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 Post subject: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:47 pm 
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New reloader here! I have 100lbs of eagle shot and am hesitant to open them without a way to contain the stuff since the bags don't appear to be resealable. I have considered everything from ziplock bags to plastic cereal containers to reusable water bottles.

Any tips?

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:52 am 
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Cheap plastic Juice/Gator Aid jug from the market after the contents are used up and bottle rinsed.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:00 am 
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I use 2 gal plastic buckets.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:10 am 
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I usually leave it in the bag and just twist some wire around the top to seal it. I have an old sour cream container where I dump small amounts of shot that might be leftover when switching between loads/shot sizes.


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I use the Downey fabric softener bottles, and the liquid Tide detergent bottles we use for laundry, they have a built in funnel for pouring. Rinse them out, let them dry, good to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:17 am 
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I use empty 1# powder jugs; easy to handle and fill the hopper using a funnel; for bulk, I use 4# empty powder jugs; the handle makes it easy to move around.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:24 am 
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Plastic 1.75 liter liquor bottles will take a 25# bag. Don't use bottles made of lightweight plastic. For smaller quantities I like the Lipton Iced Tea bottles.


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For lead shot I use the large plastic mayonnaise containers that the restaurants have. I have had them for years. They are tough, they don't tip over and are easy to handle.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:42 am 
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I use my empty 8 lb powder jugs


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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:27 am 
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With the Eagle bags I just cut a small corner off the bag and pour from that. I set the bag upright ina plastic bucket when not in use.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:42 am 
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I keep it in the bag and use a zip tie to close it off. Snip the tie and replace as needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:53 am 
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What's wrong with the bag it came in?
I fold the top over, like a bag of chips, and put a large paper clamp on it to hold it shut.


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fecmech wrote:
With the Eagle bags I just cut a small corner off the bag and pour from that. I set the bag upright ina plastic bucket when not in use.

I do the same thing

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I use the plastic jars from Costco mixed nuts. I have quite a few so I have lids marked with sizes.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
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1 lb. powder bottles, and the old 10lb. mec steel shot bottles work perfect.
[they are the exact same size BTW]
makes it super easy to lift up to fill the tubes with too.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:27 am 
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Safetyfast wrote:
I use my empty 8 lb powder jugs


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Ditto, since I still have some small mouth 8lb jug that fit the bill nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:54 am 
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This can't be a legitimate question. I think we are being Punk'd.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:33 am 
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DEG wrote:
This can't be a legitimate question. I think we are being Punk'd.
I was thinking the same thing.

I store the lead in reloaded shells, 3/4 to 1 1/8 per container with a crimp at the top to keep it from leaking.

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I store in quart and pint canning jars...lid keeps oxidation to a minimum use a funnel to dispense to loader jars.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot storage advice?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:28 am 
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Load more?

I use a zip tie and cut it off when I open again.




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