Bullet Lead

Bullet Lead

At Mayer Alloys, we understand the need for alloys in the ammunition production industry. We are proud to provide ammunition manufacturers with pure lead ingots, lead wire, and Sn/Sb/Pb Bar for bullet and musket ball production.

Lead (Pb) is a heavy, malleable metal that helps carry a bullet’s momentum until it reaches the target. Lead can be heat treated to lessen brittleness and conducts heat very slowly, making it an ideal alloy for bullet making.

Mayer Alloys, a master distributor for AIM, offers bullets made of hard lead alloy. High purity projectile alloys are typically comprised of 2Sn/6Sb/92Pb. Other standard variations are available in addition to custom alloys.

AIM’s bullet making materials are ideal for both competitive and recreational shooters since they’re cast in 6 lb. notch bars or 25 lb. ingots. There are also numerous diameter wires for swaging.

Brinell Hardness Requirements

The Brinell Hardness numbers for pure lead is 5.0 HB. Alloyed lead can typically range from 5.0 HB to 22.0 HB or more. Our available alloys can be supplied to meet specific Brinell hardness requirements. Using this scale is ideal for bare or full metal jacket (FMJ) style projectiles.

For more information and current pricing on our bullet lead, contact 888.513.7971, email sales@mayeralloys.com or fill out the form in the Get a Quote link below.

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