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#1 Ed Lacy

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:14 PM

Thought this might be of interest.Green ammo. Wonder how long it'll take to get to us. Should make the stuff a lot cheaper.Edhttp://www.armytimes...eenammo_110708/

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

Problem is, they are used to FMJ. We want something that expands for hunting. Does bismuth react like lead too?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:04 PM

Boy we sure don't want give the bad guys any toxic dose do we????

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:57 PM

Nope. :roflmao3[1]: Have some of that toxic stuff to last for a short while.A big hole going in,the BG's won't know the difference.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:54 PM

Kinda funny they don't mention any economic savings! It's probably alot more. Just look at waterfowl ammo, lead price vs. Bizmuth price!!!! Bizmuth works well but cost alot more :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:59 AM

Bismuth is heavier than lead but brittle not maleable. My guess is they use it powdered in an epoxy of some sort to hold it together. Depending on how its done it might be VERY good for hunting especially varmint as you might make small balls of brittle bismuth and then suspend them in epoxy. Be like a glasser sort of.Bismuth occurs in nature planetwide in about twice the quantity of gold... that is... it is almost as rare as poo. If it becomes popular for bullets, the price is going to skyrocket till it's gone and living in vaults somewhere. Frankly copper, tin and antimoney alloys would be more economical but much lighter, longer bullets etc... etc....

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