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I opened an old bag of shot this evening. It has started to oxidize. Not too badly yet. It is just not shiny and there is a little dust visible. How should
I clean it or should I bother?

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You can always tmble in a small amount of grahite, but I would likely leave it alone. If there is a LOT of dust, be careful don't mess with it inside your living quarters.
 

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Don't breathe the dust. I would just load it as is and be careful to not breathe any of the dust. Probably the only time the dust would be a problem is when filling the shot hopper.




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Wayne; I had a bag of oxidized Remington shot that I could not bring myself to throw away. Initially I tried reloading with it but the dust made a mess of my reloader. Finally took 1/2 filled MEC bottles of it outside,shook it for awhile, and then poured it back and forth on a windy day to seperate the dust out. Made it much cleaner to reload but was a slow process. So much for gun show bargains.
 

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I did the vinegar wash. The shot is still dull looking. Do I need to put graphite on it? If so, how do I go about it?
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It will work fine without graphite. Graphite is used on shot to help reduce oxidation and perhaps allow it to flow easier through your reloader. Graphite will also make the inside of the shot hopper dark and make it difficult to see how much shot is left.

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Same way. Put the shot back in the bottle (1/4 full) with a 1/4 teaspoon of powdered graphite and roll around for a few minutes. It should come out nice and shiny. If not add more graphite and roll some more.
 

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Go outside and pour it on a screen (a Metal screen is better), then roll it around on the screen. The powder will fall through the screening and the shot will be clean.
 
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