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how is modern shot made

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by maclellan1911, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    How is modern shot made? Any pictures or videos of shot being made on a large scale opperation.....not home made.
     
  2. JTEA

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    Lead is melted, cast over a heated plate with appropriate sized holes. Molten lead falls through holes and is either dropped from a tower 30 ft. into oil or water (West Coast shot) / OR dropped onto a spinning metal plate which forms the spheres.


    We have a local shooter who makes fine shot from old wheel weights. He has agreements with auto shops and drives a circuit to pick it up. It's actually harder than the commercial shot due to the alloys used in the weights.


    JT
     
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