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only so much lead left

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    So, I have just enough lead to make 75 shotgun shells.

    And its going to be my las lead for a long, long, long time.

    I just came across 2 #'s of blue dot- far more for the task at hand.

    So, what should I make ?

    I have three thoughts :

    I. 7/8th oz slug, and 6 .311 roundballs

    II. 18 .311 roundballs

    III. 2 .575 roundballs, and 3 .311 roundballs.

    More of a "what should I do for fun this week" thread, and one that everyone can get in on !

    If you have other thoughts, feel free to chime in.
  2. lightman

    lightman Well-Known Member

    I can't advise you on your bullets, as I don't know your needs. But I am curious if you are having problems finding lead.

    I'm still scrounging lead, even though I have a good stash, and I'm still finding quite a bit for free, and even more fairly cheap. My wheelweight buys are having more zinc and iron than in the past, but still enough lead that I will take them. I'm also still getting phone company cable and some roofing stuff. Lightman
  3. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    Not having problems finding lead- having problems using it.

    I believe after this batch- which will be in my final winter batch, that casting is going to be at most a once in a year event for me.

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