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Lead going up?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Borchardt, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. Borchardt

    Borchardt Member

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    The last primary lead smelter in the US is closing next year, thanks to the EPA. This cannot bode well for lead prices or shooting in general.

    http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL2E8HT76620120629
     
  2. b12

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    Ethonal ging up because the plants are over stock with the stuff and need away to get rid of it. If the manufactures of ethanol not maintain a certain production then they will loose subsisties ( Your tax dollars ). They asked the epa for a mandantory 15%. Problem is cars engines are designed for 10%. But what the hell people don't seem to complain to State Senators or congressman so everyone don't mind throwing their tax dollars away. Wild Bill
     
  3. timberfaller

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    The EPA still believes children are starving and eating lead based paint. SO lead needs to be banned!!

    We have a Public service message in our state say SO!!

    Ethanol is a bad/poor product and lead is a "natural" element and is safe.

    So which product do you think they(guberment) attack??

    The EPA is packed full of "greenies" the only way to solve the problems they create, is to get rid of the agency!!
     
  4. 527varmint

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    Like everything else it is probably already cheaper to make lead in mexico or china and ship it back to the US. I mean 20 dollars an hour and healthcare or 1 dollar a day with no breaks plus all the taxes. Probably won't make much difference in lead prices.

    Ethanol subsidies are encouraging farmers to plant every inch of land with corn. They used to get incentives to leave critical wildlife habitat unplowed such as steep land prone to erosion a long streams. It is devastating pheasants.

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/hunting/2010/09/corn-based-ethanol-production-threatens-bird-habitats

    http://www.seriousbirdhunting.com/2012/01/05/will-ethanol-crush-sds-pheasants/

    Ethanol is an environmental disaster due to messed up subsidies and politics. Why should the farming or any other industry get subsides? "Capitalism doesn't work when its propped up by socialism." - Me
     
  5. warpspeed

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    The company is called Doe Run. They are based in St Louis, MO and are privately held.

    The plant in question is located in Herculaneum, Missouri but they have several other facilities including those that recycle lead from batteries and other sources.
     
  6. over the hill

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    Noticed a few days ago the Interstate battery store is paying 10.00 for used batteries. It was 7 or 8 awhile ago. That's a pretty good jump.


    Regards....Gerald
     
  7. Mark425

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    Early last month Lawrence Mag was $36.50 from our clubs supplier, its $39.57 as of yesterday. Don't know if the shutdown has anything to do with the price or is it just the slow step ladder towards ever higher prices.
     
  8. b12

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    Yep for every .25 cent up in price their is probably 10 young people giving up the sport. The quicker the shooting prices go up the quicker the sport can fade away then all the suppliers can turn out the lights and go home. Wild Bill
     
  9. shannon391

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    priced me out at $28. I'll come back if things recover.
     
  10. slide action

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    The EPA is not "PERFECT" ??!! No they are a bunch of socialist coimmies! They (under the direction of Hussien Obama) are sworking feverisly to completely shut down the coal industry! Remember Obama PROMISED to regulate them out of buisness! They work very hard at trying to insure NO refiners will be built in the U.S. and that we will stay dependent on The Muslim nations for oil! They openly talk of "Cruifying" anybody they see as an enemy of their so called "Green" agenda! Any common sense this bunch had was gone LONG AGO! The socialist witch that runs them now is whacko nut job!
     
  11. GrandpasArms

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    I'm not reloading these days, but I will still buy bags of shot. My kids will be delighted to have it when the cost per bag hits $100+ - AND IT WILL, but probably not in the years I have remaining.

    Larry
     
  12. b12

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    Austrialia's Govt. has to the Musslims if they don't like the way the rules and laws are in Aussie land then get the hell out. Wish out chicken shit politations had back bone like that. Wild Bill
     
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