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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Sat May 03, 2008 9:11 pm

Where in the world is a good place to find some lead? I need some to melt down into rounds for the dubya and i can't think of any places to get some... :/ any ideas?

Thanks- Brog
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat May 03, 2008 9:28 pm

If I were you, I would try going to a tyre place and ask for some used lead weights that they use to balance wheels. They will probably sell you some used ones cheaply.
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Unread postAuthor: joestue » Sat May 03, 2008 9:29 pm

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Unread postAuthor: willarddaniels » Sat May 03, 2008 10:19 pm

Tire shops are usually the best. Go to a mom and pop store (not a major chain) first, then hit the franchised stores. Offer to buy it by the bucket; you might be able to get a 5 gallon bucket full for $20.00. If not, then offer $.20/lb for whatever they have.
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Sat May 03, 2008 10:32 pm

i was thinking more about places around the house that might contain a lot of lead... but thanks 8D
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Sat May 03, 2008 10:47 pm

Don’t know about you, but ‘round my house the pellet trap is always a good place to look for lead… actually you can find lead just about anywhere in my house from all the pellets I’ve dropped… :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Sat May 03, 2008 11:05 pm

im not sure if its really lead but an old airsoft gun i had a a bunch of wieghts in it and a couple pounds from a hammer turned em into pancakes. that might work
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Sat May 03, 2008 11:08 pm

fishing sinkers.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Sat May 03, 2008 11:22 pm

Tire weights, OLD plumbing drains(try your local city works department), x-ray departments (pipe mills, hospitals, etc.), shooting range.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sat May 03, 2008 11:23 pm

Go to a good fishing shop and get some downrigger balls. The cheaper 12lb balls are like 15 bucks.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun May 04, 2008 8:02 am

Air rifle pellets? May be a bit pricey, though.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun May 04, 2008 8:07 am

TurboSuper wrote:Air rifle pellets? May be a bit pricey, though.

Indeed, why pay for lead that has been processed to fairly tight tolerances, only to rearrange it?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun May 04, 2008 8:09 am

Insomniac wrote:If I were you, I would try going to a tyre place and ask for some used lead weights that they use to balance wheels. They will probably sell you some used ones cheaply.


hey i got 220lb of those for free and they have melted it down before so those steel things are not in them anymore..
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Unread postAuthor: bob-a-lu » Sun May 04, 2008 8:14 am

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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun May 04, 2008 9:36 am

lol nice one bob, but i'd hit tire places as well, they always have some
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