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Old June 17, 2012, 04:29 PM   #2
SHR970
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The copper jacket won't melt in a lead furnace. Pure copper melts around 1985 degrees F; much higher than lead which melts at 622 degrees F. As long as you have a way for the lead to get out easily, the jackets will remain whole and float to the top. If you have plated bullets in there and the plating is in tact, they can burst and cause molten lead to splatter out of the pot. This poses a substantial burn hazard to you or anyone else close by and is also a potential fire hazard.
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