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SHOT MAKERS

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by locdoc, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. locdoc

    locdoc Member

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    Any way possible you could post some pics of your set up. It would be interesting to see some other machines.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  2. slick50

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    Hey Doug... are you thinking of making shot???? It sure is getting pricey...How did you shoot last Sunday??
     
  3. locdoc

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    slick50,

    10:15 last night just didn't work.

    Tried several times to respond but the ‘page could not be displayed’, or ‘cannot find server’.

    Hope the following isn’t a duplicate ……

    Always interested in new 'toys'. You're right about price, Eagle is in the mid 20's and due to go up again...... I shot above average and the team took high for the day and moved into second place..... All scores were up. Weather was great but with a tricky wind. Seven more dates so anything can/will happen.

    Be well.

    Doug
     
  4. Jim101

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    I too would like to see some photos and specs on the machine. I'm currently using a Littleton, But I'm not opposed to going with a significantly better machine.




    Jim
     
  5. Swanzey old man

    Swanzey old man TS Member

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    Questions?
    What does Jim Stewart charge for his shotmaker? Does he have more than one size? Are they 110 or 220 volts? Thanks for any info. Wayne
     
  6. Wayne of PA

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    If someone sends me their photos of the Stewart shot maker, I would be happy to post them.

    Dale
     
  7. Sprinklerman

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    i also have 1 of Jim Stewarts shot makers. It looks just like a Littleton but has a cast iron laddle.Jim told me he had designed it and Littleton stole his idea as it was not pattend. Mine is 220 with 7 drippers he told me he also makes 14 dripper model. I have had mine about a month and have made about 500-600 lbs. of shot with no problems
     
  8. omahasportingsupply

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    What does the 220v unit (7 drippers) cost? How long to get?
     
  9. Jim101

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    I can post the pix if someone will e-mail them to me. jim45@charter.netXXX Can the Xs.



    Jim
     
  10. Jollytrapshooter

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    I will happily post some pics up for anyone that needs them posted. Just drop the X's.

    -Jollytrapshooter
     
  11. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    I have the 7-dripper, 220 volt model. Paid $375.00. Not making shot yet, but still working on setting it all up.

    I have melted about 1300 lbs of lead into ingots, but a question came to mind. Why can't I just place the wheel weights on the shotmaker ladle instead of going thru the whole melting process. I'll be watching, and could skim the impurities off as needed!

    Jim suggested I call with any questions, but I didn't think to ask this one.

    He's a great guy to talk to and do business with.

    Sorry, no pictures!

    Danny
     
  12. Sprinklerman

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    BVR tail I discourage trying to direct melt in the laddel there is alot of dross to be skim and the drippers will plug quite easily. To clean plugged drippers I heat them with a torch and then give them a quick blast with compressed air(be careful you will be spraying molten lead} Anyone know where to get sieves for sizing shot?
     
  13. Jim101

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    Sprinklerman, Check out McMasterCarr. They have a large assortment of nice stainless steel screen. You can get it in just about any size mesh you need.



    Jim
     
  14. rdmchevy67

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    I have a littleton shotmaker from 10 years ago. I want to make shot again. Is there a brand name of the liquid I will need to use for the shot to fall in. And where in Virginia I can find it. I thought it had to be a certain type of oil or fluid. Thanks Ray
     
  15. Shootrman

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    rdmchevy67,
    I have been using Brake Fluid Dot3 with good results. And I am sure you can get this brake fluid at any auto parts store but I would suggest checking different places for pricing, it can get expensive. Lots of luck
     
  16. gnprts

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    Here is a picture of my compact shot maker. I use water soluble oil to cool the shot although it a little hard to get off the shot. I bought five gallons at the bulk gas plant soluble several years back and still have enough to run shot.... After the oil and water mixture is not used for a while it needs stirring with an electric drill motor and a mini paint mixing paddle.
     
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    BVR TAIL ... There so much crud on the wheel weights that I get It is easier to clean and cast in one step and make the shot later. I have found that if I store the ingots in plastic buckets with the lids on, the lead does not oxidize but will stay bright. .......................

    Sprinklerman Since I usually only make # 7 1/2 I found a hardware cloth mesh size
    which gets the over size shot out. Make a wood frame for the hardware cloth to make it easy to use. If you have some factory shot take it down to your hardware and use to find the correct size.
     
  18. gnprts

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    Ajax ... It is like heavy screen wire and comes with different size openings. The size that works for my shot has eight (8) openings per inch.
     
  19. Heavy-D

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    I dont have a shot maker yet but would like to start makeing ingots. what size is best? thanks Dale.
     
  20. KENENT1

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    We used muffin tins to make ingots.

    Tony
     
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