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Visionz45
July 31, 2010, 09:58 PM
Ive found a 15 lb pot of lead in my parents shed and was told that it was pure lead for roofing purposes. Do I need to add anything to this, tin ect. I will be loading 405 gr 45-70 bullets.

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nascarkent
July 31, 2010, 10:14 PM
Go to this site and ask your ?http://castboolits.gunloads.com/index.php
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243winxb
July 31, 2010, 10:36 PM
Add linotype 50/50

armoredman
July 31, 2010, 11:23 PM
castboolits is the place to answer all your questions. Casting is a great resource, practically adds another hobby to shooting and reloading. :)

qajaq59
August 1, 2010, 09:43 AM
Between The High Road and Castboolits there isn't much you could ask that someone couldn't answer.

NuJudge
August 1, 2010, 09:51 AM
Pure Lead is very soft, and is somewhat difficult to cast good quality bullets with. Tin increases fluidity of Lead, improves fill-out in molds, and by itself hardens Lead a little. When Tin and Antimony are added to Lead, they increase Lead hardness a lot.

Ask yourself if you want your bullets hard. Many people do not for the .45-70.

Cast Bullets is an excellent reference site.

CDD

GP100man
August 1, 2010, 09:58 PM
Tin will help up to 2-3% any more & there`s no gain & a wastse of $$

Lino is hard to find & easiest to get in the form of WW.

If ya can find some WWs mix 50/50 , or trade it for some more suitable alloyed lead , pure is harder than ever to come by & I`ve seen muzzle loaders trade 2/1 before.

I have some soft lead & reserve it for special projects or use it for a base line to compare the characteristics of an alloys ability to perform .

Dannix
August 2, 2010, 12:13 AM
Checking it out: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=57
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