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    Mystery Metal

    This is from chemical plant piping. That's an ingot that was dumped out of the mold too quick.


    Never had it PMI'd but thought I'd ask if anyone had run into such. It's very soft but also gives satisfactory performance for my needs. There are visible harder materials that precipitate first out of the softer lead.


    Any guesses?

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    I've never seen any of that but if you have a lot of it available it would be worth getting it analyzed.

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    Must be that mystical Un_Obtanium I used to hear about.
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    Kinda looks like radioactive seperation
    I am sure there is no problem with you touching it.

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    If it was greener I'd have to say Kryptonite! Kills Superman!

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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