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    Linotype + pure Lead

    Picked up 100 pounds of linotype with some monotype in it. I have 100 pounds of soft lead. Using the lead alloy calculator I think if I mix the two together I should get an alloy in the neighborhood of BHN 15. Does that sound right?
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    You just have to get the ratio right i like to use the mixing cross. Looks like the # sign. There is a video on youtube how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcmaveric View Post
    You just have to get the ratio right i like to use the mixing cross. Looks like the # sign. There is a video on youtube how to do it.

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    Do you have a link?

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0raK6_Vbk

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    I have shot thousands of 5 lead to 1 lino in my 45 acp. Don't use any more be lino than needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcmaveric View Post
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0raK6_Vbk

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    Thanks. I will have to watch that.

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    Lino is precious today. I mix lino & pure at 1:3 and then add 2% tin. The 1:3 mix is 96-3-1, virtually the same as the average composition of COWW ( see here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...eight-XrF-Data). After adding the tin I end up with 94-3-3, makes really nice boolits!
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