Old Timers.. Lead Levels?


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Gary H
January 1, 2004, 10:22 PM
I'm curious as to if any of you long term reloaders of lead have had your lead levels tested and if so, what were the results?

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ACP230
January 1, 2004, 10:34 PM
I've been reloading since 1979, starting with the .38 Special and a Lee Loader. I moved on to loading nine handgun cartridges and three or four rifle rounds with a Lee C and a Turret press. I loaded a lot of .45 ACP with LRN bullets back when I shot bowling pins in Central Lake, MI every year. I was also shooting HP then and loading most of my practice and match ammo.

I had my lead levels checked about five years ago and they were normal.
I didn't cast bullets and some of my reloading was with FMJ .30 caliber bullets, rather than lead slugs.

I've always been careful to wash after loading, and after shooting.
I may have the test done again this year, although I haven't been reloading as much due to the cheap surplus 9mm and .308
available now.

JoeHatley
January 2, 2004, 11:01 AM
I started reloading in 1980. Mostly cast bullets. Had my lead level tested last year. Doc said it was on the high side of the "normal" range.

Joe

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