Inline FabricationADvertise hereRotoMetals2Repackbox
WidenersLee PrecisionMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan Reloading

View Poll Results: Do you have a lifetime supply of lead?

Voters
1366. You may not vote on this poll
  • No, What I Have Won't Last

    735 53.81%
  • Yes, I Have Enough to Make It to the Other Side

    288 21.08%
  • I Just Don't Know

    197 14.42%
  • I Hoard for the Sake of Hoarding Itself

    146 10.69%
Page 30 of 30 FirstFirst ... 2021222324252627282930
Results 581 to 591 of 591

Thread: Do You Have a Lifetime Supply?

  1. #581
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    1,248
    Make that yourself, Petander?

    BTW, at the moment I'm closer to you than I'll likely ever be again (Alta, Norway) unless I come back to Scandinavia.

  2. #582
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Upstate Western New York
    Posts
    77
    I definitely need more. I just got back into casting a month or so ago. Just did 20 pounds of .45 boolits. Today I melted all the odds and ends of lead I managed to scrounge up. I only got 22# of 14 BHN ingots. I've got 30+ pounds of pipe lead I'm saving for sinkers. Other than that, that's it. Sad. Got to get busy hunting more.

  3. #583
    Boolit Master


    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    4,086
    Quote Originally Posted by Petander View Post
    My chances for a lifetime alloy supply just multiplied:



    Much easier than mining the berm.

    Built a bullet trap last year for the same reason. I have about 2500-3000 lbs of alloy and did not want to buy more.
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

  4. #584
    Boolit Buddy RoGrrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by old558 View Post
    Not sure but for what I do have I need roughly 82lbs of powder and 140,000 primers. This is what I need to work on for now. Sorry I worked that out, ha ha
    So, do you have a MAGMA Bulletmaster to load all that with ?
    I picked up one last year to go with my stash of about a ton of spent slugs from the range I work at, part time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU

    Have you ever heard of an anchor holding SLOW ?
    As far as some of us on this forum, we don't bite; We shoot !
    To see my images at imgur.com
    sign in as BOOLITCASTER
    password - 123456789

  5. #585
    Boolit Grand Master RogerDat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Michigan Lansing Area
    Posts
    5,190
    I'm not sure of lifetime supply, depends. With my personality it is sort of amazing I'm still around as it is. I'm almost done with casting almost all of my lead into Castboolit / Redneck Gold ingots and while I'm at it making up big batches of desired alloys and weighing so I can have an inventory.

    I was pretty sure I had a ton, I don't, it turns out I have two. Now I may need to slow down my acquisition rate a bit but my motto is dying with supplies left shows good planning, didn't ever run out.

    Bullet trap would be nice, at least one suitable for pistols and revolvers.
    Je suis Charlie
    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

  6. #586
    Boolit Master Shawlerbrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    1,065
    My fear is that the leftist idiots will ban all uses of lead bullets.

  7. #587
    Boolit Master
    GOPHER SLAYER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Cherry Valley ,Ca.
    Posts
    2,181
    YEP! I worked for the phone company for 37 years. I could still get lead for free but I have no place to put it and it is just too heavy to sell on line.
    A GUN THAT'S COCKED AND UNLOADED AIN'T GOOD FOR NUTHIN'........... ROOSTER COGBURN

  8. #588
    Boolit Grand Master RogerDat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Michigan Lansing Area
    Posts
    5,190
    Quote Originally Posted by GOPHER SLAYER View Post
    YEP! I worked for the phone company for 37 years. I could still get lead for free but I have no place to put it and it is just too heavy to sell on line.
    US Postal Flat Rate boxes. It fits it ships up to 70 pounds. Over in swapping and selling there is a regular business in 60 pound plus MFRB (Medium Flat Rate Box) They ship for around $13 and plain lead, berm mining, or COWW's go for around $1 a pound. Give or take. Plus the shipping.

    With tight fitting ingots such as the Cast Boolit or Redneck Gold ones Lakehouse is selling can get close to 30 lbs. in a SFRB (Small Flat Rate Box) shipping on those is just under $8 and people buy those at $1 a pound plus shipping. Especially the plain soft lead that is ideal for muzzle loaders, and commonly used in lead cable sheathing.

    I'm just thinking it is a shame to send any lead to the scrap yard if it can end up here in the hands of a bullet caster. I will say the smaller FRB's are more often used for premium alloys like linotype that sells for more and is used in smaller quantities.

    I can pretty easily cast 100 lbs. into ingots in about 3 hrs counting the time it takes for the lead to melt when I'm generally doing something else nearby. So you could be making $100 for 3 hrs work if the materials are free. Not bad at all and providing a service to your fellow casters in the bargain. I'm paying about $1 a pound when I find lead, sometimes get that down around 75 cents but given a choice between $25 profit for 3 hours work or another hundred pounds in the stash I choose what every other addict does, more stash.

    Not everyone has the free time or the place to process and store larger amounts. And packaging and hauling in on a dolly/cart to the post office is work so I get why some decide not to go that route. I still like to encourage it. I'll generally only sell premium alloys. Same amount of work or less for a higher sale and some room to sell it for more than I bought it for so there is a profit.

    Not in it for mad loot but do like making the cost of a new mold or some gizmo or supply item I desire out of the work.
    Je suis Charlie
    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

  9. #589
    Boolit Master MGySgt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,635
    Cleaning up behind my Casting Shed (Yes I had a 8X10 shed that is for casting only) and I had stored lead behind it when we moved here 8 years ago. Well long story short - There was a ton of lead on the ground behind the shed, in 4 pound ingot's. I pulled them all (518) out and stacked it on a platform next to shed. I was curious as to how much I had in the shed. Close as I can guess there is 3,000 pounds in the shed plus 1,000 pounds of pure lead.
    BTW all the ingots are WW.

    That is 2.5 ton's of cleaned WW in 4 pound ingots.

    I am 69 so I guess I have a life time supply.
    Big Bore = 45+

  10. #590
    Boolit Master Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NorNevada
    Posts
    1,283
    With all this time on my hands lately .....no
    It is much easier to fool people ,
    than to convince them they have been fooled !

    If you can read this , thank a teacher ...
    If you can read this in English , .. thank a Vet !

  11. #591
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    OKC Metro
    Posts
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by 1bluehorse View Post
    This is exactly what I "try" to do. I probably loose a few but not many. As far as a "lifetime" supply, well I'm 65 so quite possibly what I currently have loaded in my guns could be enough ..heck, I don't even make dinner reservations anymore..
    I'm with you there. I didn't expect to make it to 30. A while back, I started outprocessing to retire from the USAF with 24 years of service. Realized I was 43. What happened to not making it to 30? I'll be 65 if I make it just past the middle of next month. I can't count on making it to the point of posting this reply, but I might be good for another 30 or 40 years. How's a guy supposed to plan? Besides that, I don't think I have even a hundred pounds of lead on hand, all alloys combined. Only thing I can see to to do is keep scrounging, and keep shooting.

Page 30 of 30 FirstFirst ... 2021222324252627282930

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
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