About our bullets
Bear Creek Supply bullets (BCS) have a very special coating. This coating is a strong, high-temperature polymer containing a mix of proprietary lubricants. This material is permanently bonded to the bullet. This is not a simple tumble-on dry powder coating that is utilized for jacketed rifle bullet use (which also works very well when applied properly). Because of this coating, BCS bullets have the lowest bullet-to-bore friction of any bullet. This material creates a hard shell that is chemically and physically bonded to the bullet. With this coating, lead never touches the bore, eliminates human contact with lead and eliminates leading in the gun, so the need for bore cleaning is practically eliminated.
Our customers have fired thousands of rounds through various guns without ever cleaning the bore, or needing to. When you use our bullets and the right load combination, you will be amazed at how clean the bore stays. Run a dry patch or two through it after use and you might never need to do anything else. You can brush the bore with a brass brush, but this is usually unnecessary.
The biggest advantage of using BCS bullets is cleanliness. Clean to handle, clean to load, clean to use. The small amount of black you get on your fingers is harmless, this molybdenum-disulfide washes off easily and it is a good reminder that using BCS bullets will keep everything else clean.
Another advantage of coated bullets is lack of wear on the barrel. Jacketed bullets will eventually wear out a barrel. It is common for competitive shooters to realize accuracy loss at around 10,000 rnds of jacketed ammo and barrel replacement by 30,000 rnds. Lead bullets, coated or uncoated, will never wear out a barrel.
About 1990, we recognized the great desire that many other handloaders had to load ammunition for obsolete cartridges. We shared that desire. And, we shared the frustration of not being able to find bullets to load in such rounds. We bought out a retiring bullet maker. Subsequently, using his equipment and coating process, and by adding an array of new and unique equipment, we have been able to offer a wide selection of bullets for such cartridges. We understand the importance of sticking with original designs, nose shapes and diameters, in order to work well in old guns. We have been very creative with our product line and have added many unique bullet designs. As time permits, we keep expanding the BCS line to cover ever more applications. If you don't see what you need, call us with a request.
We hope that you will find a BCS bullet that you can enjoy using.
The coating is a skin that is permanently bonded to the bullet and prevents lead exposure when handling. As demonstrated here, the lead can be melted out of the skin. When applied, the coating adds about .00075" dimension to the diameter and is subsequently sized to proper diameter.
We are familiar with other companies that claim the same thing. They copied us. We've been doing this since 1991.