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Thread: Antimony to lead ratio

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    Antimony to lead ratio

    Good morning guys.

    I have about 20 lbs of range lead. I just got in some antimony and I was wondering how much I add to my lead per lbs. Can anyone help?

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    All depends on what you want to use it for.Then you have unknow range lead so at best it will be a guess.

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    The range scrap probably has enough as is, probably around 2 to 4 %.
    I would add 2% tin, or use as is.
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    Range scrap usally has enough antominy but added tin would help. If it’s a lot of hard cast pistole bullets it has enough.if it’s a lot of jacketed pistole and rifle bullets it’s on the lower side of antimony and tin. If you using it for 38 loads range scrap usally works good. If it’s for hotter 9 mm add 2% tin and Maybe 1 to 2 % Anatominy . Also just try it as is it might work good

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    What form of antimony? Is it pure, alloyed with lead, alloyed with lead and tin, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    The range scrap probably has enough as is, probably around 2 to 4 %.
    I would add 2% tin, or use as is.
    That has been my findings for range lead as well. RS +1-2% Sn and run it on the hot side and it will work just fine.
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