gilding metal


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gilding metal

[′gild·iŋ ‚med·əl]
(metallurgy)
A copper alloy (about 90% copper, 10% zinc) used to jacket small-arms bullets, to form detonator or primer cups, and to form rotating bands for artillery projectiles; it can be readily engraved by the lands as the projectile moves down the bore.

gilding metal

An alloy containing nominally 95% copper and 5% zinc. Generally available as flat products, rod, and wire.
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This is supposed to prevent the core from slipping from the jacket, but it also often stops expansion, just like the solid wall of gilding metal in a Nosler Partition.
There was one problem: high-antimony lead cannot be soldered or bonded to the gilding metal jacket of a bullet.
Abbreviations: GMX, Gilding Metal expanding: TS-X, Triple Shack-X; SST, Super Shock Tipped; TBBC, Trophy Bonded Bear Claw Weatherby Vanguard Sporter TYPE: Bolt-action repeater CALIBER: .
The Nosier E-Tip is made of 95/5 gilding metal, but has no grooves.