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Thread: source for tungsten rod/butt stock weights

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    Sounds like you will need to go to a place like midwest tungsten, Mike.
    Good luck in your search.
    I also misquoted the length of the tungsten bucking bar. It is 3" not 6" and weighed 1.8lbs
    Last edited by savet06; 06-16-2019 at 07:58 AM.

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    If you can get some broken 5/8 or 3/4" end mills from a machine shop you can cut them with a silicon carbide cut-off wheel to length. I used powdered Tungsten poured into holes drilled with a Forstner bit in the butt under the plate and in the 'pistol grip' and capped it off with about 1/4" of epoxy. I added 1lb of weight in this fashion of a X-ring wood F-class stock. Has been working well.

    Robin

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    Better yet

    I would go with platinum or plutonium. Both are denser then any metal mentioned. Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Oltersdorf View Post
    I would go with platinum or plutonium. Both are denser then any metal mentioned. Tim
    Well then...might as well used deleted Uranium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rardoin View Post
    Well then...might as well used deleted Uranium.
    DU is 19.1 gm/cm^3
    Tungsten is 19.3 gm/cm^3


    If you can find DU it would be an excellent mass source.

    The government sort of has a corner on the market though.
    They are about the only producer.

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    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by brickeyee View Post
    DU is 19.1 gm/cm^3
    Tungsten is 19.3 gm/cm^3


    If you can find DU it would be an excellent mass source.

    The government sort of has a corner on the market though.
    They are about the only producer.

    The Gubment does not have a corner on humor however

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    Quote Originally Posted by rardoin View Post
    The Gubment does not have a corner on humor however
    As Thee Master of Malapropism, I find 'deleted uranium' to be funny

    the gubmint, not so much

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    I managed to get a DU perpetrator before the Government clamped down on them being sold.

    The army sold off some from decommissioned ammunition by accident.

    The new ones are a lot longer than my short one.

    Overall about 19 inches.

    The cyclotrons at Brookhaven National Laboratory use Tungsten bars for (around 70 pounds each)
    to shield items in the proton beam from excessive exposure.

    The bars are 1.5 inches thick and 3 inches wide.
    You actually have to use more than one to stop the protons being used for testing.

    DU is about $300 for a 10 gram piece.

    Stick with Tungsten.
    Last edited by brickeyee; 06-22-2019 at 06:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    As Thee Master of Malapropism, I find 'deleted uranium' to be funny

    the gubmint, not so much
    Ooops Al....I didn't catch that. Wish I could blame it on autocorrect...LOL.

    I should have depleted my post.

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