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Old July 27, 2012, 09:02 PM   #1
Kadmos
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Lead casting worries

A bit tough to find decent lead these days, I did see 25lb bags of shot at the local cabelas, and on sale.

First worry is the back of the bag has a warning not to melt the stuff due to arsenic.

Is this just legal BS, or is this stuff actually worrysome?

Second worry is, is this stuff likely to be soft enough to use in a cap and ball revolver?


BTW, that's my hardness test, if the lead is too hard to fairly readily shave off when loading, then it's good. If not then it becomes cast bullets for them self-contained cartridge using guns.
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