There was a TV episode a while ago that was looking to cast silver bullets. As a precaution, for obvious reasons. Or Lone Ranger work.
It was done on Mythbusters. Poorly. And all their fault.
The problem was the bullet shrank a bit in the mold. Metal shrinks. You'd think they'd know that. It also undoubtedly had air bubbles in it as if not melted in a oxygen free atmosphere, silver will suck O2 into itself. But casting isn't my strong point. I do know that Mythbusters is behind me on the casting power curve.
I was thinking, because of misshapen and shrunken end result, that casting a bullet oversize and turning it down to proper size on a small lathe would have done the trick. I wonder why Mythbusters didn't think this? Maybe they had but there are only so much time and resources to devote to a episode's project.
Other bloggers have had better luck.
But sheesh, a little machinist work and you'd have a great bullet, Hollywood.
Sorry... - Having a difficult time braining today. Seem to have the dumbs. Words together stringing right not are.
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