Bismuth Shot #2, ( ~.15", 3.76 mm) Alloy For Reloading Shells 10#-Made in USA

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  • Bismuth Shot #2, ( ~.15", 3.76 mm)  Alloy For Reloading Shells 10#-Made in USA
  • Bismuth Shot #2, ( ~.15", 3.76 mm)  Alloy For Reloading Shells 10#-Made in USA
  • Bismuth Shot #2, ( ~.15", 3.76 mm)  Alloy For Reloading Shells 10#-Made in USA
  • Bismuth Shot #2, ( ~.15", 3.76 mm)  Alloy For Reloading Shells 10#-Made in USA


New! Bismuth shot for reloading shotgun shells. Rotometals Bismuth Shot is alloyed with 6% tin to increase pellet integrity. Bismuth is one of the softest of all the non-toxic alternative shot types making it very suitable for old double guns and other shotguns with fixed chokes. Rotometals Bismuth Shot is a great non-toxic alternative to lead. No other non-toxic shot performs this similar to lead. 

#2 ( ~.15", 3.76 mm) ~87 BB's per ounce.   Bismuth's density is 9.6 grams/cubic centimeter.

Roundness- Note unlike lead or steel  Bismuth shot is not round, but will still shoot and pattern excellent! BB's may have small satellites or tails but this actually helps to not generate as much drag in the air similar to a golf ball ie less sticky in the air. 

Lead Free & Non-toxic: Rotometals Bismuth Shot materials are approved for use by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Please email us for Bulk or wholesale inquires for orders over 500 pounds 

Note- this is not for growing crystals.  If you are interested in that then please see our Pure bismuth HERE.

 Click here for SDS Sheet

California Fish and Wildlife "Non-Lead Certification" Approval Letter... Click here for link.  CA Residents, we recommend keeping a copy of this with you when using Rotometals Bismuth Shot in the field to aid law enforcement. 





Tin 6.2730%
Copper 0.0003%
Lead 0.0006%
Zinc 0.0002%
Iron 0.0002%
Silver 0.0024%
Arsenic 0.0002%
Antimony 0.0002%
Tellurium 0.0002%
Chlorine 0.0008%
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7 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by LaVern D Becker on Oct 3rd 2021

    So far so good. Haven't shot any birds yet but I'm impressed so far!

  • 5
    Going to try the #2 shot

    Posted by Calvin Sargent on May 19th 2021

    I liked the #4 bismuth so much for duck hunting last year that I had to buy some #2 to try on geese this fall!

  • 5
    #2 Bismuth

    Posted by Ted Sanders on May 2nd 2021

    Outstanding! The #2 bismuth performed better than I expected. 11/2 oz. is +or- 134. 119 in a 30 inch circle at 40 yards. That is 88%. Done with my 1894 Rem. 10 gauge. 32 inch Damascus barrels modified/modified. 2 7/8 cut 3 1/2 inch Remington hulls. 1200 fps. Roll crimp.

  • 5
    Bismuth shot for reloading

    Posted by Garhart Stephenson on Feb 10th 2021

    I am pleased that Rotometals sells this product at a better price that other suppliers I have found. I chose #2 shot for reloading ammunition for an old Parker 2 7/8" chambered 10 ga with damascus barrels, choked mod & mod. The load consists of 1 1/4 oz of buffered bismuth shot with a pressure of 7,800 psi and a velocity of about 1250 fps, which is plenty fast enough. Results on large Canada geese have been impressive, even beyond 50 yards. I will be using #2 for geese in this gun for years to come.

  • 5
    Bismuth Shot #2

    Posted by JD Boswell on Sep 8th 2020

    The #2 Bismuth Shot from Rotometals is my go-to shot for Canadian Geese in my vintage side by side shotguns. My Father was taught to use #2s & #4s lead shot for Waterfowl. I now use #2s and #4s from Rotometals and get fantastic patterning and have had great success over the past few seasons. I give the highest ratings to both #2 Bismuth shot and the #4 shot. Reloading Bismuth Shot from Rotometals allows me to continue to hunt waterfowl with treasured shotguns passed down 3 generations.

  • 5
    The bag of #2 bismuth shot I received appears to be of very high quality. The pellets are nice and shiny , quite round and a very consistent size. At first glance it looks like steel shot but poor some in your hand and it feels a lot more dense. I ha

    Posted by Jeff Young on Jan 17th 2020

    Have you ever considered a copper plated version of your bismuth shot?

  • 4
    #2 bismuth

    Posted by Greg Hintz on Nov 8th 2019

    its pretty clean, some shot has holes and tails. Over all quality is that of which you would find in commercial shells. I cut open a hevi-bismuth and it was identical quality. Overall looks pretty useful.

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