I'm finding it very hard to get my hands on any lead over here. Well, in my region anyway... All the tire weights have been zink here for years. So tire shops is a no go. The scrap yard refused to sell me any lead. Buying fishing or diving weights just to recast them and loose them in the woods would be just expensive and silly. On a very tight budget......
So, what are my metal options for casting my own ammo? Say.....heavy enough for rabbits? Tin (pewter)? What ells is there? And if there is something good enough, please suggest any apropriate mould calibers, grams or mm fishing weight mould.
And, since I am where I am and just in case Big Brother is watching. I am NOT planning on killing any animals in my own country.
With lead being very hard to get, you might just want to switch to steel balls, might check with some industrial suppliers for steel balls in whatever size you would like , maybe 12mm would be good, and talk to a sales rep to get the lowest grade of steel or maybe cast iron balls, sometimes you can get them on a clearance type deal at a very reasonable price, that's what I am shooting mostly steel balls from an industrial bearing supplier.
Also, actually there's not much wrong with just shooting rocks, make up a screen type filter with something like 12mm holes in it and dump gravel in, that way everything smaller falls thru, and then just pick out what you want, very cheap. good luck and happy shooting. rocks are good and usually accurate enough out to around 20 yards or so.