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  •  Teflon coated tungsten carbide (0+ / 0-)

    might be a good substitute in .223 and .308 . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 05:36:50 PM PDT

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    •  copper is pretty good, it's what I use in hunting (2+ / 0-)
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      Deward Hastings, oldpunk

      bullets, not because of lead but because of it's ability to hold together and for the bullet to create an exit even if it has three feet of animal to go through.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:04:42 PM PDT

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      •  copper's lower density (0+ / 0-)

        (compared to lead) gives higher velocity at the muzzle but it falls off faster.  Tungsten carbide is significantly denser than lead and packs more of a wallop.  Tears up the barrel, though, unless it's coated (or copper plated).  So which is better depends on what you're doing.  Both are reasonable substitutes for lead in the appropriate application.

        Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

        by Deward Hastings on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:37:44 PM PDT

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