Like the others, I haven't had to. I've tried it before just to see, but in truth, my SA revolvers don't foul with lubesized bullets anyway. About the only plain lubed cast bullets I have now are the ones I lubesized before I started PCing.
Even though it's probably unnecessary, I even PC my GC bullets. In my own defense, the PC/GC bullets are used in heavy loads shot out of FA83's. I will push a patch down the barrel afterwards, but I never see anything to get my attention. I truly enjoy the whole PC thing (powdercoat, not political correctness).
Being that all guns are laws unto themselves, I'd be inclined to verify with the gun in question. I was out this AM shooting some powder coated (not HiTech)_ 158gr SWCBB over 13.0gr 2400 in a 2 3/4" M66-8 for the first time. Previously, the gun had been shot with conventional lubed 358156 from the same supplier. Put the first three on white piece of paper (torn corner of target maybe 1 1/2") on black target board to check POI. One was on the paper, one was 4" low & left and one was 8" low and left (don't know shot order). Thought the load was going to be a bust. Shot the remaining 47 rnds at steel targets ranging for 25 to 75 yds with no apparent POI/accy problems.
Anecdotal I know, but you should verify POI with your gun.
Here's a picture of the coating being used (pic is .44 - the one shot today was .357)
But here is an idea. Start with a clean gun, shoot PCed bullets,, and then clean again. See how it looks. Then shoot traditional lubed bullets,, clean & study. Then use both,, switching back & forth,, and then clean & study. Let your gun tell you if there is any differences. (Psssst,,, You'll like the PCed bullets.)
Post by leftysixgun on Aug 10, 2019 22:41:36 GMT -5
I shot 30rds of the PC bullets trying a few different loads and primers. There was one curious surprise but Overall I was satisfied. Maybe its just me but I felt like the gun got hotter than normal and got hot quicker. Anyone else notice this?