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TinMan is a reloader and bullet caster as of October 2017, and began posting videos online as of November 2018.
Hi there, TinMan! I’ve stumbled upon your video and love it. I love that shade of powder coat! Perhaps you can answer a question for me: when reloading, do you use/treat your powder coated projectiles as “jacketed?” I’m a big Lee fan and have followed their reloading manual for the past year (just started reloading at that point). As you may or may not be aware, Lee categorizes projectiles not only by weight, but by type (jacketed, lead, copper plated). I’m toying around with the idea of casting and powder coating in the future and am wondering how these bullets… Read more »
Thanks, Laura! I appreciate the input. The powder coat I use is Eastwood Ford Light Blue. As far as load data, I personally consult the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook for my cast loads. You can typically find a bullet similar in weight and profile to the one you are using in that manual. I also like to search Lymans 50th Edition handbook to cross reference and see if a close weight/profile bullet is located in that manual as well. If you have to use jacketed data for a bullet, I suggest backing off 10% of max loads for jacketed bullets… Read more »
Nice job, TinMan👍
Thanks, JCM. I had fun with this video.
lol, I need to fire up my pot and cast like maybe a bucket full of them–I go through those 9mm’s and 300blk’s way too fast.
Oh yeah. I do the same with these plinkers! Even when I cast 20 pounds at a time, I fly through them. Hehehe.
Awesome, where can I get a Cobra please?
Thanks! This one was made for me by a guy named Uncle Jim on YouTube. I dont think he sells them.
That looks awesome. How do you get your powder coating so smooth?
Thanks, Justin! I use a combination of my own tumbling device and a method taught to us by Charlie BrassStuffer here on TRN. Here’s a link to my tumbler vid: https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2018/12/21/understanding-the-chemistry-of-powder-coating/
And here’s a link to his method of powder coating using the stand up/tweezer method: https://thereloadersnetwork.com/2019/03/03/ocd-powder-coating-a-tribute-to-charlie-brassstuffer/
Thanks for watching and I appreciate the feedback!
Thanks I will try that next time. Mine come out with a slightly rough texture. I dont have tweezers like that but I do have forceps so will give it a go
That could just be the powder you’re using too. This is Ford Light Blue from Eastwood. I have their Copper Vein powder coat and that comes out slightly bumpy like a golf ball. Just depends on the powder I think.
Unfortunately where im from we are really limited to what we can get a hold of. I initially bought 4 different colours (Green texture, Light Blue, Light Violet & Stone). Found that the Green out performed all of them, the stone was by far the worst (Had to do 3 coats).