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i am just starting to cast for 9mm parabellum. i don't need hyper velocity, more interested in accuracy and not leading the barrel. i have lots of lead available, and also have ordered 10lbs of antimony and can get tin too. Anyone care to suggest a suitable alloy?
 
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Try an alloy mix which is 94% lead, 2% tin and 4% antimony. I believe that you will find this suitable for your use.
 
Posts: 66 | Registered: 18 April 2002Reply With Quote
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Wheelweights or any harder alloy ought to work fine. The 94/2/4 previously suggested will do very nicely.

The leading I have seen in 9mm was more likely to come from a bullet that was too small rather than one that was too soft. You could slug the bore to check, but I size my 9mms .357 as long as the chamber and cases will let me.
 
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Ditto to all that DJ said.....and, most 9mm's have ridiculously fast twist rates. Hard alloy and soft lubes on bullets that match groove diameter arre the ticket.

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