26 March 2023
Taken from the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook:
No. 2- 10 parts lead, 1 part tin, 1 part antimony
No.4 -1 part tin to 20 parts lead
No. 6- 1 part tin to 40 parts lead
I have both the 1980 Cast Bullet Handbook and the more recent 4th Edition (2010) Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook and can't find the formula in them. Can you tell me which edition and page number for those alloy formula? I am very familiar with #2 alloy and Lyman seemed to settle on that alloy before 1980.
I am seeking the specific reference to Lyman #4 and Lyman #6 as alloys named thusly. It could be that 40:1 or 30:1 or 20:1 is the new name for one of those alloys - or not.
But, do you have a specific Edition of the CBH naming the #4 and #6 alloy composition?
With rifle in hand, I confidently go forth into the darkness.