hard lead

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Synonyms for hard lead

a lead alloy that contains about 5% antimony

unrefined lead that is hard because of the impurities it contains

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Use a hard lead for the guidelines and a softer lead for the lettering.
As with other metallic cartridge replicas, I feel a hard lead, such as a No.
I'm going to have to go for a pretty hard lead alloy to fit these parameter --say BHN 33 or above.
Luckily, bullets don't have to be pushed very fast to work well in handguns, an adequately hard lead alloy is easy to find and lubing is cheap and easy to do.
This resulted in my chomping my way through 42 different puddings (journalism can be a hard lead, you know).
An ordinary hard lead pencil with a well-sharpened point is fairly accurate for making the mark on the wall, and is quite easily rubbed out when required.
In initial testing the penetration of hard lead bullets is everything one could hope for, enough to break both shoulders on 1,000-pound animals with room to space.
A long way from Northumberland and a gey hard lead it was.
An ordinary hard lead pencil with a well sharpened point is fairly accurate for making the mark and quite easily rubbed out afterwards.
The Buffalo Bore offerings include a 420-grain fiat-nosed hard lead bullet loaded to 950 fps for low-recoil practice and hunting game weighing up to 800 pounds, the same bullet at 1,350 fps for large game up to 2,000 pounds, and a 400-grain jacketed hollow point at 1,350 fps--again, for game up to 800 pounds.
A hard lead alloy is used for making BRI bullets that assures adequate penetration.
He must have been a very fit young man because that is a very hard lead indeed.