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I posted this yesterday and don't see it here nor the history section. Here goes again: I have seen many posts about making homemade shot. Most of the comment seem to be centered around Litton Shotmakers. Are ther any other brands available? Has anyone made their own with success. I'd like to hear in detail your experiences please.
 

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i have a james stewart shot maker,the better shot maker.it works very well. you will get out of it what you put into it. in other words, if you set it up poorly it will be messy and alot more work. my setup works well for me, very little mess, and not all that mutch work. i spent about a year readihg, and looking at, every thing i could find. and about a mounth building the setup. large melting pot,shot maker stand with coolent tank,overflow tank,pump, heater core and fan, all on casters. 3 wash tanks. and a shot sizer.
shot drops into a basket in the coolent tank that i can change on the run. baskets go from tank to a drip pan to the dunk tanks to a second drip pan to screens to dry. then to the sizer.i can run all day without stoping if i want. like i said, you will get out of it what you put into it.

i made round shot the first time i nused it.

i have 2 samples that i carey with me, mine and remington sts mag, and no one can tell the diference.

having fun making shot, scott
 

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Scott--- sounds to me you have done your homework on this subject.I have been collecting information,equipment & raw materials for the last year & a half.Finaly this is the year to assemble every thing into a compact,mobile shot factory and start making shot.A member at the gun club gave me an early littlton shot maker to use with coments "maybe you can get it to work for you" The littleton looks tough from years of storage in a barn,and I don't imagine they gave it much of a chance (no patience).James Stewarts "better shot maker" looks good Do you have a single or double unit?? Do you have any photos or measurements of your set up you could post on this site??? Any help is appreaciated the warm weather is just around the corner to work in the shop with the doors open or on the drive way.Thanks again Wayne
 

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Grumpy,
If you will send me your email I will send you pictures of Single Bowl, Double Bowl and the personal set-up Jim Stewart has for his own use. Its not as complicated as Scott's is but Scott has a really niffty set-up that I have asked him to send pictures of also but have not received yet. Scott is really set up to makes tons of shot without let-up.
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There are some of you guys that have this shot making thing figured out. Have you considered building and selling the whole unit, on casters, and ready to go? Many folks have the time and resource to make shot but not the expertise to build a unit to do it.
 

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Ellen I would be delighted to receive pictures of James's set up,Pictures of the single and double shot makers were posted on this site not long ago.The way people have there systems set up with one operation flowing into the next operation is what I am interested in.Scott's set up to make tons of shot is the way to go were you can collect wheel weights and form ingots thru out the year then once or twice a year pull out your shot making factory and turn your ingots into shot.Last fall, early winter there was a real slick set up I believe it was www.prescott.myrf.net/shotmaker/system pictures.html an excellent set up, If you could arrange to build a small compact (factory) were ingots go in one end and shot comes out the other end eliminating as much manual labour as possible is the way I want to go.Looking forward to photos and any info.
e-mail [email protected] drop the x's Thank again and have a great day. Wayne
 

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got mine from james stewart last week the weekend came i started to make shot after i got everything workin good figurin out the do and donts i made 71 lbs of very nice shot very pleased was not as hard as i thought
 

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p.s i studied on witch one i should buy and after talking to james relized the only way to go was 220v now i know why the shot was very good shot cast iron laddle and built very well call jim hes a very nice guy and can answer any questions u have thanks.......steve
 

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i will post pics when i can. i can't do pics on my pc, but i,ll find some one that can. give me a little time.

thanks scott
 

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im using atf automatic trans fluid as far as sticking on the plate were the lead drips on you coat it with lyman super moly bore conditioner this is very important part of the process so the lead being driped off drippers doesnt stick thanks.................steve
 

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I have heard that you can use antifreeze. Do you add water to the antifreeze or do you use it straight?
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If you use anti-freeze, Use the low-tox stuff. NAPA sell sierra brand and Oreilly sells a low tox made by prestone. Both work well as a coolant for making shot.



Jim
 
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