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Harbor freight white First coat.

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by swampratt, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. swampratt

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    My Hi-Points have a large bore.
    I can't put a big enough cast bullet into a case and have it chamber in the gun.
    So I cast the bullets on the softer side and use a quick powder to bump up the soft bullet into the grooves quicker to seal it off.
    When I powder coat for the 40 and 45 I use soft lead same as I use for the mouse fart loads in 30 cal.

    Some may think harder is the way to go .. and it may be for really fast cast loads with much more pressure.
     
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    Yep. Just cast, coat, then size to desired diameter. It seems that most of the bullets I have coated have added about .003" to .004". I have toyed with the idea of trying to add a second layer of coating, but haven't tried it yet.


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    How many bullets does a 1/2 pound coat roughly


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    Honestly? ... I have no idea. A half-pound of powder will coat a 'ton' of bullets. It takes so little powder to coat a bullet that it seems to last forever. I seriously wouldn't wager a guess. I've got a pound of red, a half-pound of white, a half-pound of blue, and a pound of bronze (which I don't like). You can hardly tell I've used any out of any of them. I've probably used more of the red than anything else, and I'm sure I still have over a half-pound left. I started with the Harbor Freight red because everybody said it worked well. Then, I bought other colors that I found on sale (Eastwood). @swampratt has more experience than anyone else I know of, so he may have a reasonable idea.


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    I have done really close to 90 lbs of bullets in the red and used about 1/2 of the 1 lb container.
    Shake and bake method.

    DRC458 stated 1 ton for 1/2 lb of powder..I guess my bullets are coated thicker.
    And his arms must be HUGE after shake-n-baking that many boolits :)
     
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    Well, I did say a 'ton.'



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    I have loaded PC bullets up to 2500 fps with NO PROBLEMS
     
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    I’ve been casting my own and PC using the HF red for about a year now. So far, no signs of leading or PC residue in my Glocks,17,19,21 and 30.
     
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