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Old 02-03-2008, 08:17 PM
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Hi guys & Madam! I'm here and there, mostly there, wherever that is. I have picked a few propane bottles out of our scrap for??? One of the guys was going to pump them up with air and shoot them at a distance with a HP rifle. He's like the guy on the Dukes Of Hazard movie that likes to blow stuff up. One is medium sized, one BBQ grill sized. I have recently entered the world of bullet casting and was wondering if a cut off bottle with a Brinkman turkey fryer burner under it would survive 800*? I used to brew beer with these burners but the doctor and wifey conspired together to make me stop brewing for health reasons. My new hobby is shooting and ammo prices are outrageous, just of lately everything increased in price but powder. I now reload and cast my own bullets in an old cast iron dutch oven. I want to Supersize (Go king, Biggie size) my operation to make more ingots in less time. Also if anyone here has lead, linotype, wheel wieghts that you have no need for I would be willing to pay shipping.

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Old 02-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:44 PM
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LOL, no what?
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:25 PM
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The weight alone would be too much for your turkey heater,besides the propane tank isn't made for that . It would be an accident just waiting to happen.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:00 PM
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Also if anyone here has lead, linotype, wheel wieghts that you have no need for I would be willing to pay shipping.
go to the range on a non-shoot day and dig the spent bullets from the dirt bank ....wash, dry and toss in pot and heat up ....copper and or brass jackets will float to the top to be sorted and your left with lead ...it will get you out of the house ....and it is free.....i knew a guy that did that while he was laid off and would get at lest "2" 5 gallon buckets full each week
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:11 PM
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I get free lead from the indoor range, as much as I want. Problem is it's too soft. Need Tin or WW or Antimony (not alimony) to harden 'er up. I got some wheel weights from Wal-Mart the other day, about two gallon bucket worth. Some of the guys guys at Cast Boolits are using old Propane bottles for thier smelting pots. I posted there right after I posted here. I figured you guys have the most experience with Propane tanks. They are having good results, but how would I valve molten metal? I would hate to ladle that deep of a pot!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:19 PM
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My Turkey fryer was thrown away many eons ago and the burner became part of a RIMS brewing system, totally automated, along with two other Brinkman burners and a PLC controller and heating chamber. I am building a stan now to accomodate the burner and propane bottle. I am stuck at the valve part as molten metal will pass through it.

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Old 02-04-2008, 12:17 AM
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Bob you can make your life simpler by checking out electric lead pots from Lyman, RCBS or Lee. They are available in various sizes and prices. I've found the 10 and 20 # pots the most useful if you are casting for yourself. If money is an issue check with Lee, I think their 10 pounder is about $50 or less.
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Is it for black powder?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:34 AM
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Bob, don't use propane bottle to melt lead. Molten lead will cause pain and agony plus permanent damage.

Don't jump out of a perfectly good airplane either. You can use PVC for air if you want though...
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