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UPDATE:::::Found a place to buy ww and sheet lead

Discussion in 'Casting' started by LeeMajors, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. LeeMajors

    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Recycling Center here in pilot mountain said she will sell ww and sheet lead to the public. Can get the price if anybody is interested. I don't remember the exact price but seemed reasonable to me when she told me.
     
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    mckenziedrums Swagemeister Vendor

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    I'd be curious for sure. Pure sheet lead is great for those of us that make jacketed bullets. :)
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    I'll find out Tuesday. What's a going price.
     
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    mckenziedrums Swagemeister Vendor

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    Retail runs around a buck a pound shipped give or take. At least last time I checked

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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Seems like she said .60 for sheet and .35 for ww. But I'll stop and ask Tuesday
     
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    spittinfire Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yep, I'm in for some lead.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    honestyly I'd rather have WW since it has antimony, and trace arsenic. Pure lead is easy to come by, COWW alloy not so much anymore.

    Also, for that price I expect lots of zinc and steel weights.
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Nope they are all lead ww. They have separate bins for zinc and lead.
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    I'll find out the price. And figure out a way to get it to yall
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    that's a dang good deal then. you gonna smelt them yourself? I got a pot that holds 100+lbs and a nice 60K BTU propane burner ;)
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    best way is smelt into ingots and ship in FRBs via USPS. My mail carrier already hates me.
     
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    spittinfire Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    We aren't far apart so I'm sure we could help each other out.
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Yeah I'd drive it. Depending on who all wants some. Split the fuel bill. :eek: I can put at least 1500 pounds on the truck
     
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    I've been meaning to stop in there and ask, never looks open. A week day trip may be in order. Thanks.

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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Closed Saturday Sunday and Wednesday
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    So I stopped today.
    .60 for sheet
    .35 for ww. And I was totally wrong they aren't separated.

    Any interest ill.do what I can to help.
     
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    Not sure where you are, but I'd be interested in some
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    that's up near Sparta, correct?
     
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    Here's the thing - I have a handful of vendors on Castboolits and FB groups that are selling clean lead ingots in various alloys for near $1 a pound, shipped to my door. It's almost not worth me collecting and smelting my own lead and having to deal with large amounts of dross and metal clips, and paying for propane.

    If a man was getting lead for free, he could make a SMALL amount of money selling lead. But today it's still a buyers market. Even at $0.33 a lb for COWW lead, you lose a lot to steel and zinc being sorted out, metal clips, time, and the cost of energy.
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Yeah not too far from sparta
     
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    Is this the place across the street from the BP station at the foot of Pilot Mt on Hwy52 north?
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    No. That's pinnacle. It's right beside the high school in pilot mountain. East surry high school
     
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