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    This place is reliable. Only problem I had was the scale guy being creative with the weight. When I asked for a written ticket he made it right. Anytime you deal with a scrap yard, ask the price before loading. Saves discord later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
    Got home and found that I had gone to a different place. When he assured me that I was calling the right place he was fibbing...
    That guy probably had a prior job at a wrecked car salvage yard.
    If you call and ask if they have a certain part for a Chevy--- they always say something like, "Yeah, I'm looking at two of them right now".

    You get out there to pick it up, then it's, "No, we only have Ford and Dodge stuff here".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmw1954 View Post
    I too am envious, scrappers and recyclers cannot sell lead as it is a Hazardous Material here in Wisconsin and Illinois. Great score though.
    Hazardous material? Do the workers wear Haz-Mat gear? I haven't tried buying from any scrap yards here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazo kid View Post
    Hazardous material? Do the workers wear Haz-Mat gear? I haven't tried buying from any scrap yards here.
    Nope, just means it is listed as a hazardous material and is controlled. They can only sell to other scrap/recycle dealers that have a Haz-mat license. I have contacted dealers from Chicago to Rockford to Madison to Green Bay. They won't even talk to you as a private buyer. Try it.

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    Very nice.

    Long before I got into shooting and reloading, my family owned a scrap yard.

    Lol, I could have had literally Tons of lead or wheel weights!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmw1954 View Post
    Nope, just means it is listed as a hazardous material and is controlled. They can only sell to other scrap/recycle dealers that have a Haz-mat license. I have contacted dealers from Chicago to Rockford to Madison to Green Bay. They won't even talk to you as a private buyer. Try it.
    Sometimes I wonder if the goofy legislators who write these regulations about lead being so terrible even know that is is a naturally occurring substance that is mined from the ground. To be sure, it should not be used in potable water lines-just ask the people in Flint, Mi- but the zero lead mentality must be contagious.
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    It's all about lead paint and lead additives in gasoline. There is a town in Southwestern Wisconsin called "New Diggings". Which is one of the oldest settlements in Wisconsin, very interesting history, sprang up because of the lead mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmw1954 View Post
    From a metals scrapper or recycler or a private party?
    Metal scrap yard. That was a couple years ago. Perhaps things have changed? Lots of lead water service pipe still in the ground here. But our water supply is naturally soft and non acidic so it poses little risk.
    Last edited by Cosmic_Charlie; 05-16-2020 at 12:56 PM.

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    All the pipe is in ingots.

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    Last batch for today. Starting to rain.
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    The size of the ingots from the angle iron and cast iron pan ingots makes me think they'll only fit back into your processing pot. Are they storage ingots for future processing into other alloys?

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    They will fit into the magma master caster 40 pound or the littleton shot maker.that is a 6” skillet

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    I forgot about the magma pot. Not blessed with the cash. Not a shotgunner so I'll ten your word on the shot maker.

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    That was a hard days work! But you sure feel accomplished at the end of the day.

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    Two more batches this AM. Scrap pile is getting smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootinfox2 View Post
    Called the scrapper this am. He said he had about 500 pounds. Worth the 15 mile drive. Jackpot 1795 pounds later I left the lotAttachment 261811Attachment 261811
    Sorry double tap.

    Mostly Lead sheet with some lead pipe and shielding.

    Now the fun (smelting) starts tomorrow.
    Gotta ask, having just realized you're in OKC, which scrap yard? I need more lead, too.

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    Al’s or Standard either one usually has lead. They both sell to the public.
    Where in OKC? I am in Mustang.

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    Actually in Del City, though when we've got a north wind I can almost spit into OKC. Standard Iron on Reno near Eastern/MLK? The last time I went there they did serious damage to my truck... They did pay for the parts, but I didn't realize how much damage they'd done when I made my list. Al's is just around the corner! I need to go see them tomorrow! Thanks! I've started a project reviving a couple of .32 Stevens rimfire rifles, and I'll need some soft lead to cast boolits for them. Thanks!

    Bill

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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"
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PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
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