I will most likely be buying my lead (no one seems to have any luck finding free lead around here) so even if I only end up making bullets for 5-7 cents I wont mind, at least that will get me down to $5-$6/box, and with what I hope to be exceptional results.
That's the problem; you're looking for free lead. You should be looking for cheap lead. There's a difference. (There's not much free anymore.)