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Old 04-03-2003, 02:39 PM
william kossack
 
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Default Lead weights?

I like this solution. Now I just have to remember it next time in a hardware
store or radioshack.

I used to have friends that shot black powder. They would use lead tire weights
and melt them for use in bullet molds.

zxcvbob wrote:

I use lead-free solder. Available at any hardware store. It is not as
dense as lead, but it is dense enough. If you really want lead, you
might can find solid lead solder or 60/40 -- I think it is used to
repair radiators. Watch out for acid core solder; you don't want that.

--Bob

william kossack wrote:

I try to resist mailorder for such small things because you end up paying as
much for shipping as the item cost. I've been keeping my eyes out for sheet
lead that could be cut into strips but I have not had the time to really look
for any.

However, the potsherds approach seems to work.

Bob Alston wrote:

Mail order.

"william kossack" wrote in message
...
If lead weights are not dangerous or a problem then why have most retail
sources (at least in Denver) stopped carrying them?

I've had to resort to using potsherds that I've drilled and tied together
with
string or fishing

--



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Old 05-03-2003, 01:03 AM
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I like this solution. Now I just have to remember it next time in a
hardware store or radioshack.

I used to have friends that shot black powder. They would use lead
tire weights and melt them for use in bullet molds.


Another solution might be to buy lead sinkers at your local
fishing/outdoor store. Much cheaper than melting your own or
mail ordering lead. Or buying solder at Radio Shack - I would
be wary of the flux core leeching into the tank. Some of the
fluxes used for soldering are water soluble.

kev


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