I’m mildly OCD and I do it your way... but it’s been a while since the scrap I have access to was anything but pure lead and very clean at that. I used to just buy the alloys when I was casting magnum pistol loads. I’m not as frugal as some folks are.So I got to ask. I see it all the time. Why do people take lead, melt it down into ingots? Why go to that extra step? Why dont you simply take the bigger piece and cast balls or bullets when you heat it up for the first time?
When I cast I almost always add tin to make my bullets harder. I take my lead pipe or larger pieces, cut off hunks melt it in the pot. I know when I get to a certain point I have around 20 lbs of lead in the pot. I then know how much tin to add to the mix.
Why the extra step? OCD?