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Linotype metal

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 6878mm, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. 6878mm

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    Can anybody tell me --- What proportion linotype metal has to be added to lead to make an alloy suitable for shot??
     
  2. 6878mm

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    I was trying to ask a sensible questin here, seems like anything brings the wankers out of the woodwork
     
  3. Hivoltfl

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    I think you were given good advice, bullet casters crave lino, I mix 2 pounds of lino to 18 pounds of wheel weights for a very hard bullet, you could look into a Lyman cast bullet manuel for #2 alloy, should make good shot.

    Rick
     
  4. Old Texas Marine

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    6878mm,

    Wankers my a$$. You don't recognize good advice when you see it.

    HBT
     
  5. Rick Barker

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    I cannot answer your question as you asked, but I wanted to tell you that in the case of my own home shotmaker, I cannot keep the melt hot enough for lead and alloy to say mixed to provide a shot hard enough as it is in the factory stuff. I have to constantly stir the melt, but the alloy still floats on the top. Even if you can maintain a good mix, it might clog the outlets because they are so tiny. I think the best shot is still that which is drop from towers, and maybe that is why they do it to get the hard shot desired.

    I have found either using wheel weights (which as I am sure you have found are hard to get) or reclaimed lead are best I can do in order to make a good home brew of shot. Even then, I do not use it for registered shoots and limit my home made stuff to club shoots and practice.

    I am curious though, if you pursue this to let us know your progress. I am always looking for ways to improve my home brew and would like to know how you make out.

    Good Luck
     
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