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Thread: Graphite new shot

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    Boolit Bub
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    Graphite new shot

    After shot has been made and dried, how much graphite is needed to coat 25 lbs?


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    not much. I add about a teaspoon to the tumbler and stil have to sift it out when I'm done, less is more.
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    For me, a 9MM case full is plenty for 25#.

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    you only really need to graphite shot if its going to sit around, if you shoot it up quickly you can skip the graphite.
    if you are ever being chased by a taxidermist, don't play dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancher1913 View Post
    you only really need to graphite shot if its going to sit around, if you shoot it up quickly you can skip the graphite.
    That must be what Federal thinks also! I pulled some factory's apart and they looked like they just came out of the shotmaker. Unless they found a new way to coat them?

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    If using a cement mixer, do you need more to start with?

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    I tumble #4 buck in a RCBS Sidewinder tumbler and just a sprinkle goes a long way. Noisy as all get out though./beagle
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