BISMUTH

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  1. J-Duck

    J-Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    am I missing something ?The highest price I find is $40 a box..Or is there a special load I havnt found yet?
     
  2. mak2782

    mak2782 Elite Refuge Member

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    I think were all missing something?
     
  3. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep...

    To the OP, Bismuth is expensive, but it works better than steel in my opinion. In fact, a 1 ounce load out of the Model 12 20 ga I used to own was an awesome combo.

    Get Bismuth goin between 1250 and 1330 fps and you older guys will probably think you are shootin lead.
     
  4. Huntsprig

    Huntsprig Elite Refuge Member

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    I think he is referring to this ad in the classifieds.

    The price seems kinda high.
     
  5. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Kent Bismuth 3” is $2+- per shell, fairly tame shell from what I have shot...

    Fred’s stuff is probably the Brittish BCC, and $2.40 per shell...and I recall it’s juiced up...

    Kent Matrix is $4.00 per shell...I miss it dearly...3’s & 5’s met all my needs...last paid $1.30 per shell...
     
  6. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

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    Still have a bunch of it. Matrix is a deadly load. I love the 1.25 oz of #6 for ducks, 1 3/8 of #3 for geese.
     
  7. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Historically, bismuth prices have varied from $3-$14 a pound. Lead has varied from 40 cents to $1.50.
     
  8. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    With Steel Shot being 7.8 g/cc and the OLD Bismuth being only 3% tin alloy , it had a tenancy to fragment upon set-back but those of US that
    reload have been purchasing a NEW product from RotoMetals with 6% tin alloy that is 9.7 g/cc so it's density is closer to Lead at 11.2 g/cc . The
    cost of this Better Bismuth runs around $16. a lb if you buy it on sale in 10 lb bottles , it really works good in my small bored guns as a payload
    of hard hitting shot types !
     
  9. SliderShooter

    SliderShooter Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    The Bismuth I have listed for sale is the old buffered Winchester stuff. I will deal, make me an offer. At 2.40 per round it's a lot better price than $4.00 a round or $40 a box. But then again, I am not an expert in math.
     
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  10. Dakillaofnada

    Dakillaofnada Senior Refuge Member

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    I shoot the kent bismuth out of my 16ga.. love it...
     

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