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    Lightbulb Has anyone here ever scrapped lead "range scrap? Not Brass casings.



    These guys make it seem like there's hundreds of pounds of lead scrap sitting on the ground at shooting ranges.

    Have any of you guys ever tried this?

    Are all bullets made of lead?

    Excuse my arrogance but gun ranges aren't as popular here in Canada, especially in urban areas.



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    Yes I screen lead from ranges
    it's really easy in the spring to pickup the shiny copper and brass coated rounds that the snow and ice catch and leave in nice little piles on top of the ground.
    in the warm months it's shredded, half buried and looks like rocks.
    a screen is very helpful and like searching for anything the more you do it the faster you can get through the material
    My yard buys it all at standard lead prices but of course YYMV.
    there is steel shot from shotguns but most rounds are lead (coated or not) to prevent damage to the rifling of a barrel .
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    I would guess that re-loaders would pay top prices for this type of lead. Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    To the OP. 225*lbs in 30 min means nobody has screened the backstop in a LONG time, if ever. Or the shooting range is very busy. I have found a few spent bullets in the dirt, but I did not have the proper equipment so only a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutpie View Post
    To the OP. 225*lbs in 30 min means nobody has screened the backstop in a LONG time, if ever. Or the shooting range is very busy.
    agreed nutpie, I shoot for 75 lbs an hour...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHscrapman View Post
    agreed nutpie, I shoot for 75 lbs an hour...
    75 lbs an hour is pretty good..


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