Advice on lead melter?

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

  1. roddy

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    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"

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    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.