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Cast and Powdercoated .40

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by beastep, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. beastep

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    New batch of lead bullets poured and PC by a friend of mine. The last ones I had didnt shoot well at all even after I dropped the powder charge down. These however show promise so I loaded 100 right quick. They come out at a little over 180gr as they sit right now. 5.5gr of CFE Pistol. Shot out of a G23 with the grip chopped to a 27 length at 15 yards standing unsupported. I wasnt real steady today so Im happy with the initial group. The 5 I shot are circled and the other holes are from trying to sight in a .44 mag so never mind those.

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    Those are sprayed VS Shaken are they not???
     
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    Those would be shaken.
     
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    Excellent, mine are not that nice yet. I am using HF Red, a #5 plastic container and black airsoft bb's to shake them in. Then 15 mins in the oven at 400 deg. I am doing more tomorrow maybe I can start to get that look soon.
     
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    If Im not mistaken, the HF powder does not cover as nicely as others.
     
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    Well, that sucks. Guess I will order some online from the powder shop. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Smoke on castboolits sells powder that works extremely well, and the powder is well vetted by PC’ers
     
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    Thats just what my friends have told me and what it looks like from what ive seen. Hot coat from eastwood is another option.
     
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    Thanks, I will give it a try.
     
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