Melting Wheel Weights For Bullet Casting

If the need to obtain sources of lead is holding you back from casting your own bullets, or if you simply want a sharper understanding of how to process scrap lead, this is a good video for you. In it, I take a 5 gallon pail full of wheel weights and show – from beginning to end – how to melt it down, what equipment is needed, what to be careful about, how to purify the alloy and then how to make nice, stack-able ingots for future use in your melting pot. Many tips are shared along the way as you are guided through the steps of converting the wheel weights into usable form.

Wheel weights provide a near-perfect alloy for casting bullets, but modern day environmental restrictions have resulted in more and more of them being made of zinc, which you don’t want mixed in. This video shows you a time-saving, easy way to keep zinc from polluting your batch of lead alloy.

Additionally, this video shows how to make a second batch of pure lead ingots (good for muzzle loaders), using the stick-on variety of weights usually found in batches of wheel weights you will obtain.

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