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screens for sorting shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by maclellan1911, May 5, 2010.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Looking for the proper size screen to sort/sift #8 and # 7.5 shot
     
  2. short shucker

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    Have you ever sifted a bag of commercial shot? If you do, you won't worry about seperating your homemade shot.

    ss
     
  3. ricks1

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    you need to get 8X8 screen in .028 wire size for the 7 1/2 and .035 wire size for the 8s
    Mc Master carr has it in 12x12in squares
     
  4. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    I think the formula is .17 minus the shot size, i.e. .17 - .075 = .095" and .17 - .08 = .09". Here are the screens: http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/116/392/=6ypy77
     
  5. sharkie

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    someone on here a few years ago was offering screens they worked get he was from West Virginia
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    just looking to sort the bigger than 7.5 and smaller than 8s.
     
  7. Buster 25

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    Rick1 is right on target.
    I ordered a 12" X 12" sheet of 0.035 SS screen from McMasters & Carr, mounted it to some scrap 2x4 cut to size.
    I use this for cleaning up reclaim shot of rocks and other trash...works GREAT.
    Good Luck
     
  8. Buster 25

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    Rick1 is right on target.
    I ordered a 12" X 12" sheet of 0.035 SS screen from McMasters & Carr, mounted it to some scrap 2x4 cut to size.
    I use this for cleaning up reclaim shot of rocks and other trash...works GREAT.
    Good Luck
     
  9. Buster 25

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    Rick1 is right on target.
    I ordered a 12" X 12" sheet of 0.035 SS screen from McMasters & Carr, mounted it to some scrap 2x4 cut to size.
    I use this for cleaning up reclaim shot of rocks and other trash...works GREAT.
    Good Luck
     
  10. sasquach

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    Call A.T.Ferrell Co. in Bufferton,IN. 800-248-8318. Ask for Phil Peeple. They sell screens for grain cleaners. Jim Stewart put me on to them.
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

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    Buster, what a finch!! Try a release mouse.
     
  12. wolfram

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    Try a #7 mesh for the top sieve and #10 mesh for the bottom.
     
  13. phirel

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    I still have a series of thin walled aluminum skillets with long handles that I drilled many holes in the bottom to sort shot. They worked fairly well, but my out of round shot sometimes did not fall through round holes. I did find out that swinging the long handled skillets was great practice for making omelets.

    Pat Ireland
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    I have tried drilling holes in buckets, sheet metal, plastic sheets. I think I burnt out my drill?
     
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    sasquatch,

    I believe that is "Bluffton" Indiana. I told Jim about them a few years ago.
    They are good people to work with.

    Danny
     
  16. ricks1

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    as said earlier I sold many screen pans here to many good members they dont sort sizes just 7 --7 1/2 to smaller but who cares check factory shells they are a mix. DOES the clay know if you use 7 or 8 and just think a 9 may get you a break.

    Oh I still have some of the pans for sale email or pm Pics on email reply
    --ragebhardt@msn.com-- rick
     
  17. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I got the screens from Mcmaster-Carr works very good
     
  18. sasquach

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    Thanks for the correction Danny. You are right, they are good people. I also bought some screens for an old grain cleaner that we were reincarnating. I bought more screens than I needed. The only one I ended up using is the one that takes out any thing bigger than a #7. Not enough "smalls" to worry about.
     
  19. Auctioneer

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    So what size hole in the mesh do I need for 7 1/2 shot?
     
  20. TC

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    .093 is what I would use to seperate out anything smaller than 7 1/2.
     
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