I don't even recall what I said - it certainly was not overt - but somehow my wife sniffed out my hidden agenda and told me in clear and uncertain terms that I was NOT going to melt lead in the stainless steel saucepans.A 2 quart pot to melt wheel weights in. You can also use this when alloying metal. If you are tempted to "borrow" a pot from your wife, DON'T!. You'll end up buying her an entire new set of cookware even if you asked her for the pot. Once women see lead being melted in one of their pots, they tend to go a little nuts.
Originally posted by Walking Point:
I'm having to keep my alloy at 770 degrees with Lee moulds and 830 degrees with steel moulds in order to get properly filled out bullets(20:1 or #2 alloy).
Everything I read indicates bullets can be cast at less than 700 degrees. Maybe the guys casting at lower temperatures are using an alloy containing linotype, which I haven't tried yet