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shot cleaning

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Strait Shooter, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Strait Shooter

    Strait Shooter Member

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    Does anyone have an easy simple way of cleanig reclaimed shot? Appears to be mostly dust and a small amount of dirt that needs to be removed. Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Harbor Freight has a cement mixer (http://www.harborfreight.com/3-1-2-half-cubic-ft-cement-mixer-67536.html) for just over $200. They have a smaller one too - never tried it though.

    Throw the shot in, turn on the machine and run water in until it runs clear (you will need to adjust the angle so the shot just stays in the machine).

    Once 'clean' spread out on some sort of screen (reinforced window screens work) - let it dry and the small stuff will fall through the screen, for the big stuff use a Shop Vac - you will need to play with the height, but you will suck up everything BUT the lead once you figure it out.

    The tumbling will help to knock any oxides off the surface of the shot - if it is really bad you can add some sand to the mixer.
     
  3. Bruce Em

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    ...and get lead poisoning too.

    A guy argued with me about that; before he was tested. oh well.
     
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