Let me start by saying that I have been moly coating since I started a shooting rifle nearly 20 years ago. I have always moly coated my bullets. I have always used the typical dry method and I had the same jar of moly for many years. I have tried all kinds of methods. Bowfisher is a 6Br Forum member and he sent me a PM about moly coating bullets using water. Well I just did two batches using the moly in the water method and I can’t believe this isn’t the suggested method. I have been moly coating for 20 years and this is the cleanest, easiest, and best coating method I have ever tried.
I always coated my bullets in small containers (mostly old 1 lbs powder jars) in my big Dillon tumbler. I would put the bullets in the jar and add the moly. Jam them into the Dillon by jamming them with the lid, then tumble for three hours. I would then throw rice in with the bullets to soak up any excess moly and shine the bullets. Then I would shake out the rice using a lid with holes drilled in it. Lots of shaking later and leaving the moly coated rice in my yard I would have nice black billets!!! My coated stuff came out beautiful if I do say so myself. There was always dust and moly mess however, and I only liked to do coating in big batches to get it over with. Lord don’t get moly on the bottom of your shoes and track the carpet!!! OH GEEZ!!!!
That being said the new method entails adding water to the bullets during the tumble in the bottle.
- I try to use use only enough water to cover the bullets and I use a little more moly than I used too…
- Tumble for four hours.
- Take the bottle to the sink and rinse out all the black until the water coming out of the jar is clear.
- Sift out the bullets onto a paper towel and dry with another. The bullets are clean, dust free and the moly is gorgeous!!! Best coating I have seen!!!
No mess. No dust. Faster clean up. Wonderful coating and no black left to get on your fingers…