank that does not pay interest.
    ( See how that works?):D

    Right now I buy my lead at about $1.25 a pound shipped.
    I trap my bullets and recast and re shoot them over and over. ( but we wont count that)

    7000 gr to a pound/ 220gr bullet=31 bullets per pound.
    So 1.25 /31 = 0.04 cents a bullet. Or there a bouts.

    $3.75 for a pound of PC paint. Maybe get 3000 bullets coated. = Not much per bullet.

    Powder about $17 7000 / 4.0 gr per load= 1750 loads per pound
    So about .02 a shot
    About .04 a primer

    So about $3 for a box of 50 45 acp rounds. Some times a bit more but not much.
     
  5. Powder coating is the only one I can think of that I haven't tired.

    I have a bottle of the Gold HI tek and some black epoxy coating VHT, if you mix them you get black with gold flakes :)
     
  6. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I bought some 9mm 124gr LRN from a local enthusiast that coats their boolits with a polymer coating. Prices seem to be in line too. $39 for 500. :D
     

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  7. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    I am just getting setup for this. Are you using cast bullet load data or fmj load data?
     
  8. COZ2215

    COZ2215 Member

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    Use cast bullet load data. With powder coating you have less pressure that standard lubed cast bullets.
    Pant is more slippery than lead. And for sure more than jacketed.
     
  9. I'm all set up to powder coat,I have everything I need just have to get the lube out of some 9mm that were lubed when I got them.I just need to get a little time to get started.I can't wait to try it out and I'll be doing the shake and bake method also. morayman.............
     
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  10. Been following this on cast boolits and been looking for a toaster oven at yard sales but have come up empty so far.
     
  11. Blanco

    Blanco My dog gives me the bird Member

    I have been in the middle of the PC bullet craze over at Cast Boolits.
    I have been reloading with the PC boolits for about 3~4 months.
    Don't think I will ever need to try anything else for homemade Boolits
     
  12. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    What a great idea, I've not heard of it. I'll give this a try as I want to powder coat other things anyway.
     
  13. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    toaster ovens are dirt cheap, you can get one at wallyworld for less than $20.
     
  14. Blanco

    Blanco My dog gives me the bird Member

    Some of my handiwork.
    The top are some of my first .40 S&W
    The bottom are some 95 Gr. 9mm. Those zingers move at around 1400 Fps!
     

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  15. Just got done doing powder coat, seems as strong as epoxy but I really like how slick it feels might be even better.
     
  16. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Man guys, that is really some cool stuff!
     
  17. Blanco

    Blanco My dog gives me the bird Member

    If you want details just PM me. I can save you some time, effort and money
     
  18. Branth

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    Is this the same stuff Bayou Bullets uses?
     
  19. No bayuo bullets uses a product called hi-tek.
     
  20. lsi1

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    not being a reloader i am curious to the benifits.

    I don't think its purely cosmetic otherwise why bother. so does it significantly cut down on leading up the bore?

    has anyone tried shooting these through a glock with their polygonal rifling cast bullets are suposed to be a major no-no. Thanks for helping me out whth my stupid questions. have not started setting up a reloading bench but am becoming progessively more interested. both to save money and i'm a numbers geek.