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    Gregor
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    Pure lead might be a bit too soft, you might get some lead build up in the barrel forcing cone that you will have to clean with brass brush every few hundred shots…

    But it is a good idea to go through different alloys and experiment and in the end settle with the one that works best.

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    airgunfans
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    Gregor

    Pure lead might be a bit too soft ….

    Thanks for the info, I am not aware of that. May I know what alloy is recommended for casting 5.5 mm slugs for use in Huben K1 V2 ?

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    Gregor
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    I use anything between 10:1 up to 5:1 lead to linotype ratio.

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    steeve
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    Gregor, I can find no metal in the US called Linotype…..Rather, a "Linotype" is a machine that was used to print newspapers.  When you write Linotype, are you referring to the metal Tin as an alloy?  

    Have you tested the new cast bullets yet, to see if they are as accurate as the original Huben bullets?  I have been waiting 3 years for these to appear, before I invest in a Huben rifle.  Can you say that the latest version Huben .22 and these new bullets will produce consistent MOA  5 shot groups at 100 yards in optimal conditions?  If so, then it's finally time for me to buy one, along with the bullet mold and melting/pouring apparatus..

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    Gregor
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    Hi.

    Linotype is a mixture of Tin, Antimony and Lead. This is what I have available that is why I always give information for the alloy I use with Linotype.

    On this link, you can find a calculator and different alloys composition so you can make an equivalent:

    https://www.castbulletassoc.org/download/Alloy12.xls

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    khilji
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    5,55 will work with about same accuracy as 5,52, but they are harder to push in the magazine.

    It also depends on the hardness of the alloy you use to cast. Personally, I recommend 5,52 if you still have possibility to change your order, but make sure you user harder alloy…

    If you cannot change your order, then I would not worry either, just use slightly softer alloy. Either way, you will have to experiment to get the slugs right shape (casting of these small slugs takes some practice) and hardness…

    Thanks Gregor, I have already ordered the 5.5 mm mold and started casting. I am using pure lead so I hope it will be OK.  

    Can u share us some pics of slugs and group of shots

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    steeve

     I can find no metal in the US called Linotype…..

    Sure you can……

    https://www.amazon.com/Whole-Linotype-Alloy-Nuggets-Antimony/dp/B001QUVQBA

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    khilji

    Can u share us some pics of slugs and group of shots

    I am still learning how to cast properly …. Gregor has made some very nice video on these slugs : 

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