John Grantham wrote:
I would not use wheel weights. Pure lead, like the sheeting, and tin works the best in my rifle. I think you'll find the softer alloys work better with black. If I keep my muzzle speed around 1200fps or less the gun shoots center and never leads The smaller bullets like the SAECO 645 (480gr) work in my rifle. I"ve never used any thing smaller with any luck. First choice for lube , SPG. Second , Lee Shavers moly
btw: I have a mould that throws a 580gr bullet. It shoots good over 69gr of 1f goex. You can't shoot it all day though. The recoil is substantial. Free recoil energy is around 30lbs.
Thanks, I will save my WW for other applications. The lead pipe, sheeting and stick-on WW should all be close to pure lead. I have about 3 lbs of lead free solder left so mixing should not be a problem. Cheapest lead free solder I've found locally was $20 per lb. so I guess I'll need to hunt online for a substitute or cheaper price.
Is your rifle the same as mine (28 in. Sporter made in Japan)?