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 Post subject: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:06 pm 
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I keep a small (1 gallon) shop vac next to my reloader. I use it to clean up shot accidents and whatever else.I got around to emptying out the vac after a month or more. I recovered a whopping 3 ounces of shot worth 30 cents.
Let me see, it took 15 minutes of washing and screening ( think gold mining) that translates to $1.20 per hour for my time. I guess I will take the wife out for dinner tonight :lol: .




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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Put your machine in a steam table tray and your shot spills are closely contained

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:46 pm 
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I bought an aluminum cooking pan for $8 and put the press in that. Being aluminum (aluminium for our British friends) it's easy to simply drill four holes and screw the whole thing back onto the bench. Not nearly as messy as before.

tp (who never forgets the little shop vac though. That stuff bounces!)

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:32 pm 
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T-Pee wrote:
I bought an aluminum cooking pan for $8 and put the press in that. Being aluminum (aluminium for our British friends) it's easy to simply drill four holes and screw the whole thing back onto the bench. Not nearly as messy as before.

tp (who never forgets the little shop vac though. That stuff bounces!)


Put a layer of that foam-type shelf liner in it and no bouncing shot.

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:37 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
T-Pee wrote:
I bought an aluminum cooking pan for $8 and put the press in that. Being aluminum (aluminium for our British friends) it's easy to simply drill four holes and screw the whole thing back onto the bench. Not nearly as messy as before.

tp (who never forgets the little shop vac though. That stuff bounces!)


Put a layer of that foam-type shelf liner in it and no bouncing shot.

{hs#

tp (who is uncomfortable stating that he too shoots a one ounce load)

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:03 am 
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I got a lead magnet


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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:27 am 
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Some great suggestions for dealing with spilled shot. I had trouble locating one of those lead magnets so I went the tray route shortly after buying my Mec 9000. Once past the learning curve I rarely have spills but the tray (made to go under rabbit cages) is not in the way and makes cleanup a breeze when spills do happen.

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:43 am 
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cookoff013 wrote:
I got a lead magnet

I'll take one.

Whoever has invented it can name their price. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:45 am 
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cookoff013 wrote:
I got a lead magnet

Me too. His name is Junior and I pay him a nickel for every pellet he finds.


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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:20 pm 
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I also have one of those small 1 gallon shop vacs plugged in an ready under the loading bench, but I've never tried to recover anything I vacuum up with it.


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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:07 pm 
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cookoff013 wrote:
I got a lead magnet



If its strong enough to pick up the shells I drop when shooting I'll take one. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:14 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
cookoff013 wrote:
I got a lead magnet



If its strong enough to pick up the shells I drop when shooting I'll take one. {hs#

Steve


That's called a MOJO stick :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: recovering spilled shot -a paying endeavor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:44 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
YevetS wrote:
cookoff013 wrote:
I got a lead magnet



If its strong enough to pick up the shells I drop when shooting I'll take one. {hs#

Steve


That's called a MOJO stick :wink:


They are great. One permanently rides magnetically stuck to the inside sidewall of my truck bed.




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