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According to the video, they want to smelt the lead and cast bullets.
Those who melt their sailboats into bullets will end up crewing for those who don't.

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Re: Keel cutter, this is sick!

I cant believe it worked! WTF

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According to the video, they want to smelt the lead and cast bullets.
so now we are going to have a shortage of bullets -and- cheap sailboats?

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Re: Keel cutter, this is sick!

Didn't George Washington used an ax to do the same thing?
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According to the video, they want to smelt the lead and cast bullets.
Starting a war?
Killing a deer takes one bullet.
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Starting a war?
Killing a deer takes one bullet.
But getting accurate enough to hit them takes hundreds or even thousands.

And often it takes more than one to kill a deer.

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Starting a war?
Killing a deer takes one bullet.
Yes, but staying in practice so you you can kill your deer with one shot takes a lot more than one bullet. If you have your own range, you can salvage the lead bullets, clean the lead and use it again.

Also, due to present political issues, there is nation wide shortage of reloading components right now, including bullets. If you want to practice, so you can get your "deer" with one bullet, using salvage lead and casting or swaging your own bullets can save a LOT of money.

Several years ago, (more than 20), I saw this done exactly the same way. This is not a new method. The debris from the cutting is fairly large and not likely to be powdered and spread beyond the area where the work is done. It worked then and obviously, it works now. Keep the saw sharp, don't get in a hurry, use plenty of bar oil and use the proper PPE.

Two good reasons to cut up the massive chunk of lead:

1. It is too heavy to move without special equipment if left in one piece.

2. The typical lead pot used for casting bullets holds no more than 20 lbs, and the pieces usually have to be smaller than 2 pounds to fit into the pot.

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Starting a war?
Killing a deer takes one bullet.
Becoming a good enough marksman to kill one with one bullet certainly takes a lot more of them.

Plus, a lot of us like to shoot guns for fun they way other people like to take illegal drugs for fun.

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Re: Keel cutter, this is sick!

I can see it now, keel sculptures made with chain saws. Instead of regattas we can have sculpture showings with everyone in scuba gear. Also a whole new sailing activity for the snow bound.
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Re: Keel cutter, this is sick!

It's actually a really good idea for folks that cast bullets and reload, I never would have thought of it.
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