Learned something new the other day

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Learned something new the other day

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 22 Jun 2016 11

I've been wanting to try powder coating but didn't have time to fire up the pot to get some clean bullets so I decided to see if I could get the lube of some that I had sitting around. Acetone doesn't do much for either BLL or Emmert's. So next I'll give mineral spirits a try.

The other thing of interest was that the black nitrile "grease monkey" gloves from Home Depot are not resistant to acetone. Discovered a nick on one finger I wasn't aware of :o .

Have any of you folks doing PC tried it with black powder? I am thinking of coating a few of the Lee 457405 and trying them, but on reflection the lube in BP serves at least 2 purposes one is to keep leading to a minimum but it also serves to keep the powder fouling soft. I'm thinking I might want a grease cookie under the boolit. any thoughts?

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Re: Learned something new the other day

Postby Missionary » 23 Jun 2016 20

Greetings
Barrel length, humidity, powder used and how many shots before running a wet patch are going to be involved. Eliminate the lube in the grease grooves and I think you are going to need more than one "cookie".
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Re: Learned something new the other day

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 24 Jun 2016 08

Yep, that's my thought also and welcome home.

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Re: Learned something new the other day

Postby runfiverun » 24 Jun 2016 23

you can still put lube in the grooves of the powder coated boolits.
many times they shoot even better with smokeless this way.
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Re: Learned something new the other day

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 25 Jun 2016 08

runfiverun wrote:you can still put lube in the grooves of the powder coated boolits.
many times they shoot even better with smokeless this way.


Will have to give this a try. First got to get some coated.

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