Tonight Jim and Mike are talking about the process for acquiring lead, rendering scrap lead, for eventually casting bullets
- acquiring lead.
- Rotometals (can supply antimony and tin)
- Wheel weights (getting harder to find as places are switching to other metals)
- other casters (Facebook Group Cast Bullets & Bullet Casting, eBay)
- recycling centers (scrap yards)
- old Linotype
- Heat source
- rendering pot (must be substantial you’re going to be putting a lot of heavy metal in the thing!)
- slotted spoon chefs grade
- safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment aka PPE)
- ingot pans
- locking pliers and adjusting pliers
- ladle 1cup ladle is about 2 lb. of lead
- ball peen hammer
- Well ventilated area, preferably outside
- Kitty litter buckets
- five gallon buckets
- milk crates
- if at all possible keep the lead alloy bone dry.
Thank you for listening.
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