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Thread: Little help on a lead find

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    Little help on a lead find

    I was offered this roll of roof is said to be a full roll with a couple of squares cut out. I haven't seen the roll in person but the guy selling it estimates between 800-1k lbs.the roll is said to be 7' long and 1/8" thick.
    I don't know the length rolled out maybe 12

    I can't get over to weigh it and was just wandering if his guess could be close.

    Sorry for the vague question, any help would be appreciated.

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    Rule of thumb for lead is one inch sheet lead weighs sixty pounds per square foot. A roll of flashing, 7 foot X 12 foot X 1/8 inch should weigh in the neighborhood of 630 pounds.


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    Thanks sir, he estimated the weight by his forklift rear wheels raising up when he picked it up.

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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