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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:45 am 
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I just picked up 60# of lead bars with RCBS stamped on them. I bought it for making sinkers and jigs for fishing when they get around to banning it. I paid $20 and 20 spinners (my cost about $12) for it. Did I do alright?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:32 am 
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gunflint wrote:
I just picked up 60# of lead bars with RCBS stamped on them. I bought it for making sinkers and jigs for fishing when they get around to banning it. I paid $20 and 20 spinners (my cost about $12) for it. Did I do alright?


My opinion is that you made a great deal. Lead (unalloyed) is currently selling at between $.80 and $.85 per lb. in large quantities. You paid about $.50 per lb. I consider that pretty good, especially for what I suspect is a clean alloy tailored for bullet making.

Back in the days when a lot of hot-metal printers were scrapping their lead and going to photo-comp, I bought a "considerable" amount of Linotype/Intertype ingot bars for $.15 per lb. I still have a great deal of that left, along with some harder foundry type. Hmmmm. One of these days I have to get that Lee melter going again.


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