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    How is This For A Score?

    6 45 gallon barrels full of range scrap for free.

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    Score!

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    pics or it didnt happen! CONGRATS!!!
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    Pics are coming. It is about 3 hours from where I am. Trying to figure out how to transport. Any idea as how much one would weigh?

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    Wow, I am speechless. At least you won't sweat too much while loading it up this time of year.. Todd/3leg

    Had to google this, 1 gallon of lead would weigh 94.715 pounds. So 45 gallons would weigh 4262.175 pounds. 6 barrels would weigh 25573.05 pounds assuming the barrels were full and solidly packed!
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    You're talking tons. Rent a U Haul and allow enough time to break it down into smaller increments.

    What kind of range salvage? Most of the salvage I get seems to be FMJ pistol bullets. I don't have a hardness tester, but the stuff sure seems harder than I would have expected.

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    My partner in crime said it looked like 50% jacket and the rest cast bullets from home casters. Should be good to go. Will never have to sort a wheel weight again. LOL. next time they clean out the back stops we get more for free. Just got to make the fellow at the range some bullets.

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    I'm guessing about 7.5 tons. If I remember correctly BNE said most range scrap he tested ran 1-3% Sb with the rest Pb. Nice score.

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    Sounds like a life time supply to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkmedic View Post
    6 45 gallon barrels full of range scrap for free.
    Still puts you second to the guy with 14 tons. But I envy you both.
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    Thats a nice score. I'm thinking that 45 gallons is going to weigh 1500-1800#. Your going to need a heavy duty trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsizemore View Post
    I'm guessing about 7.5 tons. If I remember correctly BNE said most range scrap he tested ran 1-3% Sb with the rest Pb. Nice score.
    If I said 3% that would be high....Typical range scrap is 1%Sb, 99%PB. I have see it as low as 0.5% and I think as high as 1.5% Sb.

    That's a great haul. The home cast stuff may be the biggest variable. Let us know how you move it home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    If I said 3% that would be high....Typical range scrap is 1%Sb, 99%PB. I have see it as low as 0.5% and I think as high as 1.5% Sb.

    That's a great haul. The home cast stuff may be the biggest variable. Let us know how you move it home.
    I stand corrected. This link to the thread I almost remembered states it clearly in post #12:

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...e-i-am-curious

    Details seem to be a little fuzzy as time goes on. I guess if you added 1% tin/pewter you'd have something close to 50/50 +1% Sn, my house alloy. Now I don't have to send a sample of range scrape to BNE for testing.
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    Nice Score! Big scores = big job. Let us know how you load, unload and smelt it. Maybe something like what works and what doesn't. Me and another member, Biggin, bought 5600# of sorted wheel weights from yet another member recently. Its still sitting in my shop but we plan to start smelting soon, maybe next weekend, weather permitting.
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    Great score, should be in the neighborhood of 12 or 13 tons. 3leggedturtle was just about dead on.

    I have nearly 300 pounds and really don't want to fool with it, but I will when the weather warms a bit.

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    Moving all this lead is going to be a big job. Not sure if a picker would be able to pick up a drum or not. I suspect we will have to move the material a pail at a time to a truck and unload the same. A lot of work but worth it in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkmedic View Post
    6 45 gallon barrels full of range scrap for free.
    Are those imperial gallons?
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    get a bunch of those home depot buckets! they are orange, unlike me, I am currently green... with envy!!!
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    The range scrap I mined from my home club's range, about 550 # net in ingots, xrf'd out to ~ 2% Sb, 98% Pb, no tin. Lots of action shooters using coated commercial hard cast explains that, I think.

    Some of our bays are reserved for club use only, others are rented to local law enforcement agencies so the scrap from each berm varies. I blended the batches from each recovery operation so that all of it is consistent.

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    I had about 1/2-3/5 55 gallon drum of foundrytype and it weighed 996 lbs so I would guess each barrel would be between 1700-2000 pounds

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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
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