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#11885177 - 03/08/17 Scored some lead came.  
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First time I've run across it. $.80 a pound at the local scrap yard. Got 17# of it. Don't get any better than this.

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#11885604 - 03/09/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Good score! low price compared to around here. Few years ago, friend of mine used to rent a house from someone who does stained glass, asked her about the 5 gallon bucket of it in the basement, and she said to take it or give it away, so he gave me about 95 pounds of it in exchange for reloading lessons. I think it worked out.

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#11891798 - 03/11/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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I bought 400# last year for $50 and still haven't used any of it. Should get the casting stuff out and get with it!


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#11894479 - 03/12/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Yep, get to it, dennisinaz. Not gonna get any cooler in AZ.

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#11894509 - 03/12/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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A door for a radiology lab weighs 1000 lbs. (A single swing door). That is due to the 1/2" slab of lead down the center of the wood.
We replaced one not long ago, and split the lead between shooters. I cleared 260lbs of clean lead. (Free) wink


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#11894769 - 03/12/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Way to go, kellory. Man, that door must have had some BIG hinges.

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#11894939 - 03/13/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Originally Posted by USSR1991
Way to go, kellory. Man, that door must have had some BIG hinges.

Don

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#11899523 - 03/14/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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years ago i remodeled the dental school at Loma Linda University Medical center. all the walls were sheathed in drywall lined with 3/16" lead. we cleared 5400lbs of dead soft lead. i am still shooting it 30 years later. makes neat bullets... they glow in the dark! laugh


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#11899715 - 03/14/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Yeah, don't get any better than radiological lead.

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#11900476 - 03/15/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Originally Posted by USSR1991
First time I've run across it. $.80 a pound at the local scrap yard. Got 17# of it. Don't get any better than this.

Don


Three bucks a pound here. I am looking for at least two hundred pounds.


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Originally Posted by Scott F
Originally Posted by USSR1991
First time I've run across it. $.80 a pound at the local scrap yard. Got 17# of it. Don't get any better than this.

Don


Three bucks a pound here. I am looking for at least two hundred pounds.


$3 per pound, ouch!

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#11933955 - 03/28/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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I just smelted a 5 gal bucket of wheel weights. About 70lbs of clean wheel weight and 25lbs of stick ons. Free.


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#11934257 - 03/28/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Can't beat that price, SRM! Good score.

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#12019793 - 05/07/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Wheel lead is getting harder and harder for me to get, and a lot of it is not lead anymore, it's something else.


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#12020193 - 05/08/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: gamma4diesel]  
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Originally Posted by gamma4diesel
Wheel lead is getting harder and harder for me to get, and a lot of it is not lead anymore, it's something else.


Yeah, I'm finding that about half seems to be steel and zinc.

Don


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#12032038 - 05/14/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: Scott F]  
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Originally Posted by Scott F
Originally Posted by USSR1991
First time I've run across it. $.80 a pound at the local scrap yard. Got 17# of it. Don't get any better than this.

Don


Three bucks a pound here. I am looking for at least two hundred pounds.
Scott, Cast Bollits website, vender forum. You can have delivered a lot cheaper than 3 a pound

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Thanks.


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#12035354 - 05/16/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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yep, just picked up 100 lbs of stick on from "The Captain", she does a great job. Normally $65 for 50lbs shipped.

#12056653 - 05/27/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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Finally got around to smelting the came down into ingots. Melts at a much lower temp than pure lead, no doubt due to the solder connecting the pieces of came together. Looks like I will need to add a little less tin to this when casting my hollowpoints.

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#12093268 - 06/15/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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I had to google lead came. I learned something new today.


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#12093283 - 06/15/17 Re: Scored some lead came. [Re: USSR1991]  
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I always thought it was CANE............

My nephew works at a recycling plant....

.60/lb for roof or radiology lead....

I have near lifetime supply........ unless I start casting for cannons.

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