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    Boolit Mold
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    Lead core problem

    Hi

    What wil happen if the wire lead have a mix of tin? Last lead roll I received dont conform well in the core forming die, the color is more "silvery" and do not oxidize as usual using white vinegar.

    I suspect the tin in the lead is the culprit, but not sure about.

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    Boolit Master

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    Tin makes lead tough.

    Sometimes your die will break. If your die is 7/8-14 be careful.
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    Clodhopper

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    Try bonding the core while annealing the jacket.
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    Hi guys

    Clodhopper, I have Blackom and Ulrich dies too. Believe the Ulrich will not break, even with harder alloy.

    Jdfoxinc, Im using J4 jackets, so I dont anneal the jacket. But for 22 LR jackets that I will use for semi auto rifles, this may be a
    option.
    Thanks

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    Tin is much harder on dies than antimony. I would set that roll aside or try to trade with someone who casts, dies cost a lot more than replacement lead.
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    Lead has a known melting temperature.
    Adding tin lowers the melting temperature.
    Melt some of the suspect wire and check the temp.
    To lazy to chase arrows.
    Clodhopper

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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