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Old 01-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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Wait. I don't know how much I have, but I know it's several pounds. You'll have to harden it with something, but for the lead itself, just hold your horses.

I won't be able to even collect it until Monday. I'm going out of town for the weekend.
I'm just looking for now. If I saw a really good deal, I'd jump on it, but there's no rush since I don't have the equipment yet.
Hardening it shouldn't be a problem. I have a chunk of lead that is made from old shotgun shot. I think that lead already has tin and antimony in it, so I could probably mix some pure lead in with it. If not, I could probably find some old tin or pewter somewhere.
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Widener's has lead ingots for sale too.
http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=278|885

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Shot has some antimony in it, but not a lot. Magnum shot will make a decent bullet on its own, but an ingot from random shot will still need some hardening. Look at lead/tin alloy. Shot has almost no tin. Tin is essential for good bullets.

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Hey Tex, ya reckon 5-6 pounds will get ya started? Go ahead and find something to harden it with...

Oh, and is your shipping address still the same?

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By the way, you'll need to wash this stuff. It's got dust and some small debris in it. Not to mention LEAD DUST. Wouldn't be a bad idea to wear a mask when you open it, until you wash it and store it in something permanent.

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Hey Tex, ya reckon 5-6 pounds will get ya started? Go ahead and find something to harden it with...

Oh, and is your shipping address still the same?

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By the way, you'll need to wash this stuff. It's got dust and some small debris in it. Not to mention LEAD DUST. Wouldn't be a bad idea to wear a mask when you open it, until you wash it and store it in something permanent.
Holy cow! That will definetly help me get started. I'll look on ebay for some stuff to harden it. My address is still the same. Is yours the same?
I have a surgical mask I use for stuff like that, and I'll wash it off before I use it.

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