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Thread: HELP! Where's the Wheel Weight lead gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three O'Three View Post
    Are diving belt lead weights any good?
    Sure are!
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    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Buy / make a cannon.... Problem solved
    Ended up with a pile of 22rimfire lead and when melted it poured like porridge,so heated almost red and made cannon balls with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    got a few of them too.
    That's probably where half the old wheel weights ended up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedz50 View Post
    Ended up with a pile of 22rimfire lead and when melted it poured like porridge,so heated almost red and made cannon balls with it.

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    Sounds like it had some zinc in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Sounds like it had some zinc in it
    Could be anything in the cheap .22 Rf bullets the match grade .22Rf are top quality lead a friend gave me a bucket
    of recovered match stuff from a Smallbore / pistol range also had match Air pellets just needed some tin to cast properly
    best lead I have ever used, Hit up your local Smallbore club they usually clean out the back stop yearly they only allow standard
    velocity ammo so there should not be much crappy lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    Could be anything in the cheap .22 Rf bullets the match grade .22Rf are top quality lead a friend gave me a bucket
    of recovered match stuff from a Smallbore / pistol range also had match Air pellets just needed some tin to cast properly
    best lead I have ever used, Hit up your local Smallbore club they usually clean out the back stop yearly they only allow standard
    velocity ammo so there should not be much crappy lead.
    The last smalbore club got shut down by the council. Apparently there is one somewhere still in Auckland so I will inquire when we are all out of prison.

    Zinc is shit, it's impossible to remove and makes glunky slag every time you melt it. Hard to cast even into fishing sinkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    The last smalbore club got shut down by the council. Apparently there is one somewhere still in Auckland so I will inquire when we are all out of prison.

    Zinc is shit, it's impossible to remove and makes glunky slag every time you melt it. Hard to cast even into fishing sinkers.
    Apparently you can remove it with Sulphur. Watched a YouTube vid on it recently. Lot of effort tho and still not 100%
    Try harder....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhon View Post
    Apparently you can remove it with Sulphur. Watched a YouTube vid on it recently. Lot of effort tho and still not 100%
    yes that makes sense, the fumes would be horrible not to mention the damage to your smelter.

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    Sounds like its becoming wheely hard to come by
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