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    TIN Source

    Where does one find tin to add to the melt??
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    Solder is a common source. Current Pb free plumbing solder is usually around 95% Sn. Electronic solder is going to usually be either 60% or 63% Sn (Pre-ROHS madness that is). Old plumber's solder is usually 50% Sn.

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    Monotype is 9% tin.
    Leadless solder is 95% tin if I recall correctly.
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    Solder, linotype and pewter are common sources. You can also buy pure tin from some vendors, i.e., Rotometals (sponsor) and The Antimony Man in Sierra Vista, AZ.

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    If I need tin, I just order from Rotometals. I don't use much & it's free shipping & no st if you are out of state. I only use tin for my cast HP. The lack of antimony in the alloy helps the bullet stay together & not fragment.

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    Some of those fancy wine bottles have tin over the cork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mooman76 View Post
    Some of those fancy wine bottles have tin over the cork.
    Well, at least in the old days. I think most of the wine bottles these days use either aluminum or even plastic of some sort.

    I imagine some of the really top end wines MAY still use leaded tin foil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C1PNR View Post
    Well, at least in the old days. I think most of the wine bottles these days use either aluminum or even plastic of some sort.

    I imagine some of the really top end wines MAY still use leaded tin foil.
    Most bottles use poly-laminate which is a sandwich of aluminum/plastic/aluminum. You can tell the difference by pulling the foil apart. If you see a layer of plastic then it's no good. Also, poly-laminate foils have a seam. Tin foils do not.

    The nicer bottles still use tin. Also, Grey Goose, Ciroc, Hanger 1 vodka use tin. So do most nice single malt scotch's and port.

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    Solder scrap. Babbitt metal. Tin anodes. Old pewter items. Type metal. Radiator drippings. Or buy pure tin.
    Due to market fluctuations I am no longer buying range scrap jackets.

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    New adds in gun mag. for green .22 LR { no lead} made of tin. Winchester 30grns 1650fps.
    Last edited by herb101; 11-10-2009 at 08:30 PM.

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