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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismuth#Lead_replacement

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.