Originally Posted by jeepcreep927
Back in his casting days, my dad used to use rolls of lead roof flashing as well. He still has a few hundred pounds of ingots of different mixtures laying around. Used to pour them into old muffin tins and mark the ingot as to the type of alloy. He has all kinds of pure lead solder, wheel weights, tinned solder, etc. to make specific alloys. I am thinking about trying to buy his stuff...
Sounds like a bullet caster dream find,since you father was a caster I'm sure he could give you some pointers on the alloy mix's for various uses in casting if you don't already know that. I just picked up a whole 5 gal. bucket of 65/35 Tin/Lead bar solder for a friend who's father was a plumber,he had no need of it and I offered to pay for it but he just gave it to me helping clean out the old building. I've been using it to alloy up my pure lead for some 30:1 gas checked hunting bullets. I like the muffin pans as well they make some nice ingots that fit in the Lee pot very nicely.
Justin.223 you might want to look into any old trashed sailboats you find around,many of them use lead as ballast in the Keil which can contain as much a 500 lbs. of lead.