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Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by dlbleak, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. dlbleak

    dlbleak Moderator Staff Member

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    does anyone have experience with this product? I know a couple guys that have just started using it.
    http://hi-performancebulletcoatings.com/
     
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    I use bullets made by Missouri Bullet Company, and they use that Hi-Tek coating. It’s ideal for the low velocities one encounters in cowboy action shooting, and are allowed as an alternative to plain lead bullets. Supposedly the coating does fine at higher velocities as well, but I’ve not tried it.
     
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    Shooting bullets coated with it is the only experience I have with it.
     
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    Most folks shoot the coated bullets in USPSA. They don't smoke as much as a plain lead bullet with a lube ring on it.
    I use Black Bullets International personally, and others use Bayou bullets.
    There are other companies out there that manufacture them as well, but they slip my mind at the moment.

    https://www.blackbulletsinternational.com/

    http://www.bayoubullets.net/

    Some I loaded yesterday.

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    Blue Bullets is the other that makes up the big 3 of the coated bullets

    http://www.thebluebullets.com/default.asp?m=0
     
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    I have real good luck with the Bayou bullets.
     
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    Haven't tried them yet, but the BBI's do what I need. I could order a sample pack though and give them a shot. (pardon the pun)
     
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    One of your buddies made about 500 9mm bullets today - wheel weight alloy. They look good from the pictures he sent me this evening - Zombie green was his color choice. He coated / baked them 3 times. He did a smash test with a hammer and the coating stayed intact. I'm hoping we can test them this weekend. I'm planning to cast some 45 ACP bullets - 1:1 wheel weight and soft stick-on weights to see if the coating works to prevent leading with a soft lead. I hope to cast this weekend and test sometime next week.
     
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    I saw his finished product this morning, looks pretty good. Even his smash test bullet looked solid. No cracking or flaking on it.
     
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