Lead prices

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by canebreaker, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I went to the Reloader's Bench in Mt. Juliet, TN.
    They carry lead bars, 25 to 30 pounds, 1.25 per pound.
    Not sure of what they are made of.
     
  2. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Well I would hope it would be made out of lead!
     

  3. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Do you make your own weights? If you do what styles do you make?
     
  4. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    clean lead is up to 1.25 lb.. And the local bait shop wanted to give me 25 cents a lb for it.. You notice I said he wanted to not that I sold him any... hehehe
     
  5. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i know you dont need lead but if you do give me a hollar
     
  6. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    scrap yards are only paying .10 to .25 cents per pound..
     
  7. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    What the scrap yards is buying is scrap lead at that price, not clean lead.. They then sort it and sell it for 40 cents a pound.. We get 40 cents for ours and we ship 36,000 lbs at a time
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    sorry guys but i just bought 500 lbs.of plumers lead for 20 cents a lb.and that was at a salvage yard here in mena.
     
  9. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Johnnie.. You could sell that to the black powder guys for making bullets and turn a good profit..
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    it wasnt yesterday sorry i didnt give more info.i gave a bunch of it to pete at picwick so he could make small jigs with it.the rest im mixing with tire weights and battery lead for making sinkers.ive got 6 or 7 hundred lbs.of lead now,i know that sounds like a lot ,but when you need 10 to 16 ounces to stay on fish it dont last long.
     
  11. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Yeah people think 500 lbs of lead is alot until you start making sinkers or lead ingots.. I drill inner cell connectors off of forklift batterys for lead. 2 of us can do 6 batterys in about 3 hrs for about 100 lbs of lead.. When cleaned that makes around 160, 8 oz sinkers.. Not much when you think about it.. I would hate to try making a living out of it..
     
  12. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    I think I would start using old window weights about then :wink:
     
  13. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    All the old window weight I seen were made out of cheap steel..
     
  14. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    well yea but they still sink
     
  15. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    They use to work good for trotline weights and throwlines..
     
  16. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 molds for different style .357 bullets.
    2 molds for no-snags.
    4 molds for bank sinkers, 1/8th to 8 oz.
    1 mold for small egg sinkers.
    1 mold for pinch-ons
    2 molds for removable split shots.
    3 molds for jigheads
    2 molds for bass sinkers.
    2 molds for small cannon balls.

    This ought to keep me busy.
    A good supply of mixed lead,
    I do have to buy pure lead from time to time.
     
  17. crackers

    crackers New Member

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    Just got a bass pro catalog in the mail and 8oz sinkers are 5.49$ each. that is for just one sinker. that makes led at 11.49 cents a pound... piermid sinkers re 5.99 each 8oz sinkers...
     
  18. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    At that price they might as well forget about selling them...
     
  19. crackers

    crackers New Member

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    lead for making sinkers that come in 5 lb ingots are 4.50$ a lb. at bass pro in springfield.. guess ill use rocks before i pay that price for my sinkers...
     
  20. bearcat

    bearcat Member

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    Lead shot for reloading shotgun shells runs from 43 to 45 $ for a 25 lb bag. It hurts when you shoot in more ways than one. I have started loading 1 oz and 7/8 oz load for trap.