Chilled lead shot....

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by dragonfly, Dec 1, 2011.


  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Ok, so I now have over 80 lbs of #7 1/2 and #8 shot...(mixed) all downloaded from Remington's and Federal's "sport loads". ( and more to come in the near future!)
    What the heck am I gonna do with it all?
    I have considered making up bean bags for range uses...sewing up old parts jeans, made of denim, and using it that way...BUT, I seriously doubt that I'll need that many bags and not nearly of any weight over say 12-15 lbs...maybe 20?
    Seeing as how the shot manufactured today is treated with 'arsenic' as a hardening compound, is it even "safe" to use for 'melting down' to make other rounds, such as for muzzle loading?
     
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just do NOT breath the fumes rising out of your Melt Pot, and you will be fine, I have used plenty of Old Lead Shot to cast .50 MaxiBalls for my Flintlock Rifles.
     
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  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Thanks BT! Yeah, that stuff might be hazardous to one's health!
    Not to mention their education and welfare!
     
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Needn't be said, but to be safe - it's an outdoor job for sure!
     
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I'd just reload it... i mean it's great for birds...
     
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