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Old November 15, 2021, 07:04 AM   #1
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Power coating?

I'm not sure I like power coating for this reason. When you shot brass bullets you can have brass fawling . When you shot lead bullets you can have lead fawling. When have a bullet that is power coated it will leave some of that a long with lead. The rifling will cut in the bullet so woth will be left. Then you have 2 thangs to get out of the barrel.
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Old November 15, 2021, 08:04 AM   #2
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I don’t think I’ve ever scrubbed any colors out of my barrel from powder coating.
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Old November 15, 2021, 11:06 AM   #3
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I have a 224 dia. That has been resized and it is. 224 dia.. all so I have one that has not been resized and it is. 225 dia.. if you powder coating either one of them you can add 1 thousandths to them. When the bullet goes down the barrel it will resize the bullet to. 224. Something is going some where.
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Old November 15, 2021, 11:29 AM   #4
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What is the OP worried about? Has he experienced terrible fouling? No one here I have seen has ever commented negatively about the fouling caused by powder coating cast bullets. As for running a .226” bullet through a .224” bore it is squeezed down to bore diameter, not sanded down by the barrel.




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Old November 16, 2021, 10:45 AM   #5
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My experience has been that I don’t have lead or powder coat fouling in the barrel. I have shot many handgun and rifle up to 1800 FPS. Easiest cleanup ever. Give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Old November 16, 2021, 12:31 PM   #6
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I'm not sure I like power coating for this reason. When you shot brass bullets you can have brass fawling . When you shot lead bullets you can have lead fawling. When have a bullet that is power coated it will leave some of that a long with lead. The rifling will cut in the bullet so woth will be left. Then you have 2 thangs to get out of the barrel.
At one time I had some Blue fouling (I was shooting Blue Powder Coated bullets). However, when I cured my powder coated cast bullets a little longer in my toaster oven, the Blue fouling stopped being deposited in the barrel. I have since shot many, many thousands of powder coated cast bullets with zero fouling.

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Old November 16, 2021, 05:43 PM   #7
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95% of what I shoot is powder coated.

Greatest thing since sliced bread.

There MIGHT be an occasional, slight smear of polymer from a bullet that didn't cure long enough. It cleans up easy.

A barrel that has lead or copper fouling WILL be cleaned by shooting powder coated bullets.

Shooting a .226 or .225 bullet in a .224 will engage rifling and seal better, yielding better accuracy and foul less than a .224 bullet.

Buy powder coated bullets from a reputable manufacturer or learn to do it yourself. Shoot a couple hundred. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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Old November 17, 2021, 01:54 PM   #8
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I went and got some of the power coating and tried it. People like different things and I don't care for it.
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Old November 17, 2021, 06:58 PM   #9
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I went and got some of the power coating and tried it. People like different things and I don't care for it.
A cryptic post that does not convey any useful information. It begs the question: What exactly do you not like about it? I can list several reasons not to like RCBS 50/50 Alox... smoky, leaves large amounts of greasy residue in my handguns, etc.
I doubt if many people are going to care that you "...don't care for it".
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Old November 17, 2021, 10:03 PM   #10
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.348 Winchester: Powder coated 212 gr. cast bullet with gas check producing 2550 ft./sec. = zero leading and zero powder coat residue. Only a wisp of residue left in the barrel from the Win. 760 powder which wipes out effortlessly.

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Old November 17, 2021, 11:10 PM   #11
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What is the OP worried about? Has he experienced terrible fouling? No one here I have seen has ever commented negatively about the fouling caused by powder coating cast bullets. As for running a .226” bullet through a .224” bore it is squeezed down to bore diameter, not sanded down by the barrel.




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I tried brazos hi-tek coated bullets in 9mm. Never again
Severe coating buildup after 50rnds with 125g at around 1100 fps out of 2 different guns. However the hi-tek coated bullets shoot just fine out of my 38spl at 975fps.
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Old November 20, 2021, 03:38 PM   #12
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This thread should really be in the cast bullet forum. I'll move it.
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Old November 21, 2021, 09:14 AM   #13
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I shoot a combination of powder coated, conventional lubed, moly coated jacketed, plated, and solid copper, I find the least fouling with the powder coated cast. Heck I've seriously considered powder coating some original Barnes X bullets I have, and those foul like crazy.

I have pushed a coated cast 150gr flat point up to 2375fps out of my little. 308 with nothing more than powder residue coming out on a white towel. With cast, size and lube are the top end proponents to functionality. Honestly I would say try a .224" coated and see how they do. I have yet to try them in my Contender barrels but have seen plenty of AR shooters speaking highly of them..
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Old November 22, 2021, 07:42 AM   #14
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I like others shoot only PC'd bullets, maybe I'm in a minority but I cast my own also.

Lead lubricated? Not a chance, that train has left the station after my first batch of coated bullets. Also being subject to panic buying and price gouging to get commercial plated or jacketed bullets just isn't in the mix any longer.

Having to rely on commercial sources for powder and primers is more than enough to have deal with.
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Old December 1, 2021, 06:03 PM   #15
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Try it and see . Get some of the Clear Powder coated bullets to test ... That way you won't see any colored fouling left in the bore ... actually I don't think the powder coating fouling is a problem at all .
Try some ...won't hurt a thing !
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