buy it anytime of year but instead of going and buying the lead ingots from stores go to junk yards and tire stores and see if ya can buy it there. Sometimes you can find a better source such as these I have mentioned and get a lot better price on lead any time of the year. I know of some that have bought a whole 5 gal bucket full of tire weights from a local tire store for around 5 dollars. Good Luck
If you know any roofers hit them up also. Lots of old homes have lead flashing on them. I just had a friend give me about 30 pounds not long ago from some re-roofs he was doing. The tire shops are now helping me also. I manage to find all of mine free, just put out the word and it will start rolling in soon.
Lead prices are way, way up there....I wouldn't by it.
The price of lead is not seasonal but depends upon supply and demand. I try to get my lead in late falll so I have the dead time of winter to pour most of my weights. Around here, a 3 oz bank sinker sells for about sixty cents. Thats about twenty cents and ounce, or 3.20 for a pound of sinkers. I buy lead at seventy-five cents a pound, so I don't consider the price to be high.
i get my lead for free now. we go through a lot of lead, and i make weights for a lot of people. i have found the best time to ask for lead is when you are buying a tire! they seem more willing to part with it for nothing when you are putting money in their pocket!
After duck season i have bought decoy weights on sale for as little as $5 for a 8 lb. box. Easy to get in my small pot too. I talked to my tire guy and he said if they pass this law lead tire weights will be a thing of the past. They want to go to ceramic.
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