Linotype Alloy Alloy - 5 pounds (4%-Tin, 12%-Antimony, and 84%-Lead)
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- 5.00 LBS
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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.
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I'm new to casting so having a reliable source of clean, unused, perfectly mixed alloy allows focus more on learning to cast and less on getting the material right. Consistent stable alloys make it easier for me to produce the same with my bullets. Thanks to Fortunecookie45lc for suggesting Roto as a source.