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bimini



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 08 8:08 pm    Post subject: disposing of lead pellets?  Reply with quote    

Have recently bought an air rifle which I am practicing with so that I can soon feel confident about putting something in the pot.

I've made a pellet catcher but now need to dispose of the pellets. I am guessing that they are made of lead and so how should I be disposing of them? I feel uncomfortable putting them in my bin for landfill. Can they be recycled? What do other downsizers do?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 08 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I collect mine and I'll take them along to the rifle club I belong to as they sell all their scrap lead. Otherwise I'd take them along to our local tip and put them into the metal skip unless they had a specific area for lead.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 08 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you fish or know anyone that fishes? They can make some cheap weights.

Justme

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 08 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or diving clubs make their own weights (or used to). Mind you, you'd need a lot of pellets.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could turn them into bullets for black powder pistol shooting. We fire them into a sand back stop (on their way through a paper target) and evey year recover the lead which is sold for scrap or reused.

If you want to dispose of any small amounts of lead and are coming to the downsizer meet I'd be interested.

Reuse lead please.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 08 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Justme wrote:
Do you fish or know anyone that fishes? They can make some cheap weights.

Justme


Oh know you can't Richard. Its been made illegal to use small lead fishing weights because of the threat to swans and other waterfowl, who dredge them up off the bottom of lakes and rivers as they are feeding.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 08 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bodger wrote:
Justme wrote:
Do you fish or know anyone that fishes? They can make some cheap weights.

Justme


Oh know you can't Richard. Its been made illegal to use small lead fishing weights because of the threat to swans and other waterfowl, who dredge them up off the bottom of lakes and rivers as they are feeding.


Dint mean the small ones. Was thinking about the larger weights.

Like these http://www.fishingweightmolds.com/shop.php?viewcategory=101


Justme

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