where to buy lead? i dont know where to get my lead, can somone help?

Discussion in 'Sinker Making Institute' started by kyledbarnes, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. kyledbarnes

    kyledbarnes New Member

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    where can i get lead from, i found a starter kit from do-it-molds and it looks like what im looking for, im wanting to do mainly egg sinkers, but i dont know where to get my lead, can somone help?
     
  2. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    local scrap yards have it
    My local scrap yard buys lead for 42 cents a pound and sells for 92 cents a pound
    Wish i could catch the guys before they make it in the door with the lead and buy it for around .75, we would both be happy then
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I get used tire weights where I buy my tires. I have to melt it down and clean the clips and slag out of it though.
     
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    You might try automobile salvage yards. If they let you walk around in them, it is easy to pop the wheel weights off the wrecked/salvaged vehicles, and they probably would not charge too much.
     
  5. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    plumbing supply houses. They have lots of it. Or ask a plumber if he has any that he tore out of a job.
     
  6. Grinner

    Grinner New Member

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    Like said above try salvage yards and plumbing shops. You can also check on ebay they have it for sale every once in a while.
     
  7. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    make a deal with someone at a tire shop,fishing weights for wheel wieghts,, thats what i did. net result i have more lead than i will ever use......so many buddies come over and pour what they want....just a pain in the butt cleaning the wheel weights
     
  8. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    Why Bass Pro Shops of course They sell lead and tons of molds and two different style pots
     
  9. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    I can not believe you used that four letter word on our site. The utter shame of it. It just shocks my modesty. Where were you raised my friend? I am all a gogg at your use of four letter words. :sad2:
     
  10. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    Man if your buying lead from @$#@ pro shops,you are getting ripped off bigtime,local plumbers,scrapyards, and tire shops.
    I buy from the local srcap yard and get wheel weights for 40 cents a pound(which I don't buy) and lead pipe for 50 cents a pound,which is what I use a lot of,the pipe is purer lead and makes nicer looking sinkers although I'm sure only I care,cause the fish don't! I also have a friend that rounds me up a bucket full of wheel weights a couple times a year for free. Melt them down and scoop the clips and junk off the top then pour into workable size ingots.
     
  11. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    check craigs list i always see it on there... it is nice to know people that you can get it from for free tho.. a guy at work gave me about 250 pounds of it about a month ago.. just make him the ones he wants i keep the rest. if someone gives me lead to make them weights i tell them up front i keep this much you get the rest i only take a small % of it
     
  12. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    Just bought 51 pounds of good clean lead off of ebay for $43 got it and my pot last week now I just gotta get some molds. Hopefully Santa comes through with some of those bass pro cards and I'll snag some at the after Christmas sale.