Most of you know that I am in the process of experimenting with cast powder coated bullets in .17 Cal. rifles. I have ran into a problem that I hope some of you Powder coaters can help me with, My NOE mold casts a perfect bore riding bullet both in PB and GC. I'm sure you are aware that when you size the coated bullet the nose section of the bullet isn't sized only the bands. When the bullets are sized and lubed with the regular way of using bullet lube the bore riding nose fits both of my rifles perfectly. My problem is my powder coating is too thick. It makes the bullet nose to large in the nose to fit the bore, if you force it in it would scrape the coating on the nose and probably set the bullet back in the case. I know I could make a nose bump die. I looked at the one that OU812 built and showed on the forum but if I have to do that I'm afraid I will shelve the .17 cast lead project because I have too many gadgets that I need to build and too many rifle projects under construction. And I hope that I live long enough to finish most of them. My question is; is there a way of coating the bullets and get a thinner coat. I'm using Eastwood powder and it is gloss black. I spent a lot of time getting the gloss black to work and its a color that most people told me they had been unable to get to coat. I've solved that problem. Now, can anybody tell me how to get a thinner coat. Another color perhaps?
Thanks in advance,
David a. Cogburn