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Thread: Removing sprue marks for slugs and round balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdfoxinc View Post
    I have been using a small Hf concreat mixer to roll dripped shot to good effect. I tried it with Lee 000 this am. The only rolling action took place on the edges of the 'pack'. I tried various amounts of shot with the same result. Some shot would migrate to the leading edge, but not enough turnover to get rid of the sprues in AS short a time as you say. Very noisy too. Enough to disturb the neighbors. Those of you using a rock tumbler are you able to get the graphite out once you are done?
    There’s none left. I use just a smidge of a squirt


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    So the inside of the drum is clean when you finish?

    It rained last night and a small amount of water was on the 000. So I turned the mixer on and observed that the action was the same, very little rolling or turnover except along the edges. So i decided to add the 00 i cast. Now the whole mass is turning over rolling on each other etc. The alloy is a failed mixture of RL, LINO & pure that is too soft for bullets but contains too much tin to drip into shot. So we will see what effect rolling has in a while.
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    BAGTIC, thanks that answers my query.i have sense tried it and yes it works.

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    #4 Buckshot



    #4 Buckshot: trimmed apart, tumbled and graphited



    #4 Buckshot


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    For buckshot I just cut off the sprue with a pair of dyke pliers ground so the cutting edge is flat. I roll the shot between two stainless plates until they are round. Then I powder coat the shot.
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    HF $1.49 side cutters sanded down to cut buck shot





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    [QUOTE=Grmps;4432332]HF $1.49 side cutters sanded down to cut buck shot

    Good idea. I got some similar when I bought buckshot molds from SkiesUnlimited, but they are much smaller and require some force to use.

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    One of the tools left over from my working days is a 6" disc-1" belt sander. You've probably seen them in the Harbor Freight adds. If you go slow and easy the 1" belt does a pretty fair job of removing the sprue. Gp

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    00 buck







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    Grmps - Do you know if they make that mold in "0" buck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondiego View Post
    Grmps - Do you know if they make that mold in "0" buck?
    I say in touch with the owner of Sharpshooter Mold son pretty regular. He’s a member of my Facebook page called Buck and Slug Reloaders. He said his father should be back in business soon, and yes, he does make a 0 buck mold.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Trail View Post
    I say in touch with the owner of Sharpshooter Mold son pretty regular. He’s a member of my Facebook page called Buck and Slug Reloaders. He said his father should be back in business soon, and yes, he does make a 0 buck mold.


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    Do they have a website that I could order one from?

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