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Old February 7, 2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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So, What should I pay for lead?

Hi gang...

If I were scrounging wheel weights (with zinc weights and steel clamp-y parts mixed in), what should I expect to pay?

Are there better places to look than my local tire store?

One of my salvage yard places tells me they are not 'licensed' for retail sale.

Thanks!

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Old February 7, 2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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any medical buildings doing a remodel? They usually have an xray room where the walls are lead lined

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Old February 7, 2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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I usually make friends with who I buy my tires from and can usually get a free 5 gallon bucket full from them, here and there. Just don't get greedy and don't pester.

A lot of the stick on weights aren't lead anymore, you don't want them.

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Old February 7, 2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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good advice

Thanks, I'll try a few tire stores.
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Old February 7, 2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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I seem to have good luck finding lead in the old houses/buildings that I work in as a carpentry contractor. I probably have about 50+ pounds in my storage shed out back that I just found this summer. I need to take it to a old member of the muzzleloader club I shot in. He makes all sizes of lead balls as a trade for some of the lead.
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Old February 7, 2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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zinc is very bad for molding from what I have read. If I am wrong someone plz set me right.
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Check out Cast Boolits.com forums. Those guys know their stuff, and somebody is almost always selling lead.

The usual price is around $1.00 per lb. Shipping cuts into that, though.
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