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Old November 24, 2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Scrap Metal Yard

A new scrap metal place just opened up a little ways down the road. Hope he gets lots of scrap lead in. Striking out at tire shops, even the dealership I work for.
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Old November 24, 2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Dadgum battery companies moving in.
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Old November 24, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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As it turns out there is a member of the other forum who lives near by and he set me up with quite a bit of lead with an open invitation to get more. He has a few 55 gallon drums full of the stuff, plus I am working on the side at a repair shop where we also do tires. So I have quite a bit of lead. The only thing I might could use more of is soft lead for my black powder gun.
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Old November 24, 2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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Our local recycler has a barrel but you can tell it gets picked through. Seems the thing to do here is melt down weights into ingots then re-sell them for a minimal profit. There are also scroungers that pick up every piece of brass they can find and turn it in for scrap. Very annoying.
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Old November 25, 2011, 11:37 PM   #5
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grubby, me green with envy... Selling any cheap 1 pound ingots of wheelweight lead?
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Old November 26, 2011, 09:24 AM   #6
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I would but I don't want to take advantage of my free source. The shop I work at has barely produced a 3 gallon bucket of unsorted weights in the past 6-9 months.
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Old November 26, 2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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have any of you guys tried buying backstop sweepings from indoor ranges? Not great lead, but if you throw a 20 pound batch of used bullets in with some wheel weights, you get a fairly good alloy.

If your ranges allow only jackted bullets, you're screwed pretty good as cores of jacketed bullets are usually soft.
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Old November 27, 2011, 11:09 AM   #8
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Watch for unfired ammo in those sweepings

Don`t ask how I know !! I now have a lid on when rendering range lead

But we do as we must for our lead fix !!!
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