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Old Timers.. Lead Levels?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Gary H, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Gary H

    Gary H Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Well-Known Member

    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.


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