View Full Version : lead from ww

03-16-2009, 04:39 PM
how much lead do you get from 100 pounds of ww.

03-16-2009, 04:43 PM
From what I read yields range from 70-80%.

Avery Arms
03-16-2009, 04:46 PM
I get about 80lbs of alloy.


Old Ironsights
03-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Depends on if you sort them or not.

A Bucket of "biguns" will yeild more than a bucket o' "littleuns" (clip to alloy ratio).

I sort mine during the de-zincing/pb removal process so I can smelt the biguns first so I have more yeild right away (since I don't have a big stock of ingots built up...)

03-16-2009, 05:29 PM
Out of 150 pounds of wheel weights from one of the fine gents here, I think I got between 130-135 pounds of alloy out of them. There were a large percentage of larger weights and some number of stickons.. I finally stacked em and put them away today.