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Powder coating question

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Mustang Jon, May 30, 2019.

  1. Mustang Jon

    Mustang Jon Member

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    I'm going to powder coat my bullets mainly because they will be shot out of stock Glock barrels. My question is this, does the Lee TL356-124-2R bullet powder coat better than the 356-125-2R bullet? And does the Lee TL401-175-SWC or 401-175-TC work better with powder coating? Also looking at TL452-230-2R vs 452-228-1R? Any help/advise would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I don't think the difference between the micro grooved TL bullets and traditional lube groove matters.

    I have PC'd Lee's traditional TC in 9mm, 40, and 45 all worked very well.

    Have not tried any TL versions.
     
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    slow is slow Busy dry firing..... Supporting Member

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    100% agree. I've powder coated quite a few different bullets and styles. Powder and process makes a much bigger difference than bullet shape.
     
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    You can power coat any type of lube groove or non groove cast lead bullet. I've PC'ed TL as well as standard grease groove bullets for four different bullet mold mfg. and there is not difference in how the coating sticks to the bullet. They all take the coating just fine.
     
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    You can save yourself A lot of muss and fuss if you order a stainless barrel from Rock Slide USA. For about $60 you can get one of the finest barrels I have ever seen.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    All of those bullets will coat fine. The Lee TL 9mm had tumbling problems out of my G34, but not my G17, G19, or g26.
    Hope that helps. The Lee 230gr TC 452 worked better for me that the ones you had listed.
     
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