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  1. Bills girl

    Bills girl TS Member

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    what does it cost to get a COMPLETE set up for making shot? why dont they use reclaimed shot? thanks
     
  2. gun fitter

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    Around 600 to 1200 bucks! The machines start around 500
    Joe goldberg
     
  3. Jollytrapshooter

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    Me an another guy just got one up an going a couple of weeks ago. We had $430 in a Stewart shot maker alone, then we had $130 in low-tox antifreeze for coolant. That alone is a cost of $560. Then we built a little platform where we have everything sitting, the shot maker, 2 tanks, a pump, a cooler with fan and all of the plumbing. Our two tanks are just 2 20 mm ammo cans ($26 for both) that we modified to our liking and welded fittings to. Our pump is a 1.8 GPM sprayer pump ($65) for a ATV sprayer, this is plenty of flow. Then our cooler was a freebie since my dad owns a body shop and he had it sitting around and wasn't going on anything. Then we had probably $75 or so in the fittings and plumbing. So I'd say we're right around $800 for the entire set up.

    Here are some pictures of our set up:<BR><BR>
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    [​IMG]<BR>This is our pump<BR><BR>
    [​IMG]<BR>And this is a picture of our cooler<BR><BR>

    Hope this helps, Josh.
     
  4. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Reclaimed shot is not always that easy to reclaim. Our fall zone is heavy woods with acidic soil. believe me the shot is in a heavy rotted state after just a few seasons. plus a heavy rooted mass about 2" think makes for harder work. We need the heavy woods for sound buffer. I have been asking about shot screen install my self.
     
  5. 686

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    NICE SET UP. KEEP COLLECTING LEAD. IT WILL BE UNAVABLE SOON
     
  6. Ryan H

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    Jolly,

    What did you make the basket for catching pellets out of?

    Ryan
     
  7. Jollytrapshooter

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    We went to wal-mart and found little black baskets in the tool section, they are meant for tool storage. We brought them back and lined them with aluminum screen, then found 1/8" wire that we bent and hooked around the holes in the basket for handles and it seems to work pretty good. Hope this helps, Josh.
     
  8. 686

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    I GOT my baskets at staples office store. they ate in the patr where they have things to put letters and pins in for your desk. it is about6l x 3 w x 3 hi. the screen is good even for 9s. i took flat alum. 1 1/2 x 1/8 . bent it almost 90 de. used 2 1/4 bolts to the bottom. the rest sticks up for a handel. let a little shot run in my tank . then sit the basket on it. as needed i take it out pour in in a strainer over a bucket. replace the basket and bring my coolent back up to the top. with my jimmy stewert black max, with double 7 1/2 , this takes place about every 7 min. it keeps you bussy.
     
  9. Jollytrapshooter

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    Here is a picture of the basket we use, it will hold right around 50 lbs of shot and still be easy to pull out of our coolant. Our handles I believe were made out of an old hoola-hoop, which work pretty good for comfort.

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