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Shot Makers- - How to dry shot?

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  1. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    I have made several hundred pounds of shot, dropped it into water soluiable (? spelling) oil and washed it with water to remove the oil. Spreading it on a towel in the sun will take the rest of my life! I am looking at a box that will hold a thousand pounds and placing a heat lamp inside for several days. I wonder if the insulating properties of the lead will keep the heat from reaching the bottom layer of shot. I have put 75# in a pot and placed it in the oven heated to 200 deg turned off and left overnight and that worked well. I don't want to get lead poisioning from this so the oven is out. Besides the Missus didn't take to the idea very well!

    Any ideas??
     
  2. Superdog1

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    I use a whole house furnace blower, mounted under a screen that holds the shot. The shot will bounce around for about five minutes- no heat needed.
     
  3. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Ajax

    Thanks! I have a mixer and had thought about tumble and blow but all I have is a fan without buying something else. I also thought about making a stand for a heat lamp that would go inside the mixer. (I changed my paddles out for a small angle inside the drum and shot dosn't cross the center of the drum. A light could be used without damage. Might give that a try!
     
  4. Jim101

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    I do mine in a oven. Two large cookie sheets full at a time 300 degrees. Takes about 15 minutes.





    Jim
     
  5. Jim Porter

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    Super Dog

    You talking about a squirrel cage fan?? 110V lots of air volume?
     
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    I spread mine out on newspapers over night. The newspaper coupled with air dries it nicely. I can then use the newspaper to pour the shot into bags.
     
  7. phirel

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    I framed a sheet of thin plywood with 2 X 4 lumber and laid it flat on my patio. Spread the shot out around 1.5 inches thick and used direct solar power to dry the shot. Tree huggers would approve of that.

    I have not made shot for many years and I can still find a few shot between the blocks on my patio.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    i put about 75 lb on screen laying on top of 1/4 wire mesh wood frame to wast them off. pick up the screen letting the water run off then put it on a towel on the ground. i let the florida sun do is's thing. i then sift it and tumble in a cement mixer with grafite for 3 hrs. makes black gold
     
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