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Price for lead? #6917690
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Any one know what a fair price to buy lead for making weights and bullets?

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6917937
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Bullet alloy is a lot spendier than crap lead for sinkers.


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Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6917974
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For good lead,, scrap price is about .64 cents a pound,,wheel weights figure half that.I just got 100 lbs of GOOD clean soft lead today by trading a couple ten pound downrigger weights for it.I have the molds for the downrigger weights.But I use it for sinkers and Walleye jigs,,not for bullets. grin

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Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918158
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I buy lead ingots from the plumbing supply house. Its lead. Wheel weights and etc have other crap mixed in with them.

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918166
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I bought 125 pounds of shot for 25 bucks a few weeks ago. Sold 100 pounds of #4 and #6 to my neighbor for $80, still got a bag of BB for when I get start pouring snagging weights. As far as market price, I have no idea lol

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918251
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Go to a tire shop and get wheel weights. Just make sure they don't have zinc in them and they will make darn good boolits. Here I get a 5gallon pail for 20bucks. So like 5 bucks for you in the state's lol

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918261
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Guy down at the bait shop has sign out buying lead 50 cents a lb.

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918279
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Todays new trade agreement went into effect and the USA Pb smelters have been shut down for the past month So lead prices have sunk to all time lows. Batteries are 1/4 of what they were pre-covid
Knappett most of the States have outlawed lead weights for tires years ago, so not much comes in now to the shops. Fe and Zn are the norm.

unsorted weights from garages are about 40% Fe, 40% Zn and 20% Pb, add your time to sort through it all, so that 5 gallon bucket @ 110 pounds full,
find some old cast pipes and break the joints = 10 pounds soft lead

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6918575
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I have over 300 pds put back. I have 250 pds I got to pick up. I use it too make sinkers. Its crazy what u find in scrap yards.

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6919110
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Keep in mind, wheel weights and a lot of other products are no longer made from lead.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Price for lead? [Re: BigBob] #6919541
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Thanks to all much appreciated.

Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6920068
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Is lead pipe, like from an old house, "good lead", suitable for sinkers.

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Originally Posted by renny1
Is lead pipe, like from an old house, "good lead", suitable for sinkers.


Absolutely. Great lead for sinkers. Would need to add tin and antimony for cast bullets though!

Chris


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Re: Price for lead? [Re: Hodagtrapper] #6920449
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Originally Posted by Hodagtrapper
Originally Posted by renny1
Is lead pipe, like from an old house, "good lead", suitable for sinkers.


Absolutely. Great lead for sinkers. Would need to add tin and antimony for cast bullets though!

Chris


But NOT for round ball... Unless you shoot a smoothie.

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Re: Price for lead? [Re: nate] #6920464
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The lead I have is big blocks of lead.

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