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If powder coating, still need bullet lube?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:57 pm
by dieselherb
I new to casting. I've seen a lot of different casting videos on U tube. The more I watch the more confusing it gets. I want to cast Lee 230 and 113
Thanks

Re: If powder coating, still need bullet lube?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 pm
by popper
Nope.

Re: If powder coating, still need bullet lube?

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:52 pm
by GunFunZS
Nope. I have a couple of videos on YouTube about what I suggest. I know you've heard too many voices. let me just state that most people are adding a lot of extra steps that actually make things worse. Extra steps are extra variables to get wrong and wasted time. Simpler actually is better. Start with a quality powder that is known to work and don't touch the harbor freight stuff. life will just be easier for you and the cost for bullet is so small as to be hard to measure.

Re: If powder coating, still need bullet lube?

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:39 am
by Virtman
Don't need to lube after powder coating. Buy a quality high gloss (95% gloss) powder for best results. I cast and powder coat the Lee 230gr 308 bullet and many others. They look great and perform great as well. Dump the bullet in water when they come out of the powder coat oven to temper them and make them a little harder. I often add a gas check afterwards and run them at same or similar velocities as jacketed bullets with great accuracy Start at reduced load and work up watching group size. Velocity of powder coated bullet usually higher at given powder load than jacketed bullet.