Casting round balls

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  1. Dec 8, 2019 #41

    Coot

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    Using your % numbers, it would take 10 lb pure lead to get clip on wheelweights down to the antimony level of adhesive wheelweights. If you try the experiment, the results would be interesting but others have reported poor results. If good soft lead is available, I would use it for BP revolver balls and minie balls and use the wheelweights for smoothbore balls or to trade with centerfire reloaders.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2019 #42

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    You forgot the zinc... :(
     
  3. Dec 8, 2019 #43

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    Rather than trying to soften the wheel weights sell them to someone who shoots suppository guns. Many like them as is and not diluted to an unknown alloy. You'll spend a lot of time on the weights and never really get what is ideal.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2019 #44

    Eddie Southgate

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    I shot wheel weight round balls for years but now use only pure lead in all my muzzleloaders . Never had any loading issues but pure does seem to shoot better .
     
  5. Dec 16, 2019 #45

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    It doesn't seems: it's true. :)
     
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