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I think most bullets have always been made, principally, of lead. Lead is soft, heavy & easy to mould or cast. In the times of Musketry bullets were spherical, rifling improved their ballistic qualities and they became pointed cylindrical in shape. Nowadays they are coated in copper, but lead is still their principal metal.

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lead and brass, percussion caps and gun powder

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Q: What were bullets made of in world war one?
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