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Polished Bismuth Shot  (7 lbs/bag)

For those shooters looking to reduce their costs of premium non-toxic loads, we offer our Polished Bismuth Shot. In 1992, BPI became the very first source of bismuth shot for shotshell reloading. BPI’s developmental research lab tested every type of bismuth and bismuth alloy. BPI traveled to University College London to test bismuth pellet integrity with the eminent Dr. Roger Giblin. Our team created the production standards that still exist over thirty years later. Unfortunately, much of the bismuth on the market does not meet this tough physical criteria and cannot meet the stringent qualification standards required for the high-performance bismuth shot. If the proper standards and formulas are not strictly followed, then the result will be a sub-standard shotshell pellet. The bottom line is that if the alloy content is not perfect, then the entire pellet is suspect and prone to fracture.

Overview: Our BSR shot is alloyed with a proprietary formula, then tumbled and highly polished for superior surface quality. Our Polished Bismuth hits that pricing sweet spot, but its performance is clearly superior to other cost-cutting bismuth pellets.

Pellet Integrity: This term refers to how the pellet holds together under the stresses of internal ballistics, chokes & constriction, and target impact. Bismuth is a brittle metal. It will fracture UNLESS it is alloyed with the proper materials in the proper ratio. Our BSR shot is alloyed with a proprietary process that insures the highest level of pellet integrity. BSR is qualified for use by some of the most advanced cartridge manufacturers in the world.

Softness: Bismuth is the softest metal of all available non-toxic shot types. Therefore, Polished Bismuth is the non-toxic shot that is easiest on your fine shotguns and small-bore gauges. 

Appearance: BSR is not made like our premium SpheroBismuth. Polished Bismuth is not plated and it is not as refined as SpheroBismuth - and that is why it costs less. You can expect to see some pitting and lines in BSR pellets. However, we are not finding any sprues, tails, or football shapes in Polished Bismuth. The images online are of the actual shot.

Approximate density: 9.6 grams/cubic centimeter.

Lead Free & Non-toxic: Bismuth shot materials are approved for use by U.S.F.W.S.

Sizes: Sizes for every type of gamebird; from heavy goose loads down to woodcock. (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)