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Thread: Lead Lug Nuts

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    Lead Lug Nuts

    First off, I forgot to take a picture, so I apologize for that. I saw some of these at a recycler while on holidays. These nuts were aprox. 1" across, 6 sided(some are domed and some are flat). They have a brass nut(3/4") cast into the lead. I'm told it had an electrical application. I did remember to test for Zn(neg). Anyone seen these? I forgot to do a rudimentary hardness test. I figured if someone is putting a wrench to these, maybe there is some desirable alloys in it. Any thoughts.

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    At least you could probably double your money back on the brass.
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    The price isn't too special,even with selling the brass. I think I might save my money for other sorces I come across. Thanks for your input

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    I found a whole bucketload of those at my local scrapyard; seem to be a bit softer than WW, but I am not sure. Mine had a 1/4" brass insert in them, but like yours were six-sided and were domed. Seems to be a good alloy for rifle (Lee 155-2R).
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check