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2008-12-20 15:08:22
2008-12-20 15:08:22

Yes, may people use lead bullets for a variety of purposes.


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Yes. Lead bullets do not wear out the rifling inside the barrel as fast as steel bullets. Still, many people use steel-jacketed bullets . . .

Lead would be the most common ingredient that is common to both bullets and batteries. Not all batteries or bullets use lead, though.

Lead is too soft to use in a gun. However some bullets are made with Lead.

in some cases people still use led bullets for warfare or hunting.

Blue bullets are bullets are high quality Polymer Coated Lead Bullets.

they use (Lead) because it has a low melting point and easy to mold and cool. they also use it because it is light enough to be shot farther but it also has enough weight so the wind wont affect its accuracy as much Lead is used only in cheap bullets. Better bullets are an alloy of lead and antimony. Many common lead bullets have a copper or steel 'jacket' -Most accurate rifle bullets are a bronze-nickel steel mix, or a copper alloy.

.40 S&W with JACKETED bullets. The polygonal rifling in a Glock does not mix well with lead bullets.

Bullets can be made from many materials including wood, steel brass, copper, lead, tungsten, bronze, plastic, etc.

Metal, often lead, melted and molded into musket balls.

Usually they aren't. Lead, or lead in a copper shell (a "jacket") is the most common choice for bullets. Bullets CAN be made of mild steel, usually also copper jacketed, and it's usually done because of concerns about the lead from the bullets causing pollution. Mild steel is one of the less expensive replacement options for lead in bullets.

About 99%. Lead is an inexpensive metal that is soft and dense- 3 criteria for bullets. Most will be made of lead- if not entirely, they will have a lead core covered by another metal, such as copper.

Most bullets are made from lead. Some will have copper jackets around them, but the bullet itself will be lead.

No. They are metallic lead, usually alloyed with tin and antimony.

Lead but more commonly know they use steel.

Sure...Use printers lead..its harder than wheelweights. Clean your barrell well after each shoot...

Yes, some still do. The actual bullet is made of lead.

Most are. A very few have no lead, but most bullets ARE lead, or lead combined with other metals. A few have been made of plastic, wood, wax, copper, steel and even powdered iron.

A better question would be which do NOT have lead. A small percentage of rifle and handgun bullets are solid copper, bismuth, or some non-lead metal. Shotshells used for waterfowl are loaded with non-lead shot- steel, bismuth, or iron/tungsten alloys. But MOST bullets are still lead. It may be covered by a gilding metal jacket, but it is there.

Availablity, Cost, and Density.

Lead, with a copper jacketing.

Bismuth is used in fire detectors, fishing sinkers, and bismuth bullets (instead of lead bullets).

Bismuth is used in fire detectors, fishing sinkers, and bismuth bullets (instead of lead bullets).

Not really. Lead wheelweights can make decent bullets for modern day firearms. However, muzzle loading firearms have very shallow rifling, and need VERY soft lead bullets. Wheelweights are just too hard.

Typically not. When you see a scene in a movie where someone ignites a fire with a gun, it is the heat from the bullet that starts it not sparks. Bullets are generally made up of either lead, or a lead core surrounded by copper. To use anything that would create a spark would tear up a gun barrel in no time.

In general, no. Lead is a very inexpensive metal. Custom bullets such as the pure copper bullets used in some hunting ammunition are made by a different process, and may cost more. On the other hand, there is training ammunition made with a plastic bullet for very short range target shooting- they may be a bit cheaper than lead.A new type of ammunition known as NT (for non-toxic) is now being sold. The primers contain no lead (most primers contain lead azide) and the bullets are either non-lead, or fully enclosed lead. These tend to be a bit pricy, but were created to address some of the health concerns with firing lead based ammunition on an indoor range.

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