I've mentioned before here, that one way to accomplish gun control is the make some of the components unavailable. Few people have probably noticed that lead is increasingly harder to get and more expensive. Then, there's also the simple concern of having supplies on hand if hard times come knocking. So, whenever I get my tires changed, I look around the lot for wheel weights. The owner discovered the price of lead a few years ago and now tells his employees to pick them up so he can sell them, rather than give them to customers who ask. However, they don't bother to claw any out of the cracks like I do.
Yesterday, while waiting on my truck, I picked up 9.7 ounces of lead weights. If I knock off 1.7 ounces for waste, I still have half a pound. According to info that I found online, that would let me cast 17 of the.500 balls that I use in my smoothbore muzzleloader. Seventeen balls would put a lot of meat in the freezer. I think I'll keep looking, whenever I go back!