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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. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672550
Patent Number(s):
5760331
Application Number:
PAN: 8-761,550
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; AMMUNITION; LEAD; MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION; DENSITY; BINDERS; POLLUTION CONTROL

Citation Formats

Lowden, R A, McCoig, T M, and Dooley, J B. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Lowden, R A, McCoig, T M, & Dooley, J B. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same. United States.
Lowden, R A, McCoig, T M, and Dooley, J B. Tue . "Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and method of making same". United States.
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