Linotype Alloy Alloy - 5 pounds (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.

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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Easy and convenient

    Posted by Thomas Ewers on Jul 3rd 2019

    I use this to make Keith SWC bullets for a 44 Magnum and had done great. Used with a Lee 4-20 pot it is simple to add a bar when getting low and continue.

  • 5
    Linotype Alloy

    Posted by Edmund Hudon on May 21st 2019

    First time I've used the Linotype. I'm looking for a harder BHN for rifle bullets. The lead arrived quickly and well packed. It's casts good looking bullets. We'll see how they shoot this weekend.

  • 5
    linotype alloy

    Posted by Naif Fattah on Apr 27th 2019

    Very happy with the product and proficiency of rotometal.
    Also, I like the smoothness of online ordering.
    Rotometal shipped the goods fast, but unfortunately, Fedex almost lost the package. the delivery was delayed for six days

  • 5
    the best i have used

    Posted by William L Baurichter on Mar 30th 2019

    never had anything but the best service

  • 5
    Bullet casting

    Posted by Shaun on Dec 30th 2018

    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.

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