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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-24-2019, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Other than magnum lead shot, are there any other sources of antimony for bullet casting, in common products? If I could find something locally, I'd rather than go the Rotometals route.
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Type metal, Linotype, monotype, and foundrytype. $1 to $2 per pound normally.
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O.K. My understanding tin makes lead hard and resist swaging. Biggest source of swaged lead with antimony and NO tin is fired .22 rimfire bullets. Range around? This would be lead and antimony. Exact alloy I don't know but should be common. Scout camps. Mil. reserve ranges. Etc. Lyman used to have good info on mixing these scrap sources for the alloy you want. Tin also makes the lead flow better and fill the mould. As stated, antimony is common in common lead products like type metals, not that type is too common anymore. Luck. Happy Trails.
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We always used 9 parts lead and 1 part tin worked very good.

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EBay almost always has type metal for sale. If you get it in letter form, you know what it is. If it has already been melted, you canít be sure.
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