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Thread: Range lead price

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    Boolit Master

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    Range lead price

    I was at the local scrap yard and saw range lead in 5 gallon buckets.
    It was mostly larger lead bullets with very few jacketed.
    They wanted $.30 a lb.
    This seems to me to be a good price. Is it?....dale

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    I would say thats a good price. I recently bought a bunch of sorted wheel weights for 40cents a pound and I had the additional waste involving the clips.

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    Better hop on it like a starved duck on a june bug. Having very little jacketed bullet, your yield will be high. watch for the dirt/sand or other debris. If reasonably clean, that is a steal. Get all you can as the lead alloy should be about right for general apps. Have fun smelting, casting, and most importantly, have a blast shooting them. Be SAFE and have FUN. Iron

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    Yeah I get mine for free but 30c/# is a decent price. There will still be scrap/waste, from the jackets, maybe 15%, but still a good price in todays dwindling supply of cheap/free alloy.
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    Good price! Be aware of unfired .22 ammo in the scrap. I don't know how, but they get in there somehow. Load up on it!
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    Don't forget you can sell the jackets back to them if you get them clean enough.
    I'd be all over that like stink on brown runny cow feces

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    I'd be all over that! Buy as much as you can afford!

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
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