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Thread: Cost of a pail of WW

  1. #21
    Boolit Buddy

    DxieLandMan's Avatar
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    May 2012
    I bought 192 lbs for $50. I had to sort the Zn and Fe out of them. I think I ended up with around 140lbs of wheel weight lead.

  2. #22
    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2011
    I go to the scrap yard and get to sit on a bucket and hand pick. They sale to me for $.70 pound.

  3. #23
    Boolit Buddy
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    Oct 2011
    CSRA of Ga/SC
    l just finished up casting boolits from a 98 pound bucket of range scrap l got a few yrs ago.. l now have 81 pounds of boolits. Not too bad from a bucket l paid $10 for.. They may be on the soft side by some standards. l can only answer by saying l am casting ''Boolits from Boolits''.. l only have another dozen buckets of scrap left. @72 l hope l don't run out of lead/boolits before l run out of ''time''

  4. #24
    Here in Oz the prices vary just like they do for you guys.
    I spoke to one tyre joint and he said that the recycle yard pays him $80 for a 44 gallon drum full. He had a half drum sitting there and told me to take as much as I wanted for $30. After sorting and smelting I wound up with over 200 lbs of COWW.
    I usually go in with my own 2.5 gallon buckets, and most places I can get scrap for about $4 per gallon, so anyone asking for more than that and I pass.
    I had one guy tell me he couldn't sell it to me because it was worth too much money We did get a shower of rain that morning, so he hadn't been down here very long
    Hard work made me what I am today,
    Broken and broke

  5. #25
    Boolit Buddy
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    Apr 2009
    North Dakota
    I keep my local Cennex service station heat working for free ,they in turn give me all there ww for free. We both come out ahead.

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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