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Shot making Question.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tatersaled, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. tatersaled

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    Looking at some of the shot that I’ve made every once in a while I’ll find a hollow sphere.
    Does anyone else find these?
    Erwin
     
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    Hey tatersaled .. What are you using for coolant?
     
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    For my coolant I’m using water soluble cutting oil.
    I might fine one shot in a hand full that’s like the hollow sphere.
    I’m just wondering if I’m at the point of getting the lead to hot, or if its the mixture of lead I’m using.
     
  6. Jim101

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    Check you drop distance into the coolant, Try shortening it up a bit. I use 3/16ths inch drop. Your coolant might be a little bit too thin also. I doubt it's because the lead is too hot.







    Jim
     
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    tatersalad ... I use water soluble oil and water in a three to two ratio and use a paint type mixer in a drill to mix the solution before adding it to the cooling tank.. I keep the coolant stored in plastic buckets between shot making sessions It sounds like there may be a pocket of coolant with not enough oil since the hollow shot are random.. Just a guess....
     
  8. phirel

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    I used to get a few shot like that. I thought, without any real evidence, that it occurred at first when my coolant was too cold.

    Pat Ireland
     
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