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I have about 20 plated bullets that I pulled that have the copper plating scraped down to the lead. I'm going to be casting some soon & was wondering: If I throw them in with some wheel weights will the copper rise to the top like the WW clips?

Also I would like heat treat/quench my bullets. I don't like the idea of having a bucket of water around while I'm casting. I've read a little about how to heat them in the oven & then quenching them. Any body know how well this works?
 

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Yes on the copper plating, won't be much there but it will skim off the top.
The oven works if you have good heat control but I always used a coffee can 2/3rds full with water placed 90* to my right and at arms length. Not much can go wrong if you are using your head, and I prefer to quench immediately on casting. I did all casting outdoors. You are much more likely to get burned by splashing the hot lead when skimming or adding materials than by having the can of water nearby.
 
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