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    For the coins I vary the thickness to get a variety of weights. When I want to add a precise amount to the pot, I can just pile the them on a scale and add or subtract a few until I hit the target weight. I used to pre weigh and mark the individual coins but find it easier to just grab a random handful and eyeball adding or removing thick or thin.

    That floats my boat, but I'm not saying it's wrong to toss a coin or two into the pot until it casts right and call it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin c View Post
    For the coins I vary the thickness to get a variety of weights. When I want to add a precise amount to the pot, I can just pile the them on a scale and add or subtract a few until I hit the target weight. I used to pre weigh and mark the individual coins but find it easier to just grab a random handful and eyeball adding or removing thick or thin.

    That floats my boat, but I'm not saying it's wrong to toss a coin or two into the pot until it casts right and call it good.
    I use my cannonball sinker mold. Can do 1/2-5oz. Makes it easy when I alloying my lead.

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    A range of weights all castable from the same mold? Great idea! How much does a sinker cast from your alloy vary from the nominal weight?

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    With the high price of gas/electricity l have very seldom poured ingots. After careful sorting l simply add to my pot as needed while casting. Until the surge in metal prices l have never thought about selling either. l'm glad l have kept my stash in its original form. My only regret is not saving the Zn weights l sorted out. Just read Zn was over $4k/Ton on the London Metal Exchange. That's over $2.00 a POUND

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    Zinc as of today is .15/lb. on iScrap. Pewter is $1.39 and lead shot is $0.39 and wheel weights are $0.26. Lead is up at $0.54.

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    Is that price the offer to buy or sell?

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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