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

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