I do and it's good. How much? Don't know if there is a measurement other that opinion BUT if you believe something is better, you usually do better with it.
I have a theory that shot dropped into liquid, is harder because it is "quenched". I have shot it for several years now and it will break targets at really long distances.
Northwest Shot company down around Medford, Or does it. I do not know if they check Antimony levels when they redrop the lead. I shoot it for singles and doubles with great results. Its round like new shot.
If anyone it Wa State would like to go in on a bigger buy let me know.
Reclaimed shot that has been remelted, has an unknown percentage of antimony, and Northwest shot isn't dropped from a tower, it is made with drippers. It is round, new shot, but not all new shot is created equal, and it usually is reflected in the price. Mark
How and when do pellets get deformed? Against each other, initially moving down the barrel, when they hit the target, or when they hit the ground? If they are deformed when the shell initially goes off, and they are compressed against each other, then even new shot is coming out of the barrel deformed, and is straying apart as it travels. How much more is it deformed, if it is shot a second time, and how much does that further affect the pattern? I have shot tons of reclaimed shot, that was cleaned, graphite, and sorted by size. It seems to break targets just fine. Mark
Unless Northwest has changed since the last time I was there. They don't drop from a tower in what we would expect a tower to look like. They use the short drop system. With a system of no cooling solution and heat control to finish forming of the pellets.
I shoot reclaim for Singles and the first shot in Doubles. After spending a quite a bit of time at the pattern board, I lost confidence around the 24 yard line.