Advice on lead melter?

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by roddy, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. roddy


    Looking at the lee lead melters because they are reasonably priced. Do they work well? I was also looking at Lyman but they look a little more pricy. I'm a firm believer that usually you get what you pay for. Is the Lyman a better quality? Any thoughts are welcome. TY
  2. Rednek

    Rednek "The Widow's Son"

    I've been using a Lee Pro IV 20 for the past 8 years pouring 12 ga. shotgun slugs without any issues. This past fall I used it to melt down over 250# various types of scrap lead into 1# ingots.

    Just had a custom mold made for a trolling keel weight that will be in 2, 3 and 4 oz sizes that are also going to include a single treble hook. I cannot wait to start pouring these weights and putting some paint on them.

    I have had zero issues pouring the large 525 Gr. Lyman Sabot Slugs from the Lee melter.

  3. eyesman_01

    eyesman_01 getting wEYESer every day

    I also have the Lee Pro Pot and have no complaints. Been pouring jigs and weights with it for several years.