I switched to powder coated for my 3gun shooting. That’s 4 times a season ONE location. Each match is 3-600 rounds per match. I also sHoot steel matches those are same Location usually 6-7 times a year those are 3-400 rounds per. I shoot every weekend 1-300. I went the entire season without cleaning my G35. (I did pull a “rope” thru before every match once. )
ZERO FOULING!! This was the second year doing that.
I shoot a 40 in my side arm and my Carbine. SAME AMMO all my loads powder coated.
I was shooting plated. But had difficulties with targets past 35-40 yards. Played was not accurate past 35 yards.
Also played is limited to 1200 or so FPS.
NEITHER is the case with powder coated. No. NONE, ZERO velocity limitations from a handgun. Your cast will be as accurate as is your quality of cast.
As soon as I began shooting my cast my 50 Y groups went from 10-12”@50 yards with the pistol to 6” And my Carbine went from 8-10” to sub 4” and my hundred yard went to easy a dinner plate. This is all OFFHAND non supported.
I don’t miss plated at all.
Properly applied powder coat will stand up just fine. It seven survives being shot!!