I am looking to replenish my bullet material supply. I just purchased 300 lbs of lino @ $1.25 per lb,.all as loose type on ebay. I was fortunate the seller was within an hours driving distance, so no shipping cost, just a little gas. I want to get some lead, and or WW alloy to go along with this. The price of processed lead per lb, from the commercial smelters is horrific, running in the $2 + per lb range. Shipping is likely a factor in this cost.
What do most of the casters here prefer to do? Pay top dollar for the convenience of having bullet alloy ingots, delivered right to your door, pre blended, ready to cast, or scrounge scrapyards, tire stores etc, and then have to blend and smelt yourself?