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how many people have found powder coated bullets accurate?

Old 04-17-2021, 05:54 PM
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Default how many people have found powder coated bullets accurate?

how many people have found powder coated bullets accurate?
Ive been casting bullets for 5 plus decades, one of my close friends has until recently been experimenting with some custom bullet mold designs,
now if your into bullet casting you rather rapidly find that you can' always find anything close to what you may want in bullet shape, weight or design, in common commercially available designs by companies like lyman, RCBS, lee, saeco, NEI. ACCURATE, etc.
I was recently given a couple custom made/ordered , bullet molds that are technically rejects,
in that the mold manufacturer failed to provide molds with the proper lube grooves as requested.
in that the bullet lube groves are machined incorrectly or missing altogether.
the former owner of these bullet molds has been casting these bullets and powder coating them,
and swears they don,t require any other lubrication, he donated a couple molds he no longer needs as he no longer owns the pistol in that caliber.
to be accurate and functional and not foul the bores in his pistols with his reloaded ammo used,
now keep in mind I'm a bit "old school" in that I use a lube/sizer, and alox/wax/moly lube, not powder coating in my reloaded ammo
Im a bit skeptical and just curious,
how many of you gentlemen use powder coated bullets with no lube and get good consistent results without bore fouling issues??
up until now Ive lubed powder coated bullets before use in the reload process , with added moly spray before they are loaded in the cases, as a precaution/

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Old 04-19-2021, 06:18 AM
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HC..I just recently started powder coating and shooting them. So far I've only shot them out of my Marlin in 35 Remington but they shot just as good as jacketed bullets and no fouling. Next test is gong to be full bore conicals in the muzzleloader. I have enough pistol ammo loaded through years of snowywinters where I passed the time reloading that I will never have to cast any bullets for them.
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