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Reclaim shot ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, Mar 25, 2012.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Need opinion of reclaim shot---any down side?It probably has been mentioned before but I missed it---Thanks---George@SJB
     
  2. warren

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    I use it all the time can't tell the difference

    warren
     
  3. Shooting Jack

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    I've used it from several different sources and have found no trash/dirt in it and will keep using it. I ran some of it through my cement mixer and added a dab of graphite and screened it to see if it had any trash and had none. I think it is a good value and will see no reason not to use it. Jackie B.
     
  4. southjblue

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    I'm told that if some was reclaimed from skeet field that there will be a-lot of 9 shot mixed in and the wind will move it around---also the deformed shot will effect pattern---Just asking to get input----Thanks---George
     
  5. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Problem with reclaimed shot is after three or four cycles of being reclaimed, shot, reclaimed, shot, etc, it starts looking really nasty and needs to be re-dropped. I use it for 16's and first shot in doubles. Real stuff for handicap and second shot.
     
  6. SPACE GUN

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    I think as with most things in trapshooting, If you are on target at the point of trigger (pull/release) it will break the target. My feeling is give them to the big boys without them knowing it and thier scores would be the same! I have shot good and bad scores with both new and reclaimed. However some reclaimed is better than others. It needs to cleaned, polished and graphited correctly.
     
  7. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    It must be clean & watch out for steel. My Belgian Brownings & Win 21 vent rib trap do really well with that steel. Use a magnet & what else is in there that will hurt a good bore. OK for 12 ga & 1oz + loads that fill the pattern but how well will it work in 1/2 oz .410.
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy any sight unseen. If it is heavily oxidized, it will hang up in the loader.
     
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