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Babbitt Lead problems/Shotmaking

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Quack Shot, Jun 17, 2007.

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  1. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    Babbitt metal can be composed of various materials. Most commonly, Tin, Antimony, and Copper. Sometimes it may contain Zinc. Marine Babbitt is mostly Lead, Tin, and Antimony in descending order of content percentages. It's probably not suitable for shot as it is. It can possibly be diluted down with lead or wheel weights, but it's a crap shoot to know what you have.
     
  2. Shootrman

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    Quack Shot has it right. The only way I found is to diluute it with pure lead. Unfortunately by the time one has it in the drippers its to late. The other way is to have a Chemist drop test you lead igots at 6.38%. Pure lead will drop test at 3.12%. So I am told by a chemist at work.
     
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