Had drill this weekend, and on the way to the armory, I noticed I was passing a lot of repair shops. I guess it's in kind of an industrial part of town, as there are truck dealerships, truck repair shops, tire shops, junkyards, etc all over the place. Oh, and about half a dozen strip clubs in a 6 mile stretch, lol.
Anyway, Saturday after we got released, I stopped by a couple shops that were still open. Struck out at the first one. The guy said that they sell their wheel weights off and had just gotten rid of a load. He said he could get $2000-3000 for a 55 gallon drum of lead. But he did say to stop by next time I'm drilling and he'd hook me up. I guess I'll see what he means by that next month.
The second shop was a little better. Asked for scrap weights and he was real friendly and grabbed me a couple handfuls that he had laying around. He asked how many I could use and I told him I'd take whatever he wanted to get rid of. I guess he just wanted to get rid of two handfuls, lol. I might try them again, but will bring a six pack or box of donuts or something.
On a side note, after I got the weights, I went back out to my truck...and it wouldn't start. Damned if I didn't run out of gas just as I was pulling in and shutting off the engine. Talk about embarrassing, lol . There was a station nearby, so I got some gas and got back on the road, but I know the guys at the station were laughing.
Anyway, I was just pleased at my first score. I'll need to sort them, get the clips, etc, of course. But with the lead I got from the berm on my last range trip and these weights, I might actually have a fairly respectable first pot.