2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2007 16:43:50 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Tungsten-Tin bullets
Getting The Lead Out Of Bullets
Tungsten-tin composite provides alternative for hunters

Jyllian N. Kemsley
Chemical & Engineering News
November 26, 2007

LEAD IS DENSE and ductile, has a low melting point, and is inexpensive, 
making it long prized for molding into ammunition. But it's also toxic 
to birds and other animals that ingest bullets and bullet fragments.

To address the need for less toxic ammunition with the same performance 
as lead bullets, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have now 
developed bullets made from a tungsten-tin composite material. ORNL has 
licensed the technology to WolfTech Manufacturing, Wakeman, Ohio, and 
the first bullets will be distributed by MDM Muzzleloaders, Maidstone, Vt.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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