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Why is shot graphited?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by revbook, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. revbook

    revbook Member

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    Why is graphite added to shot?

    Don in PA
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    It makes it slicker so it comes out of the barrel faster and looks nice doing so ... Next question ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. short shucker

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    Now that's funny right there. I don't care who ya are! LMAO.

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  4. halfmile

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    If you ever tried to load shot that was not grahited you would not have to ask the question.

    It flows through the loader without sticking when graphited.

    HM
     
  5. plinker611

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    used to be a few yrs back..(quite a few) we used fiber & cardboard wads,and the shot would ride the barrell,to save on barrells,and leading,graphite was applied.now it does help "bridging"in some reloaders.,my ponsness,and homemade shot does not jam up with out graphite.so i can save handeling 750 lbs of shot 3-4 times by not graphiting it,with plastic wads & a reloader that will digest it i dont graphite my personal shot.mark
     
  6. grntitan

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    Oh thats BS WPT.

    It is Because if they didn't it would be too shiny and blind the shooters on the trap line. Now you know.

    Next question.
     
  7. capvan

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    I pack in as much white flour as I can to make people wonder where the white smoke comes from.

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  8. PatMiles

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    I found a deal on several bags of old Lawrence #8 shot which was not graphited. Sure didn't flow too well through my Dillon SL-900. Graphited newer shot flows like it should.

    Pat
     
  9. short shucker

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    Pat,

    Was that shot oxidized from being stored in a damp place?

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  10. PatMiles

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    Minor oxidation. Stored here in Albuquerque which is a dry heat. Bags showed no signs of being wet(stains, discoloration, etc.)

    Pat
     
  11. short shucker

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    The oxidation is what caused the flow problems. I hope you didn't breath in any of that dust while filling the hopper. That oxidation dust is toxic as all get out.

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  12. PatMiles

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    I was aware of the toxicity and avoided any inhalation while loading the hopper. Like I said... minor, minor oxidation.

    Pat


    PS.

    Might that be the reason for the third eye that appeared in my forehead? LOL

    Pat
     
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