RANGE SCRAP........

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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:33 pm

No Pics because it didn't work...............BUGGER :loco:

Looks like a bolt cropper in the vice will be the only free :roll: solution
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:34 am

Duncan,

Why not just apply heat?
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:49 am

Split cases will melt more efficiently and some range scrap is complete. The range where I am getting the scrap is an indoor one therefore all scrap is clean & jacketed except .22lr.
Just seemed like a good plan :loco:
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:16 pm

Duncan,

I've always found that the lead melts out of even full jackets and that they float to the top.

The old military range (now rows of houses) where we used to do test firings of Brens and Vickers guns, was also used on weekends by military rifle clubs, which were civilian clubs under the old training schemes, and 99.999% of the stuff in the butts was jacketed.
A civilian contractor used to keep the butts in order and he would shovel the projectiles into his melter, he sold the lead and the jackets as scrap.
I used to get the spoil from our indoor range.

Them was the days. :D
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:37 am

When I get some of the scrap I will do a scientific test :loco: and try cut and whole bullets to see if there is a difference in time taken to separate the copper & lead. .......
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby joseyclosey » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Are the scrap bullets total metal jackets Duncan? Any jacketed in my range scrap usually has an exposed base.
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:01 pm

Some are Joe but I won't know till I actually get it..............
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Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Postby Reese Williams » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am

Duncain,

You seem hell bent on doing it the hard way. The above advice is correct, throw them in a pot and melt them down. The jackets and all the other dirt will float to the top where it can be skimmed off. the amount of lead that remains in the jackets is trivial. I've been recovering and recasting range lead for 40+years, from an outdoor range where you have to deal with dirt as well. A plumbers furnace is the ideal tool for rendering range scrap.

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