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  Linotype Alloy Ingot (4%-Tin, 12%-Antimony, and 84%-Lead)

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The Linotype alloy consists of 4% tin, 12% antimony and 84% lead; each bar measures approximately 8-3/4" x 1" x 2" and weighs approximately 5 lbs (+/- .25). This very hard alloy was designed to completely fill the molds used in the printing process prior to the development of computerized typesetting in the late 20th century. It is a bit hard for silhouette shooting or hunting bullets, as it tends to shatter when hitting metal plates or heavy bones. It is very good for higher velocity rifle bullets when target shooting. Often used as a basis for blending special alloys that require a higher percentage of antimony. If you have a good local source of pure lead, blend it 1 to 1 with Linotype alloy to produce Hardball alloy. The Brinell Hardness of this Linotype alloy is about 22.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Superb, use it for THE BEST cast bullets. February 12, 2014
Reviewer: Bill Barry from Tampa, FL United States  
You all know that RotoMetals is a reliable source for bullet casting alloy, or you wouldn't be here.

Col. Harrison (USA, ret) told us years ago that linotype was the best alloy for rifle bullets, if accuracy was your goal.  Friends, he was an honest man - there is NO substitute for pure linotype if you want the VERY BEST in cast bullets.

I work with scrap metal, too - for non critical loads - but if I'm trying to squeeze the best accuracy out of a RIFLE, I go to straight linotype.  It hasn't let me down!

Best regards, Bill

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Works like a charm February 4, 2014
Reviewer: James Kepler from Elliston, OH United States  
I used this for making custom .329 Bullets for an 8x56r Steyr.  I was able to get much better velocities before getting fouling compared to pure lead or even hardball lead.   This is a quality product and one of the best answers for casting bullets for centerfire rifles.  End the guesswork, buy what you need here and stop tinkering with your melts.

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Lead order December 9, 2013
Reviewer: KIRK DICKEY from CLERMONT, FL United States  
Very nice stuff and fast shipping.

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Excellent service!!! December 8, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Honolulu, HI United States  
Very prompt and good quality service. It arrived earlier than I thought and items ordered were in perfect condition. I will definitely be purchasing from this site again. Thank you.

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Linotype August 21, 2013
Reviewer: DWB from Kennewick, WA United States  
Thanks rotometals for prompt service and a great product.  First time using rotometals for bullet casting and i couldnt be happier. My order was for 7 linotype ingots and all 7 weighed slightly over the advertised 5lbs each and were of excellent quality.  I am using this to mix with pure lead and it works great to make my own hardball alloy.

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