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04-26-2006, 02:12 PM
How well does Chilled Shot melt up? Is it pure? What BHN will it be? :confused:
Might come across a bag or two in a bit...
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
from every thing I have read it for makeing wheel weights bullets harder how much I don't really know :castmine: 44Woody
04-26-2006, 05:21 PM
Some chilled shot has a high percent of arsenic, smelt outdoors.
also some chilled shot is high in antimony, good for making WW harder.
Arsenic allows the Quenched or Heat Treated boolits to harden.
if you search the net, Dennis Marshal wrote some articles on this, might even be in
The Lyman cast bullet handbook.
04-26-2006, 06:01 PM
Tip: Lead shot has .5 to 1.0% arsenic (depending on the manufacturer) and can be used as a hardening agent when heat treating lead and lead-antimony alloys. 1/4 of 1% arsenic is all it takes. Adding any more than this adds nothing & will not further harden the alloy. Additional hardening can be achieved by heat treating when arsenic is present to approximately 30 to 32 BHN.
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