Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    User
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Age
    32
    Posts
    435

    Default Lead for sinkers

    Hi Guys

    Can anyone maybe direct me to where in the Cape Town area I can buy lead blocks I can use to make sinkers?

  2. #2
    User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    5,890

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Go to the range. Sift through the backstop (while nobody is shooting). Melt and pour.

  3. #3
    User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Worcester
    Age
    35
    Posts
    994

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    wheel weights ??

  4. #4
    User
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Western Cape, Cape Town
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,383

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Do not think you save that much in melting your sinkers if you need to buy lead ingots.

    As people suggested try getting scrap lead for free or go snorkeling at low tide.

  5. #5
    User
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    GP
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,732

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Proudprado View Post
    Go to the range. Sift through the backstop (while nobody is shooting). Melt and pour.
    In Gauteng that is called a profession.

  6. #6
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pietermaritzburg - KZN
    Posts
    621

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Try battery shops. They usually break up old car batteries and sell the lead as scrap metal

  7. #7
    User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Worcester
    Age
    35
    Posts
    994

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Battery lead is very dangerous, dont use it.

  8. #8
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Stellenbosch, Western Cape
    Age
    29
    Posts
    4,945

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Take your diving gear and take a trip to Gordons bay. I used to dive Crosses and pull out lead there. I actually gave away a whole bag of sinkers just the other day. But, if youre properly prepped (and if you have access to a boat) you could pull out about 30-40kg in a day. Otherwise if you just dive from the side, you could get about 5-10kg. Just a mission to get out of teh water with that much weight

  9. #9
    User
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Stella
    Age
    41
    Posts
    8,921

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Take old spark plugs - work just as well; just beat down the sparking gap.

  10. #10
    User
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    In the belltower behind you...
    Age
    40
    Posts
    8,521

    Default Re: Lead for sinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ds J View Post
    Take old spark plugs - work just as well; just beat down the sparking gap.
    Unfortunately not that well when sliding whole bonnies or yellowtail Still a good idea when scratching although not sure how well they would degrade?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [FOR SALE] 124 gr lead RN
    By vo1ty in forum Accessories for Sale (Parts, Magazines, Stocks, Scopes, Reloading etc.)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-07-2015, 21:23
  2. Lead-Free versus Lead-Based Hunting Ammunition (Article)
    By Hobbes in forum General Hunting Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-05-2015, 10:15
  3. .458 LEAD
    By Richard83 in forum Reloading Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 07:51
  4. LEAD 45 ACP
    By Richard83 in forum Reloading Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-11-2013, 22:44
  5. To lead or not to lead
    By Messor in forum General Hunting Discussion
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 21-01-2012, 19:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •