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mustang592

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idk if this is the right place for this but does anyone know what a good use for these two metals, like if someone melted them.

i know lead is good for making bullets but id like to know what these 2 can be used for
 

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You can still get lead wheel weights . They have a certain % tin in them and make good bullets that won't strip lead off in the barrel Modest hand gun loads . Not sure about getting lead from old car batterys . Zink and iron I don't know .
 

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yuk! no! don't mess with car batteries. I tried cutting one open once to get the lead out for sinkers.

NEVER AGAIN!

most tire shops will sell you their used weights for a couple bucks.It's hard lead though and doesn't pour as well as soft.
I've never done bullets before. Just sinkers
 

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I have made zinc bullets. I had to heat the mold with a torch to get it to fill out. I have not shot any though...I just wanted to see if I could do it.

Right now I'm using straight wheel weights for bullets and they work fine. When that runs out, I have some pure lead I got from a roofer (lead flashing) and some linotype I bought off of EvilBay, and I'll need to brew up my own alloy recipe. Probably need to add a little tin solder to the mix to get the mold to fill out.
 

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