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Hello all,

Does anyone have any experience with this home shot maker?

A couple of buddies that shoot clays are thinking about buying one and I'm looking for some feedback before I toss my coin into the pot.


Any and all info appreciated!


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Just curious....if they're thinking about buying one, what are they thinking about feeding it?

With the diappearance of lead wheelweights I know of 2 guys with shotmakers who see the end in sight.


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Good question Mike,

Apparently one of the fellows interested in this venture has access to lead.


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Bryan, here's a LOOOOONG thread on Shotgun World about making your own shot. I read part of it several years ago - I decided that buying shot was cheap compared to making it.

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs....t+maker
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Thanks for the reference thread Bob. As I suspected, some folks loved the thing and others hated it. My friend who's most interested in this likes to tinker and is very mechanically inclined.

I only reload 28 gauge and a 25 pound bag of shot lasts a long time so I'm not as sold on the idea as he is.

I may chip in and help the fellows out with the purchase. Nothin ventured, nothing gained.


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If you do go for it, make sure that all of your work is done outside or in an extremely well ventilated place.  My cousin, who is a sculptor trained in metal pouring, said his instructors told him to never, ever work with lead.

I know there are people who do this all the time. Just sayin' what the pro told me.

To me, there are a lot of easier ways to save money -- using reclaimed shot, selling hulls, etc. You'd have to shoot a heck of a lot to make shotmaking a money saver when you consider the time and effort it takes as well. The one guy I know who does make his own shot is an inveterate tinkerer and craftsman and I suspect he does it just to say that he does.
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If you do go for it, make sure that all of your work is done outside or in an extremely well ventilated place. My cousin, who is a sculptor trained in metal pouring, said his instructors told him to never, ever work with lead.

I would avoid it if I were you. I've had high levels of lead in my blood and the process to reduce it are expensive and takes months. It's not worth it.  :ghostface:

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