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Shot Separating Ideas ???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Duck, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. Duck

    Duck Member

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    Was given some shot in a pail (5 gal.), old enough that the canvas bags had decomposed. Anyway the shot is pretty much blended together, from what I can read of whats left of the bags looks like 6 + 8s mixed up. I've used Mamas
    cooking strainer to separate shot and powder before but this is a cluster!.
    Easily a 100# had to pour into two pails to manage the weight. I hate to melt it down for sinkers anybody have and experience or ideas?.

    Don;
     
  2. brdslayr

    brdslayr Well-Known Member

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    6+8/2 = 7's Just load it and shoot it as is.
     
  3. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Get a screen of appropriate size from McMaster-Carr.
     
  4. Duck

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    Thank You All for the replies!. All good ideas!. Also got a note
    regarding building a V shaped overlapping trough adjustable to vary the
    opening at the bottom. Thanks Again!.
     
  5. Bruce Em

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    Collander; cheap and fast.

    Put on a heavy rubber glove to push it around in a circular motion.

    8*s drop, 6's stay

    set the collander in a bucket for support

    No duct tape needed !
     
  6. Duck

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    Thanks!.
     
  7. flabigpapa

    flabigpapa Well-Known Member

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    Shoot It as Is...The Targets Don't care..Dead is Dead. A Great Man Once said..Shoot Them All..Let God.. Sort Them Out, Applies to Different Size Shot as Well...LOL. Bart

    Hell, you have to Pay Big Bucks for the NEW Blended Shot Shells of Today..Multi-Size Loads
     
  8. mopar499

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    them 6's are just ky #9's lol
     
  9. Unknown1

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    Bart, you DO realize that the "great man" who originally said those words was a 13th century Frenchman, don't you? I didn't realize the French had a fan club on this forum from what I've read.

    Keller
     
  10. Duck

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    Great stuff guys!. :)
     
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