you must have a metal recyling plant near you that is where i get alot of my lead also check with plumbers or roofers they work with lead you might beable lead real cheap from them good luck in finding some lead
H.H., have you done a web search for 'lead ingot'?. There is at least one company out there that will sell you pure lead at $2.09/lb, including shipping, provided you buy at least $100 worth. For a .45 cal, that works out to just under half what swaged or cast balls would cost you, and pretty much the ssme cost per pound as a bag of no. 6 shot from one of the distributors would cost you. Pouring a cup or two of shot into the melting pot might be easier than chopping up an ingot, but the shot might be alloyed rather than pure lead. Good luck, SCL
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Hi HH. rotometals.com has pure lead ingots. I get shot from them for skeet reloads. Fast shipping and good prices. Some of their stuff ships free if you spend over a certain amount. Have a great day, Flintlockjoe.
Posts: 45 | Location: Rockland County, NY | Registered: 29 May 2011
I shot some center fire pistol and rifle, and I cast some of my bullets. There is a casting site called castboolets.com. They have a for sale lists and you can buy pure lead and different mixes there. They are a good bunch of guys there too.
Your best bet to find cheap lead is to go by a Plumbing shop ... They do come by alot o lead.( trust me on that .. been plumbing for 17 yrs .. just sold 100lbs and still have over 150 left) They often just trash it if its removed /used lead .. does stink fer a bit till it melts good and fine but shoots fine
Posts: 18 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: 03 June 2005
As was already mentioned...go to Cast Boolits website, jon up, and scroll down to the Swapping&Selling forum. There's a constant stream of lead available there already cast into ingots and prices range from .50 cents to $1 per pound delivered right to your door. And those guys will tell you if it's hard lead or soft. Audie...