mr surveyor wrote:I finally made it out to the range today to try a box of Mr. Donnie's purty green boolits.... here's how to describe them..
The Kimber barrel was well cleaned prior to the range trip, and nothing but the box of Bayou Bullets was sent down range (well nothing else from that particular handgun ). When I cleaned up all the hardware back at the homestead, the Kimber barrel showed nothing but powder residue (Unique), and not much of that. Took maybe 5 minutes on the barrel. The SP101 and Super Red Hawk, both shooting "uncoated" lubed lead took a bit longer. The SP was shooting up the last box of homecast bullets lubed with alox that a buddy had given me....not terrible on the leading (obviously very smoky), but probably took 15 minutes and a lot of Hoppes #10 and BC Lead Cloth. The SRH was shooting very good quality, properly lubed 240 gr lswc's from a very good company, but still took at least 15 minutes to get the minimal leading out (that Birchwood Caseys Lead Remover Cloth is some good stuff). I'm now very anxious to try Mr. D's Bayou Bullets in .38/.357 and .44 magnum.... I do love me some lead, and I think I'm falling in love with the color green.
Thanks for the report...!
I like to buy some just to try them myself. I was looking at another brand a while back that had several color coatings but did not try them. I like the idea of lead bullets without the sticky lube.(less smoke)
But I really would like to be able to coat my own. I already worked up all my bullets for MY guns.
Hate to start over.
BUT....I guess I do not have the equipment yet. And it may be a while.
Money getting tighter thanks to the king.
My favorite bullets and guns are 38/357Mag & Max.
Sooooooo many different types of loads for revolvers like shot shells and round ball loads etc....
Plus the 45 acp and 9mm.
Mr. Donnie said something about buying a smaller amount of the coating, do you know how small and how much? I have heard of people using electric toaster ovens to heat gun parts up like for CeraKoat (not sure of spelling ) coatings for guns..ceramic paint stuff.
I wonder if temp is watched, if that would work for the bullet coating. The toaster ovens are only $50 new. I also know it would be very small loads..maybe 25 at a time. But I'm in no hurry.