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    10 to 1 alloy

    the lyman cast bullet handook calls for 150 gr (10 to 1 alloy) for a 30-30, i cant find any info on what this is and i dont know if it is the same as 1 to 10, i usally buy my #2 alloy from roto metals and i cant find 10-1 on google

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    Boolit Master brewer12345's Avatar
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    It is 10 parts lead to one part tin. Rarely used these days because tin is very expensive. If you want to experiment with this alloy, have at it, but antimonial lead alloys are more common.

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    Wheelweights +2% tin will be about 13 BHN and will perform well in full-charge hunting loads with gaschecked bullets in the .30-30. Ideal #311291, #31141 or similar will do the job with 30 grains of 4895, 4064, RL15 or Varget.
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    Just use your #2 alloy, I use a gas check and Javelina Alox lube
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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