Where are you finding lead ingots for sale?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by brokentoe, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. brokentoe

    brokentoe New Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Smelting WW’s is out because of where I live. That leaves casting from ingots but I cant find a source for the lead. I would love to hear from members where they get their lead.. Your input is appreciated
  2. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    there are several sources but if you want, try Ebay. I bought some that was already cast into ingots. It tends to run around $1/lb.

  3. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    If you know someone that works for the phone company or has worked for the phone company they may have some.

    At one time I had several hundred pounds, but used most of it for sinkers for snapper fishing.:D
  4. brokentoe

    brokentoe New Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Dixie.. Thanks for the ebay tip. There’s more than a lifetime supply available!
  5. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Go to your local gun range and dig it out of the hill.
  6. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    +1 on the telco. I used to work for them and still have a couple of buddies who are in outside plant. When they pull down the very old lead sheathed cable, they manage to strip off some of the lead covering and set it aside for me. A little here, a little there and it adds up. Also try scrap yards that buy tel cable.
  7. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    ok i am lost what r u guys talking about?
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I have bought some Linotype ingots off eBay. It is hard enough that you don't need to add tin.
  9. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    I don't cast my own but what about plumbing supply houses. I had some soil pipe replaced last year and he melted ingots right there in the basement to pore around the joints. I am guessing it is available to those plumbers.
  10. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl

    The thread is about getting lead for makeing bullets .
  11. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    Seafab Metals in Casa Grande Arizona. But, that's for certified bullet metal, not wheel weight ingots.
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