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Making bullets out of fish. #13847970 01/15/21 11:31 PM
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We needed some lead weights for our other chassis. So I went to the scrap iron place and bought #60 of these lead fish and made our own. cool

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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Moto-Moto] #13847981 01/15/21 11:41 PM
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Clever. I bet you have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Moto-Moto] #13848006 01/16/21 12:12 AM
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Could’ve gone to a tire shop and they’d give wheel weights for free. Smelt, flux, and cast. Very popular for actual projectile making in reloading.



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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Moto-Moto] #13848044 01/16/21 12:51 AM
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Yeah, maybe if you just need a few ounces of lead, sometimes a tire store may help. But with lead going for about .80 cents a #, tire stores can make a nice monthly stipend selling recycled tire weights instead of giving them away to the public.
Good job Moto, very resourceful of you!!


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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Jons3825] #13848046 01/16/21 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Jons3825
Could’ve gone to a tire shop and they’d give wheel weights for free. Smelt, flux, and cast. Very popular for actual projectile making in reloading.


Most the wheel weights now a days have too much tin for bullets and tire shops think their made of gold. Still useable for fishing jigs though.

Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: tmd11111] #13848068 01/16/21 01:14 AM
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Could’ve gone to a tire shop and they’d give wheel weights for free. Smelt, flux, and cast. Very popular for actual projectile making in reloading.


Most the wheel weights now a days have too much tin for bullets and tire shops think their made of gold. Still useable for fishing jigs though.


And zinc. And paint. And grease. And steel clips.

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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Moto-Moto] #13848083 01/16/21 01:28 AM
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I forgot where I posted, it’s the OT. Carry on.



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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Jons3825] #13848112 01/16/21 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jons3825
I forgot where I posted, it’s the OT. Carry on.


It's facts bro.

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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Moto-Moto] #13848128 01/16/21 02:08 AM
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Pretty crafty . How did you decide to melt them down ?

Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Nickbyrd] #13848140 01/16/21 02:19 AM
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Pretty crafty . How did you decide to melt them down ?


I used my turkey fryer and an old cast iron skillet that was on it's last leg.

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Wheel weights are probably less than half lead anymore.



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Originally Posted by Moto-Moto
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I forgot where I posted, it’s the OT. Carry on.


It's facts bro.

You'll be ok. crying


OK... roflmao You do you, I got me.



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Re: Making bullets out of fish. [Re: Jons3825] #13848270 01/16/21 05:25 AM
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I forgot where I posted, it’s the OT. Carry on.


It's facts bro.

You'll be ok. crying


OK... roflmao You do you, I got me.


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