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

Black Powder Ammo

Best muzzleloader bullet

To somewhat oversimplify black powder bullets, we can say that they come in two types, round ball and conical bullets. Round balls are exactly as the name describes, lead balls that are round. Conical bullets, however, can come in a myriad of shapes and configurations, from a pure lead conical, to sabot slugs, to PowerBelt bullets.

There are many factors that go into the decision of which muzzleloader bullet to buy for your gun. For example… Continue reading