As dkf notes, depends on what the babbit is. A good place to start would be 2-1, pure to babbit & see how it casts & shoots. Obviously, you want to blend in a smaller test batch, like 4-6#. Add more pure if it seems too hard, go to 1-1 if it seems too soft.
I haven't found many handgun applications where straight clip ww alloy doesn't do a fine job as a bullet alloy. The 357sig/357mag running hard might be an exception.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
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