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#10924328 - 06/17/15 08:55 PM Lead for pouring jigs
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Where is a good place to get lead for pouring jigs. Seem crazy paying so much at BPS for lead. Anyone local have other places they get their lead from?
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#10925182 - 06/18/15 08:58 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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You can sometimes find good lead at scrapyards for $0.75/lb. You need to flux it a couple time before you use it though.

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#10925426 - 06/18/15 10:20 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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You use to be able to go to pluming store and get lead. That lead will be soft so go to your local tire shop and get some of their tire weights and mix in to strengthen the lead for your jig heads.

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#10925435 - 06/18/15 10:23 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Lead isn't used for tire weights anymore. They use different weights on an adhesive strips. You might be able to find some, but a very small percentage of the wheel weight you get will be lead.

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#10933169 - 06/22/15 01:42 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Don't use wheel weights!!!!

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#10936938 - 06/24/15 08:41 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Registered: 04/08/15
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I buy from ebay. I look for 99.9% that has already been fluxed once.

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#10937326 - 06/24/15 11:25 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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I boutght a bunch from a guy in the classifieds last year @20 lbs its been great lead.
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#10981039 - 07/16/15 12:42 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Call scrap yards. I found some for 40 cent per pound.
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#10981895 - 07/16/15 06:58 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Got mine for 57 cents at the scrap yard really nice soft lead.
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#11689496 - 06/26/16 09:53 AM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Tireshops,wheel weights works good,if you can find a little tin to add to your mix your molds will fill out better,reloading shops is another good location ask for Lyman#2 used for bullet casting.


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#11689730 - 06/26/16 12:16 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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You can still get lead wheel weights but not for free anymore. How much you need? I've got some clean lead stashed for casting boolits.
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#11690211 - 06/26/16 05:03 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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A guy gave me a almost full bag of #6 shot a couple of weeks ago to pour jigs with but I am going to load shotgun shells with it. I might want to shoot some UN zombies one of these days.

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#11690437 - 06/26/16 07:56 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: wackEmaster]
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Lots of zinc wheel weights out there. Gotta sort them out of the mix.
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#11690438 - 06/26/16 07:56 PM Re: Lead for pouring jigs [Re: machinist]
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Originally Posted By: machinist
A guy gave me a almost full bag of #6 shot a couple of weeks ago to pour jigs with but I am going to load shotgun shells with it. I might want to shoot some UN zombies one of these days.

Johnny


Good choice. Shot is running well over $1 a pound and scrap lead is about $0.70 a pound right now.
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