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ShotMaking Videos - Drying & Sifting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shootintom, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. shootintom

    shootintom TS Member

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    I've finally got the videos uploaded on youtube on how I dry and sift my shot. You'll have to cut and paste these links. Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xrUrOoaik4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOUHBY7CkXI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pUouuByOXo

    Tom
     
  2. Labatt50

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    Very neat videos, thanks for posting. Judging by the amount of shot that doesn't make it through the screen, your drippers are dropping true to size.
     
  3. Labatt50

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    Very neat videos, thanks for posting. Judging by the amount of shot that doesn't make it through the screen, your drippers are dropping true to size.
     
  4. Labatt50

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    Very neat videos, thanks for posting. Judging by the amount of shot that doesn't make it through the screen, your drippers are dropping true to size.
     
  5. Labatt50

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    Very neat videos, thanks for posting. Judging by the amount of shot that doesn't make it through the screen, your drippers are dropping true to size.
     
  6. Labatt50

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    Very neat videos, thanks for posting. Judging by the amount of shot that doesn't make it through the screen, your drippers are dropping true to size.
     
  7. Palos shooter

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    Here is another way for drying shot..Drink a few beers and the shot will be dry ..Works great in the summer time..Does size really matter ??.The fan helps if you are in a hurry..The Gazebo is a plus for drying the shot..A little barbecue will help past the time..
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    I made a frame out od 2x4's and then put rat wire on it. I then put a heavy towel on top of the screen. Put the works on saw horses and in the sun. I then put the shot on the towel that will take out the water from the shot and the sun does the rest.
     
  9. Quailtail

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    Where do you get one of the seives you are using to sort the shot?
     
  10. Palos shooter

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    I don't think the targets will know the diference between the size of the shot..Most reclaimed will vary between 71/2 and #9 shot..Use a magnet to pick up the steel shot so you don't score the barrel. I would not shoot reclamed shot at handicaped yardages..Most of the time I can't tell the difference between the reclamed shot and the stuff from Remington or Lawerence ...
    I am using the last of the 55 gal drum of shot and I will be in the market to buy some more of the reclaimed shot..I wish I would have bought a lot more before the price went way up..Hindsight ???????
     
  11. b12

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    I had a electric motor given to me that has a high torque and only turns 7 rpms a min. I found an office screen basket at walmart that holds about 15 pounds of shot and is perfect for holding shot larger that 8's. I rigged the basket on the motor and put the shot in. It screens out about all the rat turds as fine junk while it polishes the 7 1/2 shot. I screen out the larger stuff. Also while the basket is turning I have a small portabe sweeper that I use the exaust to blow the warm air on the basket. T shot is dried, polishe, and sifted in about 10 min.
    Next I took a coffee can I had in the shop and rigged it up to fit on the motor to turn. I then take the screen shot and put in the coffee can and let turn for about 5 min. with a little powdered graphit. Comes out looking like factory shot. I really don't need to do all that its just I got the time and enjoy making pretty shot. Makes th clays smash with dignity you know. Wild Bill
     
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