Plumbum and...Copper

why lead so simply to get - from usual metal junk
but copper so hard to find?

hardly need more copper
it for 5.45 NATO. hell of copper tubes i need.
.223 need copper too - but many less.

Smash refrigerators for copper tubes or whatever.

Yeah, for maximum copper, find a Grocery Store, and dismantle all the refrigerators. You’ll get 20+ copper tubes from each store.

aha. thanks.
i forgot about that

I have to admit I’m kind of confused at the requirement for copper tubing for most reloads. I hand load (9mm, .45 acp, .45 colt and .454 casull in pistol, 7.62x54r, .223, and .308 in rifle) and I’ve never had to use any. The only thing I can think of is in actual jacketing/plating of bullets, or the manufacture of gas checks, but since both are fairly complex processes that require specialized equipment and machining tools I fail to see how it applies to reloading in game. Of course if we actually had to go and find (or cast, which would require molds, and a tool for sizing, and a lube compound) bullets of the correct size/weight/composition/shape I suspect it would become needlessly complex.