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Looking for LEAD...

by , Posted to on 06/12/2012 09:02 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
If anyone has any they want to sell, let me know. Ill pay 25% more than local scrap yard is paying for soft lead and lead wheel weights. Will pay current retail price for linotype/stereotype/monotype. Only interested in quantities over 25#. Also willing to smelt lead into 5lb ingots for a 50% share of the final product. I am in Bismarck but may be willing to pick up depending on location.
Re: Looking for LEAD...
by on 06/12/2012 09:10 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I think I still have a huge chunk of it.  Taken out of a scrapped ancient X Ray machine, though it doesn't glow in the dark, so don't worry about your gonads!.   I'll look for sure, but think I still have a huge bunch of it.   You can have it if its still there.  .
I no longer smelt lead stuff, like sinkers, bullets, etc.  You can buy them so chap that its debatable if it is worth your tijme to do it.    Used to be kind of fun to do though, and especially with bullets its a learning experience.  But pre sized and lubed lead bullets for my .45 and .50 cal buffalo guns are awfully cheap and plentiful with ots of old retired guys running sort of backyard businesses doing it.   Back yard American made, not Chinese, - not yet anyway.
The X-Ray machine lead I have is very soft stuff - I don't know the hardness but you might have to add some antimony to get a better bullet hardness, though I've launched hundreds of them and they barely slow down going through a deer.  I had one richochet off a deer's noggin once and you could hear the -beeeeiiiiing - like the dubbed in sound of a movie richochet.   So its harder than a deer's skull anyway, though there'll be smarter people than I on here that know about adding antimony, sizing, and all that.  Used to use wheelweights, too.
Re: Looking for LEAD...
by on 06/12/2012 09:13 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Hey Lycan, another source you might look into is the Rifle and Pistol club, at the indoor range.   The bullet traps thereend up with many 5 gallon buckets full of spent bullets - lead/copper, you name it.  If anyone hasn't seen those modern bullet ttraps and air handling systems  should go look - ingenious things! Join the club while you are at it, too!
Re: Looking for LEAD...
by on 06/12/2012 09:17 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
Sounds good, I appreciate it! PM me with details if you find it. Ive been a member of the BMRPA for years, but havent done any shooting at the indoor range yet. Do some playing at the outdoor range occasionally though.
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