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Posted: 8/22/2001 3:31:46 PM EDT
Does anyone know where one can buy a small amount of Tungsten rod? I want to use it for a project I am working on, and I can only find commercial sellers who sell in huge amounts...
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 3:33:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2001 3:31:27 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
[url]www.mcmaster.com[/url] make sure you check the tungsen blanks, that's probably what you are looking for
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Link Posted: 8/22/2001 4:13:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut: If you are looking for some tungsten rod for a TIG welder you should be able to get it at any welding supply place.
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Nope. I'm going to have them machined into .30 SLAP projectiles for a .50 BMG [@:D] Just got the sabots today [:D]
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 4:15:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 4:17:08 PM EDT
It's detachable. Most all muzzle brakes won't work with sabots of any kind... Recoil with a .30 Projectile should be tollerable enough for me to remove the brake..
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 4:17:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 4:19:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter: BTW, have you thought of trying .30 AP rounds?
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Yeah, but they aren't nearly in the league as Tungsten SLAP's... You figure they have a Steel .22 core, compared to a solid tungsten .30 Dart. I may rip off the Sierra match king design for my projectiles..
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 5:17:56 PM EDT
Shotgun News has a great story this week about building your own .50 cal rifle. [sniper] That would be a great winter project.
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 5:37:07 PM EDT
do you have any idea how hard (rockwell "c" scale) tungsten carbide is? i take it that you are going to grind the projectile shape?
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 6:04:43 PM EDT
Sounds like you know bertter than I do. Can't be turned on a lathe?
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 6:33:39 PM EDT
Sure you can use a lathe,...You just need a tool post grinder, and some diamond wheels.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 1:17:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB: do you have any idea how hard (rockwell "c" scale) tungsten carbide is?
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Just make sure you get "machineable" tungsten, then you can turn them on a lathe. After you have them turned, you will have to heat treat them to make them hard. HTH KenS
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