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Lead Disposal....Question

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by culcreuch, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. culcreuch

    culcreuch Donator

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    I have been shooting rather a lot of pellets recently. Most of them have been stopped by a pellet trap. My question is.....how do I legally dispose of the lead?


    Brian
     
  2. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    Wait until you have a few kilograms and go to a scrap dealer. You will get some money back and it's good to recycle.
     
  3. Greg1983

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    Shot them in a sack and give it to the local scrap collectors they can weigh it in along with there scrap :) or you can save it your self and weigh it in it may buy you a few time of pellets at the end of the year.
     
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    As said, take it down the scrappy & maybe get a little for them, personally I melt them down & make fihing weights - if you have any mates that do a bit of sea fishing they might be interested?
     
  5. culcreuch

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    Thanks to all. Don't have a local scrappy......but I do mess around with catapults......and I could probably melt down for my own ammo. Would need to do a lot more shooting though :rolleyes: I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier!
     
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    essex sniper Banned BANNED

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    I dispose of all my lead in rabbits heads ...I think its the best thing to do with it lol
     
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    If you fancy just giving it away you could probably just take it to your local recycling centre / tip and dump it in the metal bin. A handful of lead scraps night not be quite what they had in mind though, so I'd make something out of it like the others have suggested.
     
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    Is it possible to get a mould/press and make your own pellets? I am a fisherman and I remember making my own sinkers years ago.
     
  9. Greg1983

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    Yeah you can buy them, check eBay you will find them on there.
     
  10. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    You can get moulds for catapult shot from fleeBay. The last time I looked they went for about £20.
     
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    Or a bullet mould like I have for my Colt Armys...make great catapult ammo!
     
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    wait till you have enough then get a old saucepan about 6" wide and melt them and leave to cool. I used to have one great garden target nice and quite and all the pellets just mush into the target
     
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    It is amazing just how quickly I am collecting lead. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. The post from Macdoog jogged my memory.....I think I may have a Henry Krank 2 ball mould somewhere in the garden shed. Might be worth finding it!
     
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    Don't forget, when you are melting lead, make sure you are in a very well ventilated area, wear a mask if you have it and don't use the pot for any cooking ever again. Lead is toxic!!!!!!
     
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    Is it actually all lead nowadays or classed as white metal?
     
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    I just throw my caught lead pellets in the bin. Should I not be doing that?
     
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    I don't think lead may be disposed of in normal domestic rubbish....that's why I originally asked the question!
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to bin lead either due to its toxicity. Your local tip should have lead disposal if you'd rather just get rid, but better to save it up and weigh it in to buy your pellets with?
     
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    I heard tell of a character who used to go to the rifle club I do and collect all the pellets, then he'd take them home, melt them into an ingot and take it to the scrapman. Maybe I should start doing that as we sweep up loads of pellets after a session. Not to mention the state of my back garden...:rolleyes:
     
  20. culcreuch

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    I normally use a pellet catcher for targets.....but also plink a lot with a pistol using empty cans
    . Those ones are well and truly buried in the bank at he back of the garden :(
     

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