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pure lead for shot????

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  1. jbmOU

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    I have a chance to get 9-12 buckets or more of pure lead powder. It is 99% pure lead. By adding antimony, can this be made suitable for shot making?
     
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    Yes, The antimony will give it hardness.
     
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    Thanks, where do I buy antimony?
     
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    At the Antimony Store. HMB
     
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    Do a Google search on 'the antimony man' and you'll find his website. He has other bullet casting stuff for sale also.
     
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    According to an old Lyman Bullet casting article in the first edition loading manual, you need tin to make the antimony homogonous with the lead. Otherwise you'll have molecules of antimony surrounded by molecules of lead,it may appear hard but it ain't the same if it was smelted right.You have to heat the antimony to an extremely high temp,1700? and then blend in the lead and tin. I'd sell the pure lead to muzzle loaders and get some wheel weights and forget about it.If you want to make the pure lead work, make up #2 Lyman bullet alloy.It makes great shot.Lots of luck.
     
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