Do you buy your alloy ?

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2frogs posted this 04 February 2023

I've pretty much decided that for my rifle bullets I am going to buy premixed alloy. The reason why. I have a few wheel weights and I get several different hardness reading's. This gives me different size bullets as well. Some will chamber with ease after sizing,some fail to chamber at all. Any thoughts on this.plus I'll get several bullets out of 5 lbs...

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gnoahhh posted this 04 February 2023

Have you looked into Rotometals?

 

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2frogs posted this 04 February 2023

Yep. I have bought pure lead from them.

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Bud Hyett posted this 04 February 2023

Rotometal - I've bought Schuetzen alloy from them for years. Their product is clean and reasonably priced.

When I lived in Illinois, I bought from a scrap yard in Genoa, Illinois who mixed 1400 pounds at a time to get consistent alloy. I do not know if he is still in business, he may have retired. 

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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2frogs posted this 04 February 2023

So,how's everything down on the farm???

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Bud Hyett posted this 05 February 2023

So, how's everything down on the farm??? - I have little information on farming today, only 3% of the population is engaged in farming today versus 30% when I was in high school (1963). First went to John Deere after high school as a machinist and then as a layout inspector. This was to work nights and go to college days. Then into aerospace with General Dynamics, McDonnell-Douglas, and Boeing (Seattle) after my son graduated from high school.

The Hugo Awards in the mid-1060's had a short story about a man who was being replaced by a "black box" and he then got a job making black boxes. When Boeing went to offloading work, I went to Information Technology Global Collaboration  for a long-term career here in the Pacific Northwest.

The added benefit was the CBA and ASSRA matches here in the Pacific Northwest. From March to October, there is a match almost every weekend somewhere in Washington, Oregon and Montana. 

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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2frogs posted this 05 February 2023

Interesting.. thanks

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