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    Powder coated bulltets...

    I started powder coating my lead bullets and today went ahead and coated some .223 FMJs so I can clearly see which ones have the metal core... Turned out nicer than what I expected. Powder and bullets go into an empty H110 1 lbs container, shaking for a while and then put the bullets on a tray and bake at 400F for about 20 minutes...

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    There is supposed to be less smoke when fired then non powder coated bullets. Or maybe that's just pistols. Pretty color.
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    Well done, nice color.

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    Those are nice! Have you ever recovered one of those after firing it? I would be interested to see how well the powder coating held up.
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    Interesting. What's that do to the size of them, how much thickness does it add?
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    Just asking, but could'nt this be dangerous because of how thick the power coating is and the tightness of the barrel. Most if not all identification marking paint is on the tip of bullet. Maybe not so much this round because of its sharp point with no side. but something like 7.62x54. Or a round with a large amount of side wall sticking out from the case.
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    Regarding size, I powder coat them and run them through the sizing die - the powder coat does not fall apart and I never had any problems firing these - and to be honest, for .223 I only did about 50 or so bullets for the looks, as they are FMJ, there is really no need to coat them :-) For all my own cast bullets though, this became my standard way of "lubrication".
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