Inconel, tantalum and a silver-palladium alloy were used to fabricate MgB2tapes. The tapes, made by the Powder In Tube (PIT) method, were heat-treated at 800°C and 900°C in 1 atmosphere of flowing argon. The microstructure and phase composition of the tapes were examined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD). Critical temperatures (Tc) and magnetization-applied magnetic field (M-H) curves were measured by SQUID magnetometry. It is found that between 800–900°C inconel and tantalum sheaths have no effect on the Tc,inductive of the material. However, under certain processing conditions, the silver-palladium sheath can decrease the Tcor destroy the superconductivity completely. The inconel sheathed tape was found to have better superconducting properties than the tantalum and silver-palladium sheathed tapes. Consistency checks have been applied to verify the validity of the Bean Model in obtaining the critical current density (Jc) from magnetization data. The inconel sheathed tape is estimated to have a magnetization Jc(5K, ∼0.5 T) of 1.4 × 105A/cm2.