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I was wondering if anyone has thought of loading up on 100lb bars of lead ingot? I see lead is about 55-60 cents per pound!!! HOLY SH!T !!! It was $.08 15 years ago!!!

Anyway, it may be smart to buy a few hundred lbs. It is small and usable. I'd rather have this than gold! You trick owners can put it in the truck bed for traction in the winter!

But a ton for $1,000. It'd make a few bullets in a pinch!
 

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Me and a nephew have been gathering lead and linotype for quite a while. I think it would be a great idea providing you have the means to make the bullets. Just a note make outside, in a very well ventilated area.You know with all the talk about marking bullets and using tagants from the government , It may be a real good idea!!!!
 

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Just a year ago, lead was around 1.75 per pound.

I remember when it was 20 cents a pound... I doubt those days will be returning anytime soon.
 

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If you collect wheel weights, watch out for the new zinc ones. One zinc wheel weight will ruin 20 pounds of lead. It just won't cast a bullet worth a darn. :xeye: Might as well use it for fishing weights.
 

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I have quite a collection of old scuba belt weights. I found that these melt up pretty good. I'm not sure if they make scuba weights in lead anymore.
 
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