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Question on making shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Herman Peterson, Jul 5, 2012.

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  1. Herman Peterson

    Herman Peterson TS Member

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    What liquid works best for dropping shot?
     
  2. revbook

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    Let me begin by saying that I don't make shot but have heard everything being used from antifreeze to bargain basement fabric softener. Hang on for what is sure to be a variety of responses.

    Don in PA
     
  3. jmac_cope

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    Molten lead.
     
  4. DecalDude

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    walmart pure antifreeze, I made revbooks shot.


    jerry
     
  5. Harley Lekvold

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    Liquid laundry soap and water. 4 parts soap to 1 part water. Very easy cleanup.
    Make sure you use laundry soap, not dish soap. The last part is from dumb experience.
     
  6. tallpaul

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    I use brake fluid. Also a very easy cleanup, as brake fluid is water soluble. I have heard about antifreeze and laundry soap as well, but never had enough problems using brake fluid to need to try something else.
     
  7. plinker611

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    dot 3 for me too,i work in a auto group that has 8 brake flush machines and i get it for free,the stuff in the scrap tank works fine (they re- prime the machine after each use,so 40% in the scrap tank is new fluid),and it rinses off with water,my tank holds 15 gallons,so free is good,mark
     
  8. Shootrman

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    Used brakefluid 4 years. Never change it just added more when needed. Easy clean up
     
  9. Trap2sons

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    I use bargain basement laundry detergent straight and heat it up to about 120 degrees. Washes away and is about 2 bucks a gallon. If I spill or drop some no worries just hose it down.
    Good luck
     
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