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Making Shot Harder????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Ljutic78s, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. Ljutic78s

    Ljutic78s Member

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    Does anybody have any ideas on what to add to pure lead other than wheel weights to make it harder?? Is there a powdered metal you could add????
    Thanks John
     
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    Antimony, but I don't know if it is practical for you to do that. Bill Malcolm
     
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    What % of Linotype is used with soft lead
    Dave
     
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    Viagra or that other thing there always talking about will add more ... oh wrong thing ... sorry.
     
  5. dverna

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    When I used to cast bullets I would use a 50/50 blend on Linotype and range lead. The range lead was reclaimed from indoor backstops - it was very soft as our range only allowed .22's and "target" .32/.38/.45 loads - no jacketed ammo at all.

    That mix may be harder than you need. One thing to consider is to buy a small hardness tester. They show up on EBay and are used by bullet casters who want consistent bullets.

    Don
     
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    Aresnic, and tin. When you clean the lead be sure to flux it and not remove the blue film on that forms on top. That is why to flux the lead to mix the tin back in the lead and get the crud to rise to the top. Bill
     
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    why do it? the lead is harder than targets rick
     
  8. Ljutic78s

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    Ajax,my bud.has soft sheet lead,pure lead?? we wanted to make it as hard as wheel weights,he was running out of wheel weights to mix with the sheet lead.What do you think about using just pure lead would it be too soft???
    Thanks John
     
  9. abiezer

    abiezer Guest

    I think pure lead would work under 1180fps,
    but i wouldn't drive it any faster,unless shootin skeeeet,
    then t wouldn't matter a whole lot.
     
  10. Ljutic78s

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    Ajax,question for you,what ratio of lead to wheel weights do you like??? We are using 10lbs.wheel weights to 30 lbs.soft lead and are getting 492-500gr.per 11/8 oz.shot,what is your reccomendations. Thanks John
     
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    A lawyer took viagra, he only grew taller
     
  12. mike moncilovich

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    Hey Skippy, whats the going salvage yard prices on scrap lead (pure and w/tin)? Ihave a line on 500/600 lb. Need to match prices...Mike
     
  13. Ljutic78s

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    Mike,wheel weights .10/pound plain lead .15/pound John
     
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