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Amazon: RotoMetals Bismuth Shot Alloy for Reloading

Bismuth Shot allows sportsmen to use their older or fine firearms using chokes ranging from cylinder bore as tight as extra full. Bismuth's density is 9.6 grams/cubic centimeter, Lead Free Non-toxic:Bismuth shot materials are approved for use by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service.

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Kent Cartridge Guide to Waterfowl Loads

Using Bismuth in a smaller shot size gives you more pellets per shot, a denser pattern, and thereby greater probability of a lethal pellet hit. Because of Bismuth's malleability, pellets deform somewhat on impact as they dump lethal energy into waterfowl. As a result, the knockdown power of

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Bismuth Lead Alloy

Bismuth Lead Alloy is one of numerous metal alloys sold by American Elements under the trade name AE Alloys™. Generally immediately available in most volumes, AE Alloys™ are available as bar, ingot, ribbon, wire, shot, sheet, and foil. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, targets

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Shotgun Shells and Shot Size: Everything You Need to

Mar 12, 2018Other non-toxic materials include bismuth and tungsten, which are heavier than steel and are more comparable to lead shot. However, these metals are more expensive than steel, and also harder. They require a thicker wad to protect the

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Lethality: steel 2s vs. bismuth 4s

1-1/4oz #2 has 154 pellets, a weak med duck 40yd load and a big kicker. 1-1/8oz #4 bismuth has 175 pellets though, and better penetration than #2 steel. You need a FULL choke to keep it in the pattern at 40yds though! So, yes, 9/8oz #4 bismuth will improve your lethality at 40-45 yds a LOT, if you are shooting med or small ducks.

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Bismuth Is Back: Why the Nontoxic Ammo Is Perferct

Sep 19, 2018The Load-Down. Kent has a full line of both 12- and 20-gauge bismuth loads, including new BB- and 2-shot offerings, as well as new upland loads in 16- and 28-gauge. All come 25 to a box, at prices

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Amazon: RotoMetals Bismuth Shot Alloy for

New !, Bismuth shot for reloading shotgun shells. Our bismuth shot is alloyed with 6% tin to increase pellet integrity. Bismuth is one of the softest of all the non-toxic

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Kent Bismuth VS. Lead

Bismuth BB shot handily exceeds #2 lead assuming 1-1/2 oz. payloads for each, at the expense of a drastic decrease in pellet count: 87 pellets vs. 131. Kent's Bismuth #2 is 150 pellets, better than #2 lead, but the 50 yard penetration is comparatively weak, at

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SHOT PELLETS: AN OVERVIEW

Instrumental analyses of projectile lead have also revealed the presence bismuth, copper, zinc, chromium and silver as trace elements (5,6). Most commercially manufactured lead shot is made by the traditional tower method or by the newer Bleimeister technique. The larger shot sizes, BB through buckshot, are usually swaged or cold headed from wire~

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Shotgunning: Ammo Update

Introduced in the early 1990s, bismuth-tin alloy was the first nontoxic steel substitute to arrive after the lead shot ban. With superior density to steel (9.6 grams per cubic centimeter compared to steel's 7.86), bismuth alloy pellets hit harder than steel and were safe in old guns that steel shot could damage.

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Bismuth shot/payload size analysis

Certainly bismuth ready-made shot was too expensive, but making your own had potential. It all comes down to how much raw bismuth or shot costs relative to other materials denser than steel. Brand new as of 25 May 17, Rotometals is offering shot made of a 6% tin-bismuth alloy, for a sale price of $169.

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Facts About Bismuth

Nov 21, 2017Nov 21, 2017The bismuth metal is used as replacement for lead in shot and bullets. Bismuth can also be used in nuclear reactors and to make transuranium elements using a process called cold fusion. Additional

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Lead for bismuth

Oct 13, 2021Sep 08, 2020I'm looking to put together some #5 lead loads with materials on hand. One recipe that would is a load meant for 1.25 oz of Bi. Could I substitute lead for Bismuth and shot weight held constant? I would guess that substituting lead would lessen pressure if

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Lead

Apr 14, 2021What makes bismuth such a good non-lead alternative is its density. Bismuth pellets are similar in density to lead and provide similar ballistic velocities, retained velocity and energy, pattern density and terminal characteristics upon impact.

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