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ANY VALUE TO OLD SHOT IN THE BAGS?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tbuster, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. tbuster

    tbuster Member

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    I am just wondering if there is any value to old shot that is still in the original bag. I am not trying to sell any but did buy some the other day and it looks like it may be forty plus years old. I just thought before I started reloading it, someone might be able to tell me if there is any value to such a thing. Thanks.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no more than market value for lead shot. Shoot the shot and save the bag.
     
  3. ExFedex

    ExFedex Active Member

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    If the shot is oxidized you may want to clean it before putting it in a reloader. It can be a real mess and also a health hazard if there is oxidation. Went thru that about a year ago with some Remington shot. Never again.
     
  4. tbuster

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    Okay, thanks for the information. I appreciate it. I'll shoot it and check the quality before running it through.
     
  5. kene

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    have some old shot that is oxidized -- what is best / easiest way to clean it up if you do not have any "heavy duty" tools?
     
  6. Macdaddy

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    Put your shot in a rifle brass tumbler with a very small amount of powdered graphite. Run 25 lbs for about 15 min or until the shot has become shiny again.

    Another idea is to put your shot in clean, metal paint cans and take to your local paint store and have them shake them in their paint shaker.

    just a few ideas.
     
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