Thread: mining my lead
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Old October 26, 2009, 05:48 PM   #2
Old Grump
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Melt it, flux it, skim the impurities off the top of it. Pour into muffin tins to make small easily handled and handy to remelt ingots in case you do get into casting your own. I use mine for making fishing weights for cat fishing and jigs for crappie fishing. I also poured some in a aluminum bread pan propped up at an angle with a length of chain and a bolt in it to hold the chain in the casting. The triangle shaped ingot with a rope attached to the chain makes a handy light weight boat anchor that never gets stuck on debris in the water. Oh yeah, I have made lots of 38, 45 and 348 caliber bullets with it. I'm going to be doing bullets for my 32 Win spcl next.
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