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To: wastedyears

Yikes. Rare or not, tungsten is really hard. It would tear up the barrel in short order. Maybe as a jacketed slug, as is already being done (and the benefit there would be the lower cost), since it is close to lead in weight.

Also, just because tungsten and titanium and other similar metals are about to get cheaper, doesn’t mean they’re not still insanely expensive to work with. Both metals require complex tools to work, and very high temperatures for forging.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 10:06:22 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

Tantalum (and Nairobium) is also used in different grades of carbide to increase edgewear and prevent plastic deformation when cutting alloy steels...


25 posted on 02/15/2013 1:23:54 PM PST by Antoninus II
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