Making lead ingots for casting 45acp rounds

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  1. Jan 20, 2013 #1
    carstensxd45

    carstensxd45 XDTalk 500 Member

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    Been casting 45acp rounds for several years, this is the 3rd year that I have been collecting wheel weights and scrap lead, melting them down to ingots for the casting process. Hope you enjoy the vids!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6txeBlCKk00&feature=player_detailpage"]Making my lead ingots #1 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=h0JutlCBjuY"]Making lead ingots #2 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CnGu5ktJCaY"]Making lead ingots #3 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hPKEDvLwLaQ[/ame]

    BTW, the 5 buckets of scrap ended up weighing 460 lbs. Came out to $50.60 from the salvage yard. Made money from the process.:D

     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 #2
    train

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    Wow, thanks alot. My 45's eat ingots like popcorn. Every time i turn around 20lb pot is empty.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2013 #3
    fredj338

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    I just want to know where yo ubuy the ww?!?! Around here, they are pretty much extinct.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 #4
    Zlayer

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    Great vid, now I have some know how, should I ever attempt this for myself.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2013 #5
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    buy?! Tire shops around here GIVE them away!!!
     
  6. Jan 21, 2013 #6
    GT Jon

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    Here in SATX the shops say they can't give them away, that they have to be recycled... wonder if there's any truth to that?

    I'd love to buy a ton of wheel weights and cast my own. :(
     
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    Knightslugger

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    ask them why, and not the shop idiots, ask the shop owner. Offer your "Recycling Services".
     
  8. Jan 21, 2013 #8
    dglock

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    I believe the tire shops trade the used ww when they buy new ones. That is probably what they call recycling.

    don
     
  9. Jan 21, 2013 #9
    agalindo

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    Not the shop here. They give them away if you go ask for them. I have a friend that works at the shop, whenever he fills a 5gal buck he'll take to my house and I'll buy him a 12pk of beer.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2013 #10
    dglock

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    You are one of the lucky ones!

    don
     

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