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spray on graphite for shotmaker

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Coachr, Jul 5, 2008.

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  1. Coachr

    Coachr TS Member

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    You fellas using spray on graphite....how long do you let it dry before running shot?

    Anyone else making shot in eastern NC?

    ron s in Newport, NC
     
  2. pduryee

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    I get powdered graphite from the John Deere dealer ......about 1 tsp to 50 lbs tumbled in a cement mixer.
     
  3. Coachr

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    Maybe I misunderstood, is anyone using spray on graphite for the lip the shot drips onto?

    I thought I read somewhere someone was.
     
  4. ricks1

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    works for inside and out rick
     
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    I us anti-seize
     
  6. plott hound

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    I have been using a spray graphite for my reclaimed shot. Dont have a good method to apply but still makes it go through reloader good.
    Plott Hound
     
  7. ricks1

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    if you dont make a lot of shot like some here do and use a cement mixer, they sell a 5gal bucket that is made to mix a bag of sack crete if you take 2 pieces of pipe and drive large nails in the sides of 4x4s. leave the heads stick out about 2in put the pipe over the nails and put mixer on top you can roll for about 5 to10 min to coat the shot rick
     
  8. Haskins Bill

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    Hmmm. I was lead to belive that the lip on a shotmaker was supposed to be coverd with plain ordinary chalk so that the shot was made to roll and form round spheres. It would seem to me that using graphite would make the lip slippery and the shot would not roll but slide and then be something other than round. Also the lip should be smoothed up some what but not too smooth or the shot will also slide not roll. Why reinvent the wheel? Just do it the way Jim Stewart recomends. Bill
     
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