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Lead for casting
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:47:53 pm »
I have more than I will use. Clip on wheel weights, melted, cleaned and ready for casting. Ingots of several sizes, some for 10# pots, some for 20# pots or larger.

75 cents per pound. I have about 500 pounds.

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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:11:45 am »
Might have been misunderstood. You can buy any amount up to about 500#.

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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 01:48:05 pm »
I am just getting into cast bullets and maybe you can answer a question for me. What and how much do I need to add to clean wheelweight alloy for pistol bullets in 9mm, 38 special, 45 ACP and .380 auto? Also is the alloy different for .357 magnum? I have about 40 pounds melted and skimmed out and put into muffen tins. Plus about 170 lbs, to melt someday.
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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 03:49:32 pm »
If it is "clip on wheel weight," you shouldn't need to add anything, unless you're not getting good fillout. Then, you can either add tin, which makes the lead flow better, or increase the heat in your pot. Tin can be found in pewter, most pewter is 95% or better tin.

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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 07:27:24 pm »
For me, I alloy 50/50 clip ons and stick on and add some pewter for all my pistols. Haven't stared loading 9mm yet. Need to get a mould.

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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 02:43:50 pm »
If I use my wifes pewter for bullets that would end 56 years of marriage. Where do you fin  it besides old family relics?
Did buy some tin from Rotometals. Meant to add that the wheel weights are all the clipon typeafter culling the newer zinc ones., however a few older ones(very few) got by me but floated to top before it got hot enough to melt them. They too, were skimmed off.
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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 07:22:24 pm »
I found my pewter at garage and estate sales.  I mix approximatly 24# each of clip on and stick on, throw in a pound of pewter and call it good.

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Re: Lead for casting
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 11:55:08 am »
Thanks for the garage sale hint. I usually do not go to them but may need to.
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