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Molly coating bullets ????

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Eazmo, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. Eazmo

    Eazmo Member

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    Do any of you guys Molly coat your bullets before you reload them? I'm talking Copper jacket bullets like .224

    What is needed to do it yourself?

    I have an extra vibrating tumbler i got for free. its the smallest size smart reloader model. will it work?

    Do i have to use a media of some kind?
     
  2. tlmkr38

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    I bought a kit to do it once, it worked but I didn't like handling them after they were coated to be honest. You will need to buy some moly coat, put some in the tumbler with the bullets and let it run for 30 min to an hour if I remember right. They will be coated but messy.
     
  3. Striker Fired

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    I have done it and did a bunch of comparison loads.Many of the moly coated bullets actually shoy better groups than their non-coated counterparts. I had some moly powder that you put in a container with 100 bullets and put them in my Lyman 1200. It was best to heat the bullets after coating to help the moly form a good coating. The bullets were a pita to handel because they were so slippery.

    Now that said I did run into some competition shooter and others in the industry and asked what they thought about moly and I heard several say that it puts a hard,almost glass like coating in the bore that is impossible to remove.Now, I don't know how many shots it took, or if that was just rifle or pistol.It may just be certain types of moly or specifis calibers.

    I shot about 200 rounds out of 1 40S&W barrel and it was getting pretty shiny and smooth looking (kind of like glass). It shot fine and I still shoot it today(not with moly) and I don't see that shine anymore so it may just wear off,I really don't know.

    It was just an experiment and I haven't shot them anymore.I do have a couple hundres bullets and more of that powder left so someday I might pound them through that barrel again and see what happens.
     
  4. W.E.G.

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    Not worth the mess.

    I ended up moly-koting the whole basement and the baby.

    The missus was not appreciative.
     
  5. Shadow 7D

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    The idea is the moly powder does two things
    fills the micro voids and scratches in the rifling, and lubes the bullet
    I know some who shoot moly's as fouling shots
     
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    Never tried it myself. Talked to one of the techs at one of the major bullet manufactures and he claimed it wasn't worth it even tho they had moly coated available for sale.
     
  7. Eazmo

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    interesting , thanks for the input guys
     
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