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Title: Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same

Abstract

A projectile, such as a bullet, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A base constituent, made of a material having density greater than lead, is combined with a binder constituent having less density. The binder constituent is malleable and ductile metallic phase material that forms projectile shapes when subjected to a consolidation force, such as compression. The metal constituents can be selected, rationed, and consolidated to achieve desired frangibility characteristics.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Clinton, TN
  2. Maryville, TN
  3. Harriman, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
873386
Patent Number(s):
US 6149705
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
non-lead; environmentally; safe; projectiles; method; projectile; bullet; combining; metals; proportions; calculated; achieve; desired; density; lead; base; constituent; material; combined; binder; malleable; ductile; metallic; phase; forms; shapes; subjected; consolidation; force; compression; metal; constituents; selected; rationed; consolidated; frangibility; characteristics; metallic phase; achieve desired; safe projectiles; proportions calculated; environmentally safe; metal constituents; base constituent; desired density; binder constituent; phase material; projectile shapes; metal constituent; frangibility characteristics; consolidation force; desired frangibility; ductile metallic; forms projectile; ductile metal; /75/

Citation Formats

Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, and Dooley, Joseph B. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, & Dooley, Joseph B. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States.
Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, and Dooley, Joseph B. Sat . "Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873386.
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abstractNote = {A projectile, such as a bullet, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A base constituent, made of a material having density greater than lead, is combined with a binder constituent having less density. The binder constituent is malleable and ductile metallic phase material that forms projectile shapes when subjected to a consolidation force, such as compression. The metal constituents can be selected, rationed, and consolidated to achieve desired frangibility characteristics.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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