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Steel is an alloy of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, that is widely used in construction and other applications because of its high tensile strength and low cost. Steel's base metal is iron, which is able to take on two crystalline forms (allotropic forms), body centered cubic (BCC) and face centered cubic (FCC), depending on its temperature. It is the interaction of those allotropes with the alloying elements, primarily carbon, that gives steel and cast iron their range of unique properties. In the body-centred cubic arrangement, there is an iron atom in the centre of each cube, and in the face-centred cubic, there is one at the center of each of the six faces of the cube. Carbon, other elements, and inclusions within iron act as hardening agents that prevent the movement of dislocations that otherwise occur in the crystal lattices of iron atoms.
The carbon in typical steel alloys may contribute up to 2.1% of its weight. Varying the amount of alloying elements, their presence in the steel either as solute elements, or as precipitated phases, retards the movement of those dislocations that make iron comparatively ductile and weak, and thus controls its qualities such as the hardness, ductility, and tensile strength of the resulting steel. Steel's strength compared to pure iron is only possible at the expense of iron's ductility, of which iron has an excess.
Steel was produced in bloomery furnaces for thousands of years, but its extensive use began after more efficient production methods were devised in the 17th century, with the production of blister steel and then crucible steel. With the invention of the Bessemer process in the mid-19th century, a new era of mass-produced steel began. This was followed by Siemens-Martin process and then Gilchrist-Thomas process that refined the quality of steel. With their introductions, mild steel replaced wrought iron.
Further refinements in the process, such as basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS), largely replaced earlier methods by further lowering the cost of production and increasing the quality of the product. Today, steel is one of the most common materials in the world, with more than 1.3 billion tons produced annually. It is a major component in buildings, infrastructure, tools, ships, automobiles, machines, appliances, and weapons. Modern steel is generally identified by various grades defined by assorted standards organizations.
Have had this forever but never wore or really tried. Have a different setup now so don’t need it.
Ar500 olive drab tetsudo plate carrier
2x level 3 base cost shooters cut plates
2x trauma pads
The other plate and pad aren’t shown but they’re there. Practically brand new, kept in...
Looking for blue dot.
I have 1lb of steel or unique I’m willing to trade. I also have quite a bit of longshot but I doubt people are looking for it but if you need some I have some.
Not looking to sell just looking to trade
Looking to sell some reman ammo for a buddy. I painstakingly counted 1 out of 2 boxes to make sure they weren’t short.
Each box has 400 rounds of steel cased flat nose fmj 180gr. Federal head stamp.
Looking to sell for $240 all together or $120 separately. Pick up in salem or Keizer.
Case of 100rds with a carry handle.
I'm doing some downsizing and I don't do a ton of duck/geese hunting.
It seems like the cases go for ~$80 online before shipping, Sportsman's Warehouse has this 100-pack for $89.
Meet in Corvallis/Albany, or I can look into shipping costs if you're up for it.
For Sale is my gently Used Sig P229 SSE 9mm in Excellent Condition. It's a beauty for sure! I don't think I put more than one magazine through it, and honestly cannot remember ever shooting it. It has been a safe queen since I've owned it. This is a great opportunity to own a Sig Classic that...
For sale is all of my shotgun reloading components.
4,500 12 gauge wads
800 12 gauge wads for steel shot
250 20 gauge versalite wads
44lbs of #5 steel eco shot
34 lbs of #6 steel eco shot
22 lbs of #3 steel eco shot
44 lbs of #4 lead shot
42 lbs of #5 lead shot
13 lbs of #7 1/2 lead shot
Some shooting stands I made asking $460 for dueling tree and $400 for the other one. The stands have a removable post for easy transportation.
The dueling tree has 3/8” thick plate that I’ve shot up to .308 no problem. The dueling tree is made to order.
The TEE stand has 1/2” thick plates...
1435 rounds of 9mm ammo. 905 rounds of Wolf steel casing ammo. 165 round of Blazer 9mm aluminum ammo. 100 rounds Magtech brass ammo. 50 rounds Remington HPJ 147 gr brass casing. 20 rounds of composite-rubber non-lethal ammo. 195 rounds of assorted 9mm ammo. I've sold all of my 9's so don't...
Estate 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz #4 25 rounds
Estate 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 48 rounds
Estate 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz #1 50 rounds
Estate 12 ga 2 3/4" 1 1/8 oz #2 91 rounds.
Estate 12 ga 3" 1 1/4 oz #BBB 25 rounds
Kent 12 ga 3 1/2" 1 9/16 oz #BBB 25 rounds.
264 rounds total. $140 meet up locally in...
I've got 3 boxes of 12 gauge steel hunting ammunition. First box is Winchester High brass 6 shot 2 3/4" 1330 fps 1 1/4. Second box is Fasteel 2 shot 2 3/4" 1550 fps 1 1/16. Third box is Remington T shot 2 3/4". I don't hunt waterfowl so have no use for them. $50 takes it all.