How Much Is Lead a Pound

80 Cents per pound.

Wheel Weight lead scrapAs of February 2015 the current market spot price for pure lead is 80 cents per pound. Today I bought 300 pounds of scrap wheel weights for 27 cents per pound. I bought it from a tire sales store.

I had difficulty finding a tire store that would actually sell me their scrap lead. All the national chain stores told me that their scrap lead is collected by “corporate”. I believe it’s most likely recycled into new wheel weights and sold again. But this particular store had run an ad on Craigslist wanting to sell their scrap lead. I drove down there and bought it.

This means that I now need only… Continue reading

Government Banning AR-15 Ammo

Here again, is evidence to support my quest for learning to cast and reload my own bullets. The government is now moving to ban .223 ammunition which is used in America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. By the way, if you haven’t joined the NRA, click the link on the left side of this page. BACKDOOR GUN CONTROL: OBAMA’S ATF PROPOSES AR-15 AMMO BAN

Is Reloading 9mm Worth It – The Coming Lead Bullet Ban

reloading 9mmWhen someone asks me if reloading 9mm is worth it, they are usually attempting to calculate the cost per bullet of professionally made ammunition vs reloaded ammunition. And when it comes to 9mm, I would estimate that if you come home from the range with more 9mm shells than you fired, it’s a financial savings.

But what’s of much greater value than the cost of a bullet is your second amendment rights and we’ve already seen the lead bullet ban in California. I believe that now is the time to learn how to reload your own bullets, regardless of cost or savings.

In my opinion, it just makes since that liberals and those who support gun control would try… Continue reading

Where To Shoot a Hog

Where to shoot a hogHunting wild hogs is very different from hunting deer and requires a different shot placement. Hog’s have a very tough shoulder blade which can stop an arrow and in some cases even a bullet.

Shot placement on a whitetail deer is always a heart or lung shot. However, the best shot placement for a wild hog is behind the ear.

In most situations, this shot will drop a hog right where he’s… Continue reading

Hunting Public Land and Courtesy to Others

Wild TurkeyThis weekend I went to the public wildlife management area near my home to do some scouting. The WMA doesn’t permit motorized vehicles beyond the parking lot and the entrance to the WMA is one mile from the parking lot. For this reason most people entering the area do so on mountain bikes.

I was riding my bike up the main trail past the first gated entrance when suddenly I spotted a wild turkey just a short distance inside the barbwire. Looking twice, however, I realized it was fake. I looked a little further and saw a blind set up with two men peeking over it watching me ride by.

My first thought was, “Sorry for riding through your… Continue reading

Deer Hunting Tip for Beginners – Choose a Single Location to Hunt

first BuckHaving never killed anything larger than a rabbit, my goal for the fall of 2013 is to kill my first deer and first hog.

There is a wildlife management area only 20 minutes from my home. It’s easy for me to drive there on Saturday mornings and scout for deer and hog signs. I’ve already been there for the past three weekends in a row and am beginning to become vary familiar with the area. I’ve even picked out several areas within it that I want to investigate closely on future scouting trips.

However, just 45 minutes to the north is another management area that boasts some of the best hunting in the state through its quota hunt program… Continue reading