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Melting lead today to make ingots

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by swampratt, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. swampratt

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    Anyone that wants to melt some lead come on over.
    I was cleaning the very messy garage and came upon a lot of lead that needs to be in ingot form to take up less space.
     
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    Got a few poured waiting on lead to melt.
    I think I may make some more bank casting sinkers.
    I have the mold that makes 2-3-4-5 oz sinkers.

    Last time at the river I was using 2 3 or 4 to snag spoonbills.
    Depending on the depth if the fish and how strong the current was.
    Most of the time 2 and 3 oz stuck them.

    Go through a lot of sinkers fishing webber falls
     
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    Ran out of propane.. Ye propane is being used today.

    In the open shed with gravel floor..I have wind blocks set up.

    Got a modified cooker look in preppers section. I will post something on it.
     
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    That modification worked much faster when melting lead.
    I did about 80 lbs.
    a drop in the bucket.
    Got that shower pan out of the way though and all those bullets I did not want to use.
     
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    Looks like youre on your own melting lead.
     
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    seems that way I have about 3x more to melt though.. later date probably.
    Buddies grandmother passed a couple hours ago.. she was in bad shape.
    She is in a better place for sure. I wanted to stop and make some chocolate chip cookies for the family.
    I do that instead of flowers..
    I mean you can eat many kinds of flower parts but Cookies you can eat all of them.
     
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    You might want to cook them on a different grill.
     
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    Yea that is a fact. I actually made them in the oven!! I use air bake pans or stone to cook my cookies on.
    I have a really nice lead melting pan now though..Got it dumpster diving.. just saying :)
    All stainless with extra thick bottom and hot riveted heavy handle on it. did not even bend the handle.
     
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    At least you wont mix them up.
     
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    I didnt know what an ingot was...lol.
     

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