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Old 02-13-2018, 11:02 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by flashwilcox View Post
He says he can get it to about 95% pure with his double burn/smelter process. I tried to explain the input needed to get it there let alone the labor.

Oh well really muzzleloaders are the market as far as guns go, i would think. Then again i don't really know.
Depending on what he is smelting out of it, he may actually be lowering the value. If it is just dirt and such fine.

Muzzleloaders prefer pure lead, however those who cast pistol and rifle bullets( a larger market) are often willing to pay more for harder alloys with more tin and antimony. "Burning" the tin out can actually be a bad thing, particularly with tin bringing $8-$10 a pound.

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