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graphite for shotmaking

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by federal paper, Sep 12, 2011.

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  1. federal paper

    federal paper TS Member

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    Best place to get graphite for shotmaking, can't find it locally in anything larger than a couple ounces?
     
  2. Richshoots

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    I have looked for graphite at five automotive parts stores and they all had only small tubes of it. I still am looking for a good quantity supply source.
    Rich
     
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    50lbs for $140
     
  4. Shooting Jack

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    Go to any place that sells tractors and you should find it there. I bought two bottles close to a quart size each for less than twenty dollars at our local John Deere dealer and they will probably last me the rest of my life. Farmers use it on their planters etc. Jackie B.

    PS. I made the mistake of putting four ounces in 100 pounds of shot and you wouldn't believe the mess I made. It got all over my reloaders, hands and shotguns. One oz would have been more than enough. LOL
     
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    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Do a search for Dixon Graphite. Restockit.com will come up as a vendor. They have various size containers and grades. 3 lb of superfine is about $45 (that is a lot of graphite)
     
  6. blaster

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    You can go to John Deere. They have it for corn planter
     
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    Use a teaspoon per 100 pounds. A quart bottle was 3 bucks when I got it, maybe more now.

    HM
     
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    Most of the farm supply stores like Tractor Supply, Orschelins, and local Co-ops will have it also. A little goes a long way!
     
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    Try CAL-Ranch Stores, IFA, or NAPA. You can find the quart size bottle for about $8-$10. Ditto on one teaspoon(or less) per 100 pounds of shot.
     
  10. federal paper

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    Thanks for all the input, once i found it i would have been sure to add to much and had a good mess.
     
  11. lots of 24's

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    One teaspoon or LESS per hundred pounds. What a mess it makes if you use too much. It will be on your shells, on your loader , on your hands, on your boxes.........for months. The benefit is negliglble compared to the mess it makes. I quit using it altogether. Only thing I noticed was, the shot was a different color, and I didnt have that black stuff on everything I own related to loading and shooting. Not really needed in my experience.
     
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    I have a 2lb coffee can I use for a tumbler. With the can 3/4 full of shot I add about a 1/2 a thimbull full and tumble. Comes out polished and lubed. Wild Bill
     
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200539515711?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649


    Try here free shipping I cant go buy it this cheap around here I bought a can of this in February works great will last me years if I dont knock it over lol. I leave a plastic spoon in the can dip a lil out for each bactch in the tumbler. Tumble 10 mins or so looks great!

    Jerry
     
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