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RELOADING MY FIRST SHOTS
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October 27, 2014 - 3:51 am
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Thought I would let you know what this old 40 year old veteran re-loader, shooter, Marine is shooting down his pipe!

I worked up a fantastic re-load: I’m shooting a “Falcon” powder coated 125 grain Semi wad Cutter bullet with Starline 38 Super Brass loaded with 4.5 grains of Red Dot powder, cronoed at 1192 fps,a CCI small pistol primer to make it go “bang” and a group of less than , well lets just say, 5 shots touching right out of the box!, if that’s not good enough we all need lessons.

Come on shooters, lets get an old “stand by” powder to do that and have it compare to what you get from a “Mustang” FMJ bullet!

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Don, Are you powder coating yourself?  I just finished coating a small batch of 10mm last night.  I have a 220gr WNFP boolit and I pour my own- usually COWW, which ends up at 12bhn.  I heat treated these in the oven a few days ago and now they are at 22bhn.  

Not running a 38 Super for load comparisons, actually…I don’t have anything in 38 Super, hmmm….  where’s my wallet???

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OK I give, I realize I am behind the times so I can take the embarassed. What is the coating for? Does it replace the lube or the jacket? Or is it just for looks? Last gun show I went to some guys were selling ammo with coated bullets that looked like they were dipped in mule snot. Someone bring a out of touch guy up to date.

 

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October 27, 2014 - 10:23 am
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The coating replaces the lube, or so Ron told me in another post. I’m not familiar with the process either. We always get the word last down here, you know that. I blame it on the movie “Deliverance”.

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Yep- replaces lube.  The Aussies have been doing it for years…  no more trying to figure out which lube for what velocity and how many grooves to lube in order to make it to the end of the barrel or avoid the “lube star” at the muzzle.  No copper to clean and no leading to moderate velocities.  Plus, it’s just something else to dittle with…  I’m currently dry tumbling and don’t spray. That’s why the unsized ogive to nose area looks a bit lumpy…

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My standby, MO Bullet Co., for cast has started offering “coated bullets”. They have a few selections in 240 gr .44 mag. I may give some a whirl in the 7445!

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OK Ron you got my attention. Tell us about how it is done and where you get the stuff. Maybe this topic should move to another thread but I trust you will hook us up. 

Ed paddle faster, I hear banjo music. He He He!

 

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October 28, 2014 - 11:12 am
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Id like a little more insight myself. I have a friend here local who pours lead. He tried the coating and said it was a waste. Young guy… maybe he just didn’t do the coating wrong.

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