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boutdoors
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 16 Dec 2008
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Location: West Covina California

For those wanting some Bismuth

https://www.rotometals.com/lead-shot-buck-shot/bismuth-shot/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwuPJ182-1wIV3I-zCh3qZwaJEAAYASAAEgLK0fD_BwE
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16gaDavis
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 24 Jun 2013
Posts: 1228
Location: canandaigua - western n.y. (formerly deerhunter)

roto metals is #1 in service !! wait for another sale to come and I'll post it - usually about 157 bucks for 10# with free shipping .

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brent
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:20 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 45
Location: Iowa

I just received my bismuth #5 yesterday. I can't say that I'm very impressed with the material. The pellets are not smooth or round. The Winchester Bi shot i I had from years ago looked just like it was supposed to, but this stuff is not very regular at all.
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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:49 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 24 Jul 2016
Posts: 193
Location: Ohio

Pattern it,you'll change your mind.
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brent
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:40 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 45
Location: Iowa

At a buck 32 a pop, just for the pellets, I am loath to use a bunch to pattern them. But I would hate to waste them on poorly patterning loads too. Such a conundrum for cheapskates like me.
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putz463
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:34 am  Reply with quote
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Location: west MI

Do you have or have access to a piece of scrap carpet? If so, maybe hang it behind your patterning target and retrieve the pellets.

We had an indoor/basement shooting range growing up and used several leaves of scrap carpet hung in an old crate to catch the BB's & pellets, and (when M&D weren't home Rolling Eyes) occasional 22 short, worked pretty well.

BTW; we recycled... the thousands of retrieved pellets along with scavenged wheel weights made great fishing sinkers & the BB's went right back into the guns.

To those so inclined...please spare me the exposure to lead/indoor shooting hazards diatribe, thank you.

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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:59 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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Location: NCWa

a friend of mine used to use drapery material, hanging from a rod so that the material folded back on itself and would yield to the striking pellets, which would be stopped by the first or second drapery, falling to the ground, upon which a sheet was laid so that the salvaged pellets were easily collected.
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