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    Default Cheapest source for lead shots for the beefing up my 703 stands

    Hi All,

    I would like to beef up the recent stands i got for he LSIM 703's


    http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36B



    Can some body please let me know the cheapest sorce for leads shots specifically in and around NJ.
    I know sand is cheap but would like to stick to lead shots or ant metal filling to add maximum weight possible.


    Thanks in advance.

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    You could use a mix of sand and gardening pebbles - they get pretty heavy and the sand dampens the sound. either way you want to use at least some sand I think...

    Good luck with the quest!

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    How about some copperhead BBS and some fine sand. Less toxic than lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    Hi All,

    I would like to beef up the recent stands i got for he LSIM 703's


    http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36B



    Can some body please let me know the cheapest sorce for leads shots specifically in and around NJ.
    I know sand is cheap but would like to stick to lead shots or ant metal filling to add maximum weight possible.


    Thanks in advance.
    Nice stands, I've not seen those before.

    Lead shot is no longer cheap thanks to nobama, but accept no substitute. I use Precision and highly recommend them, http://www.precisionreloading.com/mm...=LEAD_SHOT_BB9
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Nice stands, I've not seen those before.

    Lead shot is no longer cheap thanks to nobama, but accept no substitute. I use Precision and highly recommend them, http://www.precisionreloading.com/mm...=LEAD_SHOT_BB9

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    We typically use Sand, works very well and it's cheaper then lead.
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    Holy smokes, I didn't realize lead was that expensive these days. Seriously man, the lead cost almost as much as some stands. Maybe the sand won't weigh as much as lead, but sure beats the price.

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    Yes, lead shot is very expensive these days. I filled my MS-90/36B with this:

    http://www.basspro.com/Lawrence-High...0829053300283/

    But I paid $15 only in a local store. Sand is cheaper, around $4 for a 50 lb bag and it works almost the same.

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    Well the America's Cup Sailboat Race is the most expensive place for lead shot. The US team was just fined $250,000 for a few ponds of illegal lead shot.


    http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/20...-cup-defender/

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    I just checked , sound anchor stands that Vandersteen uses for most of their models uses sand .I was into getting a used pair of 2ce sigs and inquired whether the stands were that important and for this brand they are .Both for stability and more importantly for a tilt to get the best time array possible.So ther'es another comment on sand over lead.Different product yes.

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    Nice Stands... was looking at site, and nothing shorter than 36" ?

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    Pea-gravel if you don't want a sand mess.

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    If you see the price history on amazon you will be surprised the prices went up from 4$ to 40$ overnight in 2011 and
    stayed at 40$ ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Pea-gravel if you don't want a sand mess.
    Can we get that at Lowes?

    Looks like most of threads recommend lead shot...
    Looks like sound doesn't come cheap

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    The one thing you want to watch out for with sand or pea gravel is moisture in the bags from sitting out in the sun. Condensation dumped into a steel stand eventually leads to rust. Plus it also encourages further condensation. Just something to think about.
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    One more reason to buy towers that use the same amount of space as monitors on a stand.

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    If you buy that lead shot you will have some ammo for the Zombie Apocalypse ready!

    Cheap lead? Try China, they put it in just about every product they send us, as filler? lol

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    It's aluminum so you can cut it at any size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    Looks like most of threads recommend lead shot...
    That is because lead shot per volume weighs more. Mass loading is the goal making other product such as sand a less desirable choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    That is because lead shot per volume weighs more. Mass loading is the goal making other product such as sand a less desirable choice.
    Yup lead it is but have to look around for better prices cannot justify myself spending 60 $ on leads .... Almost half the cost of stands.

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    Sometimes you just have to pay the piper.

    Remember to wear latex gloves when handling lead and wash your hands anyway after doing so.
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    From the pics it looks like that column is open at the bottom, any way to easily seal it up to use a filler such as sand or lead?
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    After looking at these I bought a pair in red. Not like the skylans but I'm not that serious with my bookshelf system, yet.
    http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36R
    I wonder how much lead they would hold??
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    After looking at these I bought a pair in red. Not like the skylans but I'm not that serious with my bookshelf system, yet.
    http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36R
    I wonder how much lead they would hold??
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