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Any of you guys tried the pure lead sold by westernmetals.ca?
$7.99 a lb before shipping
Where do you fellows get your lead for running ball?
I’ve been getting these trade style bars from Missouri at $2.40 USD. They’re about 13 oz so close to a lb.
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Got a couple milk crates full of the lead weights off some fishing nets, that and did have a guy supplying me with used lead weights out of the PRVR valves he recertifes.
 

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I've always had good luck getting pure soft lead on ebay. Been doing that for years. Just got/ordered 10lbs. Pure soft lead for $22.00. Used to get it cheaper. Just have to search and search for the best deal on ebay.
 

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Any of you guys tried the pure lead sold by westernmetals.ca?
$7.99 a lb before shipping
Where do you fellows get your lead for running ball?
I’ve been getting these trade style bars from Missouri at $2.40 USD. They’re about 13 oz so close to a lb.View attachment 76746
Rotometals is a reliable source to deal with. About $3.00 lb. + shipping. There lead is pure and dead soft. They also carry a variety of lead alloys if one is casting bullets for unmentionables. I mix my own for subsonic bullets. 99% lead and 1% tin. All other bullets (with the exception of roundballs) is Lyman #2 alloy.
 

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Check the following:

1. Roofers take lead vents when re-roofing
2. Plumbers
3. Your local re-cycling place
4. Sail boat yards
5. Post a wanted ad in one of your weekly papers
6. Post a wanted ad in one of state hunting or fishing
forums.
 
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