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Used Type Metal

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:42 am
by mtngun
I view type metal as a beginner's alloy and no longer use it except in my alloy shootouts. There are many flavors of type metal, and furthermore their composition may change in use as the metal gets "burnt out," so if you buy used type metal you may not be 100% sure what you're getting.

With any mystery alloy, I check BHN and density and compare to known alloys.

Table from "Engineering Properties and Applications of Lead Alloys."