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Best way to tumble shot????

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  1. Ljutic78s

    Ljutic78s Member

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    To all you shotmasters,anybody have plans or pictures on how to make a shot tumbler to graphite shot???? Thanks John
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Couple of ideas...

    For large quantities, get a home-version cement mixer. Otherwise, for smaller quantities, get a rock tumbler.

    Jay
     
  3. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    I use a cement mixer. 70# at a time, it is the smaller one.
     
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    himark Well-Known Member

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    Here is my tumbler/setup

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=139082
     
  5. redix

    redix TS Member

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    A home-version cement mixer works great for the Portland Gun Club's shot re-cycling project.
     
  6. 101Diamond

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    Picked up an old cement mixer for free. Removed the baffles and had a buddy spray it with bed liner. Works great. Not an original idea, as I believe I read it on this site a couple years ago.
     
  7. Jim101

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    Old cement mixer works good. I can do about 300 lbs at a time. Jim

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    Are there any tricks used to shine reclaimed shot? The shot is oxidized and I have not been able to remove the oxidation by tumbling it in a cement mixer-do I need to add an abbrasive? If I add graphite, it just adheres to the oxidation. Any suggestions? Thanks, Roger
     
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    HIMARK i read your post on shootgun sight. i found out what you are going throw. saleing shot and not resuppling your lead you wind up with out any lead. lead is getting higher to buy . when i sale any shot it is $35.00 per bag. right now i only want to trade. factory in my area is 50-60 . getting people from other areas you do not get to is a way to go.
     
  10. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I offered my shot out at what I thought to be a very motivating price (my area) that would make me a little bit and keep the ball rolling. But, most guys just want to clean out the supply and not re-plenish it. The only way it works at those prices is to coop with the buyers. It is difficult to convey that message. I do enjoy doing it and if I can do it and help supply others with shot and save myself some $ great! But making shot is going to be a dying hobby I believe with the limited supply of lead apparently.
     
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