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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2020, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I got my Eastwood powder orders and have tried them out. I ordered both white and hot coat red and both are very easy to use and give excellent results. The white turns a little cream colored but the coating is good. I haven't shot any of them yet and won't be able to until next month but expect good results.
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if you want to test them one test many use is the smash test. Put one on the anvil part of your vise and smash it with a good sized hammer. I mean SMASH it. If the paint comes off in flakes it wont hold up in your barrel. You might loose a bit on the nose where the hammer smashes it but the distorted bullet should still have consistant color and no bare spots. My guess is you will end up like me. My star sizer hasn't squirted a drop of lube in almost 3 years. Keep in mind though that you changed your bullets and the way they will act. So your load development might be out the door. I get about an equal percentage of loads that stay the same, that accuracy degrades and accuracy improves. So you might need to fine tune your loads for the pc bullets.

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It appears that Eastwood powders are good stuff. I set a .452 SWC that measured .661” long on my heavy steel work table and hit it with a 6# double jack which resulted in a chunk of lead that measured .312” long and .647” diameter. The coating was still intact so it should work well. No more greasy bullets for me after I shoot up the ones I have.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2020, 06:12 AM
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glad there working out for you. Best advancement in reloading since the invention of the progressive press if you ask me.

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