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Well, I melted down the 43 lbs of wheel weights I bought last week and made em' into ingots. Paid $22 bucks for the initial 43 lbs, had to sort em' myself which was a lot of work and time consuming BUT at least I only got good "P" and "Micro" weights so no zinc, aluminum or iron to deal with.
Out of the 43 lbs of weights I got 34.2 lbs of ingots, enough to make around 1050 bullets so cost wise I'm looking at about $11 bucks for 500 bullets. Not too bad unless you want to factor in my time and labor.
This should get me enough bullets to finish loading the primed cases I have ready to go and make up quite a few more to boot for future shooting trips so I can keep my 1100 rounds of 45acp loaded up all the time.
The real fun starts tomorrow, I'll start casting then when I get about 500 done I'll lube, let dry, size then re-lube and then they'll be ready to load after they dry again.
 

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Well, I melted down the 43 lbs of wheel weights I bought last week and made em' into ingots. Paid $22 bucks for the initial 43 lbs, had to sort em' myself which was a lot of work and time consuming BUT at least I only got good "P" and "Micro" weights so no zinc, aluminum or iron to deal with.
Out of the 43 lbs of weights I got 34.2 lbs of ingots, enough to make around 1050 bullets so cost wise I'm looking at about $11 bucks for 500 bullets. Not too bad unless you want to factor in my time and labor.
This should get me enough bullets to finish loading the primed cases I have ready to go and make up quite a few more to boot for future shooting trips so I can keep my 1100 rounds of 45acp loaded up all the time.
The real fun starts tomorrow, I'll start casting then when I get about 500 done I'll lube, let dry, size then re-lube and then they'll be ready to load after they dry again.
That's one hell of a wife you have!
Mine would have my butt out looking for a job before I could spent good money on wheel weights!;)
 

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That's one hell of a wife you have!
Mine would have my butt out looking for a job before I could spent good money on wheel weights!;)
LOL, yah, but she doesn't have to touch the laundry, I have dinner ready for her when she gets home from work and I also take care of her mini-van for her so I'd say I earn my keep,LOL.:D

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And I AM looking for work, not much around these parts though.
 

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LOL, yah, but she doesn't have to touch the laundry, I have dinner ready for her when she gets home from work and I also take care of her mini-van for her so I'd say I earn my keep,LOL.:D

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And I AM looking for work, not much around these parts though.
Sounds like your pretty busy. I guess that might be the source of the saying "Get the Lead Out" kinda fits anyway.

Way too hot here to fire up the lead pot, makes me want to go stand in the sprinklers just thing about it.
 
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