Originally Posted by softdown
Changing the subject here: Has anybody found a reliable way to get the best price
for old lead? I'm in Colorado if that becomes pertinent.
It depends on the lead you are selling. If it is batteries
, you are pretty limited due to regulations
in the US and the recyclable uses for that sort of lead, along with the impurities it has. Making musket balls or bullets with battery
plates is dangerous and can cause real damage to the internal noggin (from someone who breathed that gas once and nearly passed out from it-Strontium gas I think?). The battery
lead also has gobs of impurities that make it cast poorly, so we lead casters don't really like it when it does come around, at least that was the case when I was in that business.
Now, if the lead is an old sailboat keel
, ballast bars, EM shielding, hospital door or equipment
counterweights, etc., I can recommed multiple ways to sell it, and the person buying
it from you will even pay the shipping
for it. I used to purchase
about 2000 pounds a quarter, and cast so many bullets and sinkers for sale
that I actually wore out four furnaces and a few moulds in a few years time. I also netted a reasonable return on my casting time, and paid the utilities and mortgage that way for a while. I additionally by accident
had more bullets than I could shoot, 6 month backlog of bullet orders at one point, and I sold
sinkers like they were going out of style. I also made fishing
lures for sale
as well, and life was nice.
Let me know if you need pointers. Heck I think I even still have a lot of moulds left...