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    Quote Originally Posted by copdills View Post
    what kind of coolant are you using Rcmaveric and how deep is your tank
    I use dollar store fabric softener. Its a military flare canister. Its simililar to 50 cal canister in looks but is twice as long and about three times deeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan in Vermont View Post
    I just screened a mess of mixed shot. Bought the screen from https://www.mcmaster.com/#steel-mesh/=1da1v5k I bought two different sizes, one of them, #9219T172 , passed everything 7 & smaller. If you juggle the mesh size & wire diameter you can find something for opening size that should work for whatever size shot you're working with. Price of a 12" X 12" sheet of the size I used was $3.75 plus shipping.
    You sire are awe some. Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcmaveric View Post
    I use dollar store fabric softener. Its a military flare canister. Its simililar to 50 cal canister in looks but is twice as long and about three times deeper.
    Thank you Sir

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    I have also had good luck with the dollar store fabric softener.

    I would start with aprox 75% softener and 25% water. Look at your shot and adjust as needed.

    Rinses clean quickly and easily with cold water. (Garden hose)

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    The Mexican fabric softener carried by Sam's club works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFlatline View Post
    Thanks, I will order some..

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    Wow, at the doorstep today. Super fast..Thanks again for the tip Alan..

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    Left to right: Large (reject or appropriate sized game), medium ( looks good for rabbit), small for clays.

    After thought, should have gotten one more screan to try and get the supper small stuff out of the small shot group. Possible dove use?

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    Looks Great keep up the good work

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    how's everones shot makeing coming along, still trying mine is still not quite round as I want it yes , but still trying, lol

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    I had some luck running Pure Lead through my shot maker. I had to raise the angle of the dripper to get it to run correctly. I ran about ~8#s of shot total. It's not near as round as using COWW, but for the cost and availability, I don't think the clay birds or anything else will know the it has dimples in it. I also adjusted the coolant, thickened it up and used a circulation pump to keep it cool.

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    I haven't tried pure lead. I use straight range scraps and the come out good enough looking more oval. If i use clip on wheel weights they come out pretty darn round and going half and half range scraps to COWW keeps them pretty round.

    I upgraded my coolant container size but haven't tested it yet. Been toying with an idea to circulate and cool the coolant but i am not sure if i will ever built it. My thought with other container is it was just barely deep enough to cool the shot before it touched the bottom and i had to constantly stir it or else the shot would stack and fuse. I wonder if an aquarium pump is good enough to move the coolant?

    At any rate my lttle set up makes about 50lbs in a day so i cant complain. It all ready pays for its self.

    I also just learned how to refill those little 1lb camping propane canisters.

    Also got some antiseiz to try on the ramp.
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    I'm using a outdoor fountain pump, maybe $15 or $20 @ tractor supply. You'll have to let me know if the anti seize works.
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    I was thinking about making something like worm. Use a mason jar as a partical separater so you dont suck any shot through the pump. Then from the separator push the cool through a copper coil inside a small bucket full of ice water to cool the coolant

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    My setup is a 4 gallon bucket sitting in a drip pan with a drain hole. As the shot fills the bucket and displaces the coolant into the drip pan and drains into a bucket and gets pumped back into the bucket.
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    thats some great ideas , thanks

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    Bottles of frozen water work very well. They can be placed directly in shot cooling tank or in reservoir to be pumped back to cooling tank.
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