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Painting shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perazzitm, Dec 5, 2010.

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  1. perazzitm

    perazzitm Member

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    Here is something I have been thinking of trying , when shooting at night if standing behind a shooter I can see the shot in air for a split second. It looks like a grey blob. I was thinking of painting some shot neon yellow and hopefully there will be enough reflection from the lights off the painted shot. Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. jhjanko

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    No, but many years ago when I shot night protection shoots, we could easily see when someone was shooting copper plated shot. Under the lights it wasn't difficult to see at all. Does anyone make copper plate shot anymore?
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    Yes,


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  4. perazzitm

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    Yes lawrence makes copperplated shot
     
  5. BIG JIM IN BAKERSFIELD

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    You can see it if you paint it white. Let it dry for a couple of days before you load it. Set up a video camera with a fast shutter speed, "sports" or "fast action" and you can even see lead shot under the lights. Been there, done that, kind of cool. Looks like a swarm of bees. JIM
     
  6. Unknown1

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    I tried painting it years ago.

    I couldn't find a paint that would stick to graphite or cover dark lead and I couldn't develop a technique to do it without changing the pellets from hard #8 shot to sticky #4 shot globs.

    Dropping the shot from about 10 feet through a mist of Krylon spray latex paint onto a plastic sheet worked the least badly.

    It was a really stupid project.

    MK
     
  7. phirel

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    MK- How did the sticky #4 globs shoot?

    A high speed camera, copper shot and strong strobe lights might make some interesting photographs.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    On a nice sunny day I was shooting rising teal targets at my clubs 5 stand. On almost every shot I could see the shot cloud approaching and breaking the target. The sun was behind me and very bright that day. I guess that was what made the shot cloud visable. The shape of the cloud was not what I expected to see. It was tear drop shaped, wide and curved at the front and narrow and pointed at the rear.

    It would appear that the available light and its direction have a lot to do with what makes it visable. HMB
     
  9. stokinpls

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    Guess you could paint them individually with a "paint pen". ;-)
     
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    There are days I can't see the target, let alone the shot.
     
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    I tried using a roller, but after a few strokes, the roller got very heavy.
     
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    Pat- I don't know how they shoot. I was gonna just trash them but a guy who hand loads for turkey volunteered to take them off my hands. That was two years ago and I haven't seen him since then.

    MK
     
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    Wouldn't the paint rub off inside the barrel a little.Don't know if I want to have to clean paint off my barrels,powder,plastic ,etc seems enough for me.

    Doug H.
     
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    <blockquote><I>"Wouldn't the paint rub off inside the barrel a little.Don't know if I want to have to clean paint off my barrels,powder,plastic ,etc seems enough for me."</I></blockquote>It won't rub off if it stays inside the shot cup of the wad.

    MK
     
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    oops fprgot
    Doug H.
     
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    Nickel shot is easy to see at times, kinda pricy. Fiochi makes some fantastic nickle shot loads.
     
  17. claybuster60

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    I read some place a fellow was painting shot in hot flourescent yellow and green so as to be seen under "black light". I suppose that the shot could be seen at night with good staidum lighting.

    Billy P
     
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    this is perfect proof that cabin feaver has already set in, and its only the first part of dec.
     
  19. shotgunpeople

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    I found that the Estate shells showed up pretty good at night under the lights. I wondered why, and took apart a shell...Shot looked as if it hadn't been graphited, and was real shiney....I figured that must have been the reason...That was probably 6 or 7 years ago, they may be doing something different by now.
     
  20. likes-to-shoot

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    I painted shot white on cookie sheets. I spread the shot out and painted it in quick light coats. Just shake the cookie sheets to move the shot around between coats. Let dry (doesn't take very long with a real light coat) in between coats. Like Big Jim says let it dry good before you load it.. The people who stand behind you can see the shot string better than you can but its still a neat sight to see.

    By the way don't use the wife's good cookie sheets for this project, it makes for some interesting conversation and its one sided. lol

    Bill
     
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