So I have all this lead shot?

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  1. Nov 21, 2019 #21

    Eterry

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    I've melted down shotgun pellets, its ok for modern handguns, but a little hard IMHO for PRB, unless your using a smoothie, as said.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 #22

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    Is that where steel BB's come from o_O
     
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    "Is that where steel BB's come from" like YES, doesn't everybody know that!
    Fred
     
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    Cast lead alloys will increase slightly in BHN over a period of 2 years IIRC.
    I'd have to go back and look it up to be exact, working on memory.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2019 #25

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    When it has antimony in it will age harden. There are different amounts used making the shot chilled [3%] has less where magnum [6% or so] has more.

    It's best use in ML is being used as shot. Scrap lead from flashing, pipe makes great RB's and Minnie's where Wheel weights are best for suppository guns but can be useful in SBML. I like the hard balls in my 20 ga fowler.
     
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    If this is #2 buckshot (.270" diameter), I would be interested in a bag or two also.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2019 #27

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
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    I thought all I needed was more vitamin Pb. I was way wrong.
     
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    Brit Smoothy,Post22. Have you tried steel in bio-cup wads yet.My best flinter has a Steel tube. What do you recon.
    OLD DOG
     
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    I cast lead balls for my cannons, and use what scrap lead i can get. they weigh 6 or 8oz each depending on bore size. wheel weights are getting harder to find.
     
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    The only steel I tried (and I got a duck eventually) was loaded with a card wrap on the short started wad, then the steel, then a card and the lot sent down.
     
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  14. Nov 22, 2019 #34

    Ames

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    I can give you a great source for lead, cheaper than the going rate, if you run out of free lead. PM me.
     
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