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    Do any of you cast and have extra lying around for a long time?
    Have you ever melted them in their specific alloys for use again later?
    Yes and Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubles Shooter View Post
    I was recently given a couple hundred pounds of cast and lubes boolits. They were stored in a damp basement or garage by the looks of the boxes they were in. Most are loose and dirty so they will be going into the pot for a re-melt. There are a few hundred .38 SWC in the mix that are factory cast from the looks of them that I might keep. I also found a 500 box of Remington 125 gr j words I'm going to keep. It will give me an excuse to buy a .38 for myself.
    You don't need an excuse, you just need a .38. Or maybe a .357 Mag. Just do it!

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    I have lots of different containers with boolits in them. Different sizes, weights, sized or not and PCed or not. I make sure I put a piece of paper in each indicating what they are. When I get down to less than six or so, I usually put them in the remelt can to free up the container. When my remelt can gets full, I make ingots and mark them with a ? , so know it’s an unknown alloy.

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    I salvage everything, never throw anything out. I shoot into a bullet trap to reclaim all my lead. Spent brass goes to the scrapyard & I trade for lead. Recycling at it's best. All about saving the environment & global warming!

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    I toss rejects or damaged bullets into a little box by the bench. Every so often I add them to the pot. No sense is worrying about specific alloy. If the are PC I wait till I am smelting down range scrap, as the resulting goop is not favorable to a bottom pour pot.

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    I have 2 buckets that are marked DIRTY LEAD,
    and SPREW SCRAP.
    As I pick up lead all year from every were.
    That goes in the DIRTY bucket.
    When I am making new boolets the sprew goes
    in the SPREW bucket.
    Then once a year I smelt and clean the dirty lead.
    And then smelt the sprew lead and then I put it in a
    bucket marked SUPER CLEAN.
    That is the bucket I make my boolits out of.
    The boolits come out around 7-9 SAECO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHITETAIL View Post
    I have 2 buckets that are marked DIRTY LEAD,
    and SPREW SCRAP.
    As I pick up lead all year from every were.
    That goes in the DIRTY bucket.
    When I am making new boolets the sprew goes
    in the SPREW bucket.
    Then once a year I smelt and clean the dirty lead.
    And then smelt the sprew lead and then I put it in a
    bucket marked SUPER CLEAN.
    That is the bucket I make my boolits out of.
    The boolits come out around 7-9 SAECO.
    All my sprues and defective bullets go back into the pot at the end of each pot session along with more of the same alloy to fill the pot. If I change alloy I drain the pot into ingot molds and fill the pot with fresh ingots. Ingots are mark as to alloy.

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    My Star sizer is set on top of a two step ladder and on at bottom step and the back leg brace is a wooden box to hold weights for stability.this unit set near my loading bench. As I size the rejects get dropped in it. As I load any more reject are thrown in when it gets to full I clean it out and make more of the bullets I need.

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