Lee Ingot Mold

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Lee Ingot Mold

Post by Vitaly » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:41 am

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Lee Ingot Mold is another inexpensive but very useful tool for making lead ingots for future use.

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Re: Lee Ingot Mold

Post by mercman » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:37 pm

I also use that mold. I got a couple of 5 gallon buckets of new lead seals from my local electrical utility when they went to plastic seals for their billing meters. They are pure lead so that I know what I'm starting with when I make my bullet alloys. That was one of the molds I used to make bulk pure lead ingots.
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Re: Lee Ingot Mold

Post by Synchronizor » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:28 am

mercman wrote:I got a couple of 5 gallon buckets of new lead seals from my local electrical utility when they went to plastic seals for their billing meters. They are pure lead so that I know what I'm starting with when I make my bullet alloys.
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Re: Lee Ingot Mold

Post by mercman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:31 am

Yeah, right place at the right time! I see where the last lead foundry in the U.S. was forced to close their doors recently. That could bode ill for both reloaders and shooters.

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Post by Synchronizor » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:28 am

mercman wrote:I see where the last lead foundry in the U.S. was forced to close their doors recently. That could bode ill for both reloaders and shooters.
Honestly, I don't see it, and I think everyone got their panties in a twist over nothing when that happened. Things governed by supply and demand always have a way of finding a natural balance. If there's a demand for lead, it'll get met one way or another. If supply or prices start to be a problem with existing sources, someone else will step in to make money off the market opportunity. Remember that whole "life finds a way" concept from Jurassic Park? The same principal applies to economics and trade.

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