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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:58 pm

daberno123 wrote:It really depends on what you are buying.

Ebay store: 10 1/2" 440c SS bearings- $8.00

Yeah, but you'd have to be a total eejit to buy stainless steel ball bearings to fire from a cannon... get a cheaper variant of steel.

You'll lose some, dent others so they can't be reused, etc... No sense in wasting a load more money for balls that won't do any job better than chrome steel balls.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:28 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:
Probably not really any cheaper, lead is pretty expensive and lead shot will only go up to what ~1/4"? Besides, lead is not very environmentally friendly.
you can buy almost any size you want to if you spend time looking for them... lead isn't enviromentally friendly.... it just happends that it's being used to make firearm bullets

Yes. But lead is being phased out for shotgun shells, particular for the shooting of water fowl.

Old shooting ranges have to be remediated (the lead is collected since it poisons the soil and ground water) when they are taken out of service. Why use a toxin when steel is cheaper? If your barrel can handle a steel round then steel is prefered to lead.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:07 am

I got .50 lead balls, but I never aim at the environment... :D
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:56 pm

Brian the brain wrote:I got .50 lead balls, but I never aim at the environment... :D

ya, but we all know how good a shot you are. :P
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