I'm way up in the UP. Not a lot of reloaders or bullet casters up here. I lucked out.Mtgrs737 said:freakshow,
Sounds like you have a good deal going, around here scrougers are beating the bushes for lead to sell to the recyclers. Most of the large tire shops have contracted with the battery companies to sell only to them. I have told my relates and friends to stock up as a lot of wheel weights are now zinc or steel.
That'll work. I look for the tell tail signs you've pointed out and when it's time to get into smelting I'll look them over again and watch my temps.Mtgrs737 said:Zinc weights have a different sound when you tap them on the concrete, they also may have the steel clip riveted on to them instead of cast in like lead, some are have the letters "Zn" cast in to them. Zinc is harder than lead and will float on top of molten lead that is under 700 degrees, so get a thermometer and keep your smelting pot under 700.