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Thread: Look at these big old COWWs!

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    Look at these big old COWWs!

    http://imgur.com/a/YbJnscW

    Got a smaller one there just for comparing. That was a great bucket not much zinc or steel in it.
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    Older tires needed the heavier ones more than new tires,
    they weren't assembled/made as evenly when they went into the cooker.

    Years ago, a buddy dropped off some from the city bus garage.
    I'd never seen ones for the real big tires on a bus before, and at a glance, I thought someone had spray painted some bananas gray.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
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    I had seen some in the past that was on semi rims they where some good size .
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    I was picturing Amazon ladies with swedish accents casting those big wieghts LOL
    Recent cast boolit hunts:
    2 does, 6.5 Creedmoor; Horn. 129 grain sp
    Adult buck, 458 SOCOM 405 grain WFN, Doe 36-225AG
    buck & doe, Accurate Molds 36-225AG Model 94AE

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    Sadly, I never got more than a handful to a third of a bucket full of those sizes. Bus & truck tire sizes were commonly re-used to save $$$. uncle mike

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    Got a few in my previous batch but many in the current batch I’m working on I love finding them big clunky block of lead

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    Two years ago my local scrap yard had about 200 lbs of those large bus/truck COWW's that I bought. One of the nice things about them is the lead-to-clip ratio is really high.

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    Thats a nice score! I'll occasionally get a few. I think my largest one was 14oz.

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    The recycling yards are the best source for lead. Last visit, about 3 yrs ago ... 286 lbs of sheet lead at 60 cents per. Have no need for visits any more - inventory is over 1700 lbs
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    I had 2 five gallon buckets of semi tire weights back in the 80s. Long gone now.
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    A friend's dad was a mechanic for a long ago gone truck line. He would bring me big coffee cans full of these things that kept both of us shooting
    for a while. That was way back in the 70's.

    I just wish I had known at the time about mixing 50/50 to stretch those ww out a bit further..

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    The recycling yards are the best source for lead. Last visit, about 3 yrs ago ... 286 lbs of sheet lead at 60 cents per. Have no need for visits any more - inventory is over 1700 lbs
    sheet lead is my favorite, easiest and cleanest lead to work with. having friends in the construction/demolition business that works with medical buildings is the best!
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    This is the largest I have found to date, can't get myself to melt it. Might just mount it on the wall.

    Sorry for the sideway post, can't seem to rotate this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim1836 View Post
    the largest I have found to date, can't get myself to melt it. Might just mount it on the wall.
    Yeah. That's how you know you're approaching 'geezerdom'.
    You have stuff here and there, and nobody else knows what it is.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


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    If they don't think they can win it: They'll just kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Yeah. That's how you know you're approaching 'geezerdom'.
    You have stuff here and there, and nobody else knows what it is.
    .........uh-oh!

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    Up until the tire store across from work sold out I would trade doughnuts for 5 gallon buckets of truck weights just like them. I am still using the lead from their.

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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