I have a friend in Kansas, Gary Martin, that’s been experimenting with powder coating pistol bullets. He posted recently about a method that really simplifies the process.
A lot of bullet casters have been experimenting with this, but most use a static charged sprayer. Gary’s method eliminates the need for the sprayer, thus reducing the initial start-up costs.
I was so impressed with Gary’s post, I asked him if I could reproduce it and publish it here. “Absolutely!” Thanks, Gary!
I was in the process of coating some more bullets today and thought I would present a pictorial of just how easy and simple this process actually is. I started with a half tsp of Green PC added to a Cool Whip Tub with some plastic BB’s and approx. 60 230 gr pre sized 45 bullets. I size to .452″.
I then put the lid on tight and shake/tumble the Tub for a minute or so. I then start picking out the coated bullets with a Hemostat and place them on a baking sheet.
Into the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and then water drop them and start all over. Very simple and one coat is all I’ve been putting on and the lube grooves are totally coated . I run them back through the sizer and they’re ready to load.
Thanks, Gary! Excellent post!