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putz463
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:02 am  Reply with quote
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For those of you who make your own lead shot; is it a PITA or an enjoyable pass time? The videos online make it look somewhat interesting and not too difficult. I have a bunch of lead & a deep mechanical background and considering making my own shot. Looking for experienced first hand feedback.

Any input appreciated, thanks in advance...

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Gil S
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:24 am  Reply with quote
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Doggai had a system for making shot that was semi-industrial in size and scope. Haven't seen John post in a while and hope he is okay. He offered the system to anyone who would pick it up. He also sold off his guns. Gil
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byrdog
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:07 am  Reply with quote
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I can get 50 lbs of lead shot for $85.00 delivered from Gamaliel . I dont think you could make it for that unless you have a source for free clean lead. I dont want to discourage any one from trying something new. I looked at this and I had to consider the health risk to me from lead fumes and to the dogs from anti freeze.

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brdslayr
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:51 pm  Reply with quote



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Well if you dont want to have to reinvent the wheel, ive got a shotmaker with size 6 and size 8 dripoers. $275 shipped. 5092050357
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STV311A
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:19 pm  Reply with quote



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Don't use anti freeze. Just use the cheap Dollar General or Family Dollar liquid fabric softener. Not the concentrate stuff.
Works great.

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putz463
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:36 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks for the input, good stuff, considering not reinventing the wheel + fabric softener would probably smell a ton better than antifreeze.

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Griffon
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:40 pm  Reply with quote



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Just took 25,000 lbs of lead ballast, 65lb ingots out of a ship, lead anyone for your shot maker?

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