Bismuth

Double barrel, side by side, over-under, semi-automatic, straight-pull and lever action shotguns.

Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 05 Dec 2018, 8:07 pm

Anyone know where to get bismuth shot within Australia?
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by Gaznazdiak » 05 Dec 2018, 9:15 pm

fideles usque ad mortem
User avatar
Gaznazdiak
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1482
New South Wales

Re: Bismuth

Post by bladeracer » 05 Dec 2018, 10:19 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:http://www.gunco.com.au/NIO1274/ELEY-VIP-BISMUTH-12G-32GR-4-25PK/pd.php
:drinks:


$4 a round!
Is Bismuth "duck kryptonite" or something :-)
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4420
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by Gaznazdiak » 05 Dec 2018, 10:35 pm

Greeny aphrodisiac
fideles usque ad mortem
User avatar
Gaznazdiak
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1482
New South Wales

Re: Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 06 Dec 2018, 3:53 am

I'm after just the shot...
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by Oldbloke » 06 Dec 2018, 4:47 am

Why mate?
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
User avatar
Oldbloke
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 5002
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 06 Dec 2018, 5:53 am

To shoot ducks with out of a muzzleloader
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by No1_49er » 06 Dec 2018, 7:05 am

bigpete wrote:To shoot ducks with out of a muzzleloader

It may seem to be a silly question, but, why the need to shoot Bismuth out of your muzzle-loader?
It's quite reasonable to say that since the advent of muzzle-loading firearms, they used lead, as do most modern day shooters.
Is it a personal desire, or is there some other reason that we are unaware of?
Proud member of "the powerful gun lobby" of Australia :)
No1_49er
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 281
Queensland

Re: Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 06 Dec 2018, 8:17 am

Because it's illegal to use lead for duck shooting ? Thought that was pretty much applicable throughout Australia
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by marksman » 06 Dec 2018, 9:18 am

dont quote me but it may be worth your while ringing the delwp as I think you may be legal with lead shot in a muzzle loader
I'm not 100% sure of it but I did hear it years ago for victoria, may be worth looking into :unknown:
what was said to me was that if you wanted to use a damascus twist steel barrel you could use lead instead of steel legally
it was a very reliable source that told me :unknown: may be ****** but it's worth a phone call
User avatar
marksman
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1472
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 06 Dec 2018, 9:46 am

I'm not in Victoria,but maybe it is worth ringing about. All I know is absolutely everything I've read so far says only non toxic shot to be used
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Dec 2018, 10:06 am

fideles usque ad mortem
User avatar
Gaznazdiak
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1482
New South Wales

Re: Bismuth

Post by marksman » 06 Dec 2018, 11:33 am

bigpete wrote:I'm not in Victoria,but maybe it is worth ringing about. All I know is absolutely everything I've read so far says only non toxic shot to be used


I did hear a few years ago and like some laws they just get forgotten about after time, may be worth a ring if you get onto the right person :unknown:

as far as using bismuth goes IMO it is like hitting the ducks with thor's hammer way better than lead just very expensive
I have heard of blokes getting together to buy it in together so the cost isn't so much for postage
User avatar
marksman
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 1472
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bladeracer » 06 Dec 2018, 1:14 pm

bigpete wrote:I'm not in Victoria,but maybe it is worth ringing about. All I know is absolutely everything I've read so far says only non toxic shot to be used


Steel in a shot cup, or use the copper-plated BB's made for air-rifles?
What is your bore size?
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4420
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bladeracer » 06 Dec 2018, 1:22 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:https://www.rotometals.com/bismuth-shot/


Nice find Gaz.
US$150 for 4.5kg, and US$80 shipping.
About A$320 delivered, or A$70/kg - $2 per one-ounce load.
Outrageous still, but not out of the question :-)
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4420
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bigpete » 06 Dec 2018, 1:36 pm

Damn,I was about to say thanks gaz,but now I'm thinking theres no way in hell I can afford that...:(
bigpete
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
 
Posts: 1096
South Australia

Re: Bismuth

Post by bladeracer » 06 Dec 2018, 1:42 pm

bigpete wrote:Damn,I was about to say thanks gaz,but now I'm thinking theres no way in hell I can afford that...:(


Well, the one-pound bag is US$41.50 delivered, only gives you fifteen or sixteen one-ounce loads for A$60. Which is virtually the same as buying the ammunition here and dumping the shot out.
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4420
Victoria

Re: Bismuth

Post by bladeracer » 06 Dec 2018, 1:43 pm

How much does your butcher sell ducks for Pete, might be worth just buying one ;-)
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4420
Victoria

Next

Back to top
 
Return to Shotguns - 12 gauge, 28 gauge, 410 bore etc.