Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by savagelover, Apr 29, 2022.
Both work fine.
Then dump them on 1/4" wire screen and toss in pid controlled toaster oven.
Red is probably the best but white works well too.
The white pigment isn't even but there's still a clear coating over the bare spots so I just send them.
Yeah, I had pretty good experience with HF red, HF matte black if I did two coats, no good results with their yellow no matter how many coats and no experience with white.
Eastwood powders though were night and day better even compared to the HF red.
Unless you just want to start powder coating, and are looking for an excuse...
With that said, I have used Harbor Freight Yellow and Matte Black. Yellow is ok, kinda splotchy but serviceable. The matte black required two coats.
I use the airsoft BBs in a plastic sour cream container. Shake and Bake method.
After coating, I run them through a sizing die to get them all to a uniform diameter.
Eastwood sells the plastic bottles that are the same that their one pound containers of powder come in, They work well for shaking the bullets and powder. I also tumbled in a small rock tumbler.
If you coat your finger tips with powder, you can carefully handle the bullets without disturbing the coating. You can even roll the bullets between your fingertips to fill in some light areas.
I've coated both 148 grain 38 caliber DE wadcutters and 32 caliber DE wadcutters.
For a long time one of my "house gun" loads was a PCed, 38 Special, 150 gr DEWC over a max. charge of W231 for my 3" snubby. Accurate at 15'-20' (longest distance tested) and devastating on 1 gal water jugs...
I have not used the Eastman powder so I can not offer input to see if it works the same as the HF powder.
Been coating for awhile,but all I've got is blue. Guess I don't make a difference. Have enough to do lots more.
Smoke's powders are great. VS - Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder For sale (gunloads.com) I have tried several colors and they all work well. I started powder coating because my revolver leaded no matter what I did with tumble lubing.
I have a few thousand of the Missouri, Brazos and ACME .358 and Bayou .312 coated DEWC still to go through, along with a bunch of the Extreme plated DEWC and Matts heavyweight lead wadcutters as well.
I use coated bullets with great success all the time, and coated wadcutters are certainly favorites .
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