Powder coating and reloading

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by phideaux, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well I just thought I would show yall that I do more than mow grass.

    I just spent a day playing in the shop.

    Casting some .30 carbine , 120 gr, .308 dia ,(actual dia coming out .310)RN bullets
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    Then powder coating those bullets, then they go thru a .308 sizer.
    Ya see with powder coating , there is no lubing the bullets.:cool:
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    Here are some bullets that I powder coated , after baking at b400 deg for 20 minutes then resizing to ..308 dia, they be ready to load.
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    Here are some 400 gr bullets that I powder coated earlier today .
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    They are well on their way to being ready to shoot, this is a proven reload. 50 gr of IMR 3031 , Win WLR primer, and OAL of 2.500".Slightly compressed load. Medium crimp.
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    Ran out of IMR 3031, switched to 37 gr of Hogdon 4198, just as good.
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    The powder coating and casting the bullets takes the most time...prepping brass and loading powder , and setting the bullet is pretty quick. I do all my reloads one at a time on an old RCB Rock Chucker.
     
  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Good to break up the ho hum day to day routines. You can tell Obama you built those. LOL
     

  3. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    I don't know if Obama built those rounds but with all the time involved it does sound like a government job don't it? :rolleyes:

    Tommy