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Alloyed a batch today

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Dumpstick, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Dumpstick

    Dumpstick Sharpshooter

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    A few weeks ago, I had rendered down some wheel weights I had found, ended up with this -
    the result, ~85lbs (Medium).jpg

    85 pounds of ingots.

    Today, I re-melted these ingots, fluxed twice with sawdust, three times with candle wax (to get the Sb back into solution), and ladled off 35 pounds of lead into smaller ingots.
    CWW, 35 ingots Apr'18.jpg
    Good clean stuff, these will go into the CWW stash.

    That left me 50lbs of CWW in the pot. I added 2.25 lbs pewter (for the tin), and 50 pounds of soft lead (in the form of SWW - stick on wheel weight) that had been previously cleaned.
    I ended up with 98 ingots, ~100lbs, of 50/50+2 alloy, good for almost all my handgun, and some rifle (when I get to it).
    50-50+2%, 98 ingots Apr'18.jpg

    Happiness is a stack o' lead. More happiness is a bigger stack o' lead.
     
  2. swampratt

    swampratt Sharpshooter

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    That is a good start :)
    Those turned out really nice looking.
    Looks prettier than my muffin tin ingots.
     

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