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Anybody need lead for casting?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by thor447, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. hunter966

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    Thanks for putting this together.
     
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  2. thor447

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    Hey fellas. So sorry I wasn't able to get on here earlier and provide an update. Work was absolutely non-stop today and I'm just now getting done. I sent a text to James this evening and he told me that his normal scrap guy wasn't able to provide him his current price due to him being out of the office. He told me that he'd try again tomorrow. Sorry to keep dragging this out. I didn't think I'd be waiting two days to give you all the final price per pound, but it appears as though that's the case. I'll touch base with him tomorrow for an update.

    Good news though. During my conversation with James this evening, we discussed how we were going to separate out all of the lead for everyone into the weights that each person is requesting. James is going to purchase a bunch of 5 gallon plastic buckets and we'll weigh out everyone's orders and label them for each person. He has a large hallway on the side of his shop that will be perfect for storing all of everyone's lead until they can pick it up.

    Wish I had more news for you, but today was a royal pain, apparently for more people than just me! More details to follow as soon as I get them.

    FYI - he's excited to sell this lead to a bunch of people who'll be using it for shooting. He told me that he normally pays a company to come to his range, collect all the lead, haul it off and pay him a cut of the scrap price. Selling it to OSA will net him a little better price per pound since he won't be sharing the cut with a 3rd party, and we all get lead at a great price without having to go and pick it up for ourselves at a range! He used to cast a lot of bullets himself. The other day he showed me some of his equipment in the back of his shop. He had 3 different furnaces, and a ton of molds for different rounds. He told me that he used to be into it pretty heavily, but as his business grew, he had less time for casting and reloading. Most of his equipment just sits there unused anymore.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. swampratt

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    No worries here not a rush on my end and I will bring my own containers so he can keep his and not get into his pocket
    on bucket price.
    I like my buckets :)
    Usually one 5 gallon bucket will hold 125 lbs of lead.
    I do not want to carry a 125 lb bucket I would rather carry a few 70 lb ones.

    Sounds like your friend had a lot of fun casting.
     
  4. thor447

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    Yeah, we discussed that very thing! We'll be breaking it up into a few buckets, about 1/2 to 2/3 full each.
     
  5. Dumpstick

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    I can supply my own buckets also.

    I would prefer 50-ish pounds per, but if he is setting up each order, I can pour out of his buckets into mine.

    Also, as I'll be coming from Guthrie to pick it up, I can bring someone else's order North with me, if there is some reason they can't fetch it themselves.
     
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    Depending on when this plays out, I might take you up on that
     
  7. MacFromOK

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    "Anybody need lead for casting?"

    Lol, has anybody read this title with Hollywood in mind? :D

    Sorry, it's been a long, weird day...
    :drunk2:
     
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    Hey everybody, sorry it took me so long to get back with you on this thread. We finally heard back from our guy today, price will be $0.43 per pound.

    I spoke with James and he said his plan is to take down the range sometime next week to do maintenance and lead pick up. Once that happens I’ll get the final weight and begin contacting you all to confirm your orders.

    Thanks.


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  9. Catt57

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    I'm good with that price. I would even take an extra 100lbs if there's any left over at the end.
     
  10. thor447

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    Ok, I'll make a note beside your name. Honestly, it isn't looking promising that there will be any left over, but things can happen. People can change their minds and some might come available. I'll make sure to let you know if any does.
     

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