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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Most kids chew pencils too, although not many pencils are used these days
    Ive had mine chewed a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Ive had mine chewed a bit
    Back when your 'friends' still had teeth aye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Most kids chew pencils too, although not many pencils are used these days
    the lead in pencils is graphite (carbon) . i wonder if kids chewed enough of them they would keep keep the loopy greeny nutters quiet by claiming they are carbon neutral
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Back when your 'friends' still had teeth aye
    You have light bulbs for breaky? yr on fire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the lead in pencils is graphite (carbon) . i wonder if kids chewed enough of them they would keep keep the loopy greeny nutters quiet by claiming they are carbon neutral
    and save some of the $1.5billion we are hooked up to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    There must be some seriously lead contaminated land in the UK with hundreds of years of lead shot. How serious is the situation in NZ? or is it just a perceived prob. I can understand a little the inside ranges, but thats contained and can be managed and Ive only ever know one person with diagnosed lead poisoning, did shit loads of .22 inside range shooting. I used to eat lead paint off my toys as a baby and always had my mouth full of lead slugs in my teens, made thousands of lead projectiles and my old mate has cast thousands more than me, with yearly tests for lead poisoning and never had a negative result, the doc concluded the tests were as waste of time.
    Maybe thats why my arse drags on the ground a bit these days?
    Are we just too PC?
    Same here

    We drank the water collected from our roof for years

    The roof was painted with lead based paint and held in place with lead head nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Same here

    We drank the water collected from our roof for years

    The roof was painted with lead based paint and held in place with lead head nails.

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    Duh, that's why you guys are addicted to lead
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    It is probably more a case of "what you don't know you don't know".

    One of the classic cases of lead poisoning was here Lead poisoning of Port Pirie children: a long history of looking the other way

    I served my time in a fertiliser works. The sulphuric acid making plant was all made of lead, huge quantities of lead sheeting, lead pipes, special pumps with lead impellors etc. (great for me as I was into BP shooting then). The guys that worked with the lead were called "lead burners" - was a recognized trade way back. They were regularly blood tested for lead absorption. I can remember on the odd occasions members of that department being stood down from working with lead due to getting excess reading in their blood tests. Stood down until subsequent blood tests showed level had dropped. And of course standards were pretty slack back then. Look how we used to treat asbestos.

    My smallbore club (long since folded) shot in a war memorial hall, thru under the stage. The mound was the highly polished hall floor. I used to see dusty powder out in front of the mound at the end of a night's shooting. I used to assume it was all burnt powder but have often wondered if there was any minute lead dust in it as well. And despite regular cleans our lead traps and the area were a mess with lots of dust everywhere. They backstops were angle plates which directed the lead into sand traps but the bullets striking the plates inevitably generated lead dust.

    And yes my current house roof although having no lead head nails has lead flashing, and we are on tank water.

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    Visited Port Pirie in the 80s (tried not to breath whilst there), a depressing town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    There must be some seriously lead contaminated land in the UK with hundreds of years of lead shot. How serious is the situation in NZ? or is it just a perceived prob. I can understand a little the inside ranges, but thats contained and can be managed and Ive only ever know one person with diagnosed lead poisoning, did shit loads of .22 inside range shooting. I used to eat lead paint off my toys as a baby and always had my mouth full of lead slugs in my teens, made thousands of lead projectiles and my old mate has cast thousands more than me, with yearly tests for lead poisoning and never had a negative result, the doc concluded the tests were as waste of time.
    Maybe thats why my arse drags on the ground a bit these days?
    Are we just too PC?
    I remember back in my stoner days we used to go up to wrights hill fortress a lot and what used to be a burm at the very top field that was pretty contaminated. You could take a chunk of dirt out with your hand and come out with at least a few bullets.
    Incidentally and totally unrelated to this conversation, if you ever find yourself there, there's a crumbling bunker type thing right at the top with a weirdly well done painting of an SS officer giving a salute inside behind a bunch of overgrowth. Pretty bizarre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I know it's US currency but the cheapest I can get primers are 4.5 cents each.

    Already behind. 😆
    Still you can load 9 or 40 pretty cheap if shooting cast.

    Powder coating the projectiles is interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I know it's US currency but the cheapest I can get primers are 4.5 cents each.

    Already behind. ��
    Still you can load 9 or 40 pretty cheap if shooting cast.

    Powder coating the projectiles is interesting?

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    I've seen a few US reloaders doing it now, apparently saves the need for lube, but it's also pretty hotly debated so i don't know if it's true or not.
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    I have always wanted to give powder coating a go. Using something like this:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/10-30-...tem-94244.html

    Coincidental it will probably slow down corrosion of the projectiles

    Weather you believe lead is toxic or not your local council is convinced so that is a problem. Anyway I have been involved in the investigation and clean up of a few and yes some of them probably have enough lead to mine.

    I am off to the range with my sieve.
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