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#1 RicF


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:09 PM

With the price of a 25 pound bag of lead shot going from 19.00 a bag this time last year to over 36.00 a bag this year does anyone out there make or know how to make lead shot.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:13 AM

I would say that it is possible but would take some specialized equipment. The biggest challange is to make it round. I have read about how it is done commercially from a tower. Molten lead is poured through a screen and allowed to fall through the air long enough to harden before falling into a vat of water. The other challange would be to get the right hardness of the lead.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:02 AM

Paul is right in how it's done. It's not something the average Joe really wants to mess with. It can be done but getting it right is tricky.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:25 PM

I think you'll have better luck finding someplace having a "clearance" sale than coming up with a way to make the shot that will save you money.

If you do find a way. I'd certainly be interested.
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