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Ballistic alloy pellets (incl H&N .22, 12.65gr Baracuda Green) are something like 90% bismuth and 10% tin as far as I know.

Tin makes bismuth less brittle and quite pliable, actually. In fact, those pellets look very clean compared to JSBs out of tin. If only they shot as well as JSBs … 

By the way, the price of bismuth has plummeted in the past year or so. It went from 12.50 a pound to less than 4. You’d think this would be reflected in the price of Bi – based pellets, but we are not seeing this.