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Old February 17, 2006, 09:35 PM   #4
Ken O
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Join Date: November 2, 2005
Location: Half way between Grayling and Cadillac, Michigan
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Lead is soft and if you are using cast bullets the lead can rub off on your hands, so wash after reloading. Casting bullets doesn't vaporize lead, the tempetures used are too low, it is not a problem, if you get into bullet casting you will research and find what the parameters are. If the base of your jacketed bullets are exposed lead, it does reach a temperature that vaporizes when shooting, but shouldn't be a problem unless you are shooting indoors. The biggest source of lead exposure is when you tumble your cases, the vaporized lead left in the case is removed by the tumbling media and is in the dust, so keep it covered when tumbling, and try not to kick up to much dust when separating.
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