Finally said so long to my wheel weights...

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LarryW posted this 2 weeks ago

Well, finally got out the turkey fryer & cast iron dutch oven & cleaned up all my lead.

A bunch of previously smelter ingots that were caked with who knows what, cull & reclaimed bullets,

& last but not least??? The last lead wheel weights I will most likely ever see?? 

It was kind of sad, so I went & Made some gas checks, that made me feel better ????

 

A day late & a dollar short, story of my life ???

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Eutectic posted this 2 weeks ago

Yup, that last batch is my last also. Too much trouble and mess sorting. Too bad, WW's were perfect add a little tin and cast away. Good for 90% of my shooting.

There are still good sources for pure lead, but then you need to buy type metal or antimony alloy to harden it.

Steve

 

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

Anyone want to buy a kerosene lead plumber's heater? Or a propane one? I'm done with WW's also, as they are now all ingots.

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JeffinNZ posted this 2 weeks ago

I said goodbye to WW too. They all left my possession at supersonic speeds.

Cheers from New Zealand

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mashburn posted this 2 weeks ago

I am still able to locate a few wheel weights occasionally but they are getting very scarce, even here in Hill Billy Country.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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max503 posted this 2 weeks ago

These are the days we've been stocking up for.embarassed

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cbshtr posted this 2 weeks ago

I'm the mechanic for our township so I purposely ordered lead wheel weights for balancing tires. Unfortunately, my last order showed up lead free. With a fleet of less than 20 vehicles it takes forever to accumulate enough to even fire up the pot. I know of no other source for weights unless I happen to find one in the street. I've been collecting range lead when possible and blending it with wheel weights to make what I have last as long as possible. When I first got out of college, many years ago, I worked at a tire store but my boss traded in the weights for battery credit. If I only knew then what was going to happen I'm sure I could have worked out something with him to get a lifetime supply.

Robert Homan

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Qc Pistolero posted this 2 weeks ago

Same story up here in Canada.But I'm being told that for balancing truck tires they still use lead.Only problem is every truck garage I show up to there seems to be a bullet caster that beat me to it!

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Dukem posted this 6 days ago

Man I still have 5 gallon buckets to melt down into ingots before I can remodel my casting/shooting shack. I stacked them in there on pallets  with a tractor and forks and the plastic buckets busted and spilled. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds yet to go. Of course I have been hoarding since the 1970's.

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