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Lead shot Makers

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Any one used one?

Any one built one?

I am planning on building a lead shot dripper and am open to others plans, ideas, MISTAKES and wisdom.

I have a pot and burner that can hold about 200lb of lead, I will be adding a valve to stop, start and regulate the lead flow. it will then flow "regulated" to the trough and drippers which will be pre-heated also. then off the drop tray into the coolant. I might purchase the drippers from Littleton but the rest I will build. I have started collecting lead and @ $50 a bag for shot it is time for me to make my own. if all goes well I should be able to make 200lb of shot in a couple of hours not counting the initial melting and mixing ( adding required items for hardness ) of the lead.

I did not do a search so if there are other post on this forgive me for starting it again. :thumbsup:
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20bolt said:
I also wanted to add that ~70% of the shot was teardrop shaped.

1. Would this be a problem for skeet?
The range is so short, does it really make a difference?
2. What should I change?
There are a couple of guys at our gunclub that make their own shot. They drop their shot into liquid laundry detergent. They say it is easier to remove, just rinse with water.

The drop distance is crital for round shot, as I understand it. I want to say they are only dropping their shot like 2"-3" inches.
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