ADvertise hereInline FabricationRotoMetals2Lee Precision
Titan ReloadingWidenersMidSouth Shooters SupplyRepackbox

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: lead free pellets

  1. #1
    Boolit Master plmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    At Peace
    Posts
    905

    lead free pellets

    I haven't tried the lead free pellets yet. Are they worth the money? Seem expensive.
    Life's hard, even harder if your stupid.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,679
    Pellet design is such that they slow down relatively quickly, anything lighter then lead will make that worse, IMHO.

  3. #3
    Boolit Buddy 300winmag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    393
    Quote Originally Posted by plmitch View Post
    I haven't tried the lead free pellets yet. Are they worth the money? Seem expensive.
    Waste of time and money.
    As I was told when I was a child; your elders will make you smarter if you listen. Then when you are older your elders will teach you WISDOM.
    300winmag

  4. #4
    Boolit Master plmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    At Peace
    Posts
    905
    Kinda what I figured but thought I'd ask. Lots mixed reviews out there.
    Last edited by plmitch; 08-05-2014 at 08:04 AM.
    Life's hard, even harder if your stupid.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    xacex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,029
    Are those for hunting in California?

  6. #6
    Boolit Master

    nhrifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    In The Sticks, NH
    Posts
    1,396
    The only respectable use I have found for them is to swage them into cores for light weight jacketed bullets.

  7. #7
    we have made some lead free shot over the last 10 years and it worked very well in shotguns- mix was 5% tin- 95% Bismuth it will weigh very very close to pure lead. (2% tin will get you closer but be more brittle 'harder")
    I want to try this myself soon, still need to order the Nomad molds to do it but I think it 'could' work in an air gun BUT I am no expert at that- something I just got into - .25 Marauder and having too much fun now.
    What are the current lead free pellets made of?? I have not gone looking for them yet but I also don't live- hunt- or go to Cali if I don't NEED to.

  8. #8
    Boolit Master plmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    At Peace
    Posts
    905
    Quote Originally Posted by xacex View Post
    Are those for hunting in California?
    I don't belive that was the original intent of the designers.
    Life's hard, even harder if your stupid.

  9. #9
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    eastern Iowa
    Posts
    399
    The lead free pellets are made in two ways.One way is to make them from tin. These at least look like the pellets we use now. The other way is a moulded plastic body with some type of insert .A steel ball or formed zinc insert. Some places already do not allow lead to be used for shooting.Some ranges too. I have tried only one lead free pellet .Daisy made a pointed lead free pellet some years ago. Speeds are really high .Easily gaining a 150fps over the fastest lead pellet. With the guns I tried them in accuracy was pretty bad but man did they penetrate. Hi speed pointed and hard they would go through many things. Even a very weak gun could go through a steel can.
    Sometime I'm going to try the H&N Baracuda Green lead free pellets. They are not priced so high and have a good look to them.
    n.h.schmidt

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check