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 Post subject: Towering Lead Shot
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:16 pm 
What is the difference between rolled shot and dropped shot, other than the obvious answer? I know the difference between magnum and chilled; but is there any benefit using dropped over rolled or vice versa? Or does it not matter the way shot is made? There is also reclaimed shot, this is shot that has already been shot and raked up. Wouldn't this kind of shot be all deformed and not pattern, or meter well in a charge bar?
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 Post subject: Re: Towering Lead Shot
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:55 pm 
I have used reclaimed shot in the past with great results. The shot is vacuumed from the target fields then separated from the grass/broken targets and such..then repolished and packaged. It may contain sizes 7 1/2 through size 9 shot, and yes it is damaged somewhat,but it is wonderful for quail and doves in close. I do not see why it wouldn't work for target shooting also...the 25 lbs I bought was very inexpensive around 8.00 if I remember correctly.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Towering Lead Shot
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:07 am 
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I thought that someone would have by now answered your question on the difference's between rolled and dropped shot. I wanted to know too! :D

I have used reclaimed shot for trap shooting at the 16yd and back to the 22yd in handicap with good results. If you look at it close it does have some deformation, and probably dosen't throw the best of all patterns, but it works. I don't think if you are in the "zone" when shooting, the shot, the load, or the gun makes a big difference. I have shot bad with factory loads, just as well as with handloaded reclaimed shot. But I have also broken 25 straight using reclaimed shot in handloads too. :lol:

If price for shot is a concern, heck, use reclaimed. You are doing your part in recycling as well! Hulls and shot recycled, hmmm , I wonder if I could reuse some of those wads that are left lying around, then all I would need is primers...... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Towering Lead Shot
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:14 pm 
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OK, time for an answer. Droped shot is of course dropped fron a tower, which is normaly 200 feet tall. The molten lead is held in a vat with a plate the has holes sized to allow the molten lead to form a ball of a given size. The long drop forms the ball nearly perfectly and the air it passes cools the shot enough that it is not deformed when hitting the tank at the botton, the " chilled " portion. Water or oils are used.
Rolled shot has several ways of being formed. The lead stock is in the form of an extruded wire slightly larger than the size needed. The wire is cut to a known legnth, forming a cylinder that looks like rice. This rice is then rolled between two steel plates (that counter rotate to one another) of a set air gap to round the shot to near perfect. The shot is then tumbled with graphite until it is perfectly round and then screened of any missshaped shot. There are other ways of rolling shot.
Rob.


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 Post subject: Re: Towering Lead Shot
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:47 am 
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Thanks Rob :D

I guess I won't be making either for the time being. My neighbors would have a fit if I had 200' tower in the back yard, especially with the high winds we get here off the ocean. :shock: The rolled shot sounds like more than the wifes rolling pin can handle too!

Guess I better stick to the reclaimed, or buy a Littleton shot maker........




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