Lead Shot

Discussion in 'Pre-1900s Guns and Ammo' started by randyt, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. randyt

    randyt Master Survivalist
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    Has anyone made their own shot? If so how did it turn out?
     
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  2. TMT Tactical

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    Looking forward to some answers here. I am curious too.
     
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  3. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    I make my own buckshot/swan shot using a mould.
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    You can also make a rough shot from cutting sheet lead & the sprews from moulding.



    Keith.
    More information on lead shot here: https://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2016/04/an-update-of-small-shot-for-smoothbores.html
    https://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2016/04/more-on-small-shot-for-smoothbores.html
    https://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2013/11/research-small-bar-lead-for-making-shot.html
     
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    I have made it by melting lead with a tourch from about 5 feet into a can of water it makes a year drop shape shot that when shot they turn and fly like tear drops falling
     
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  5. Bishop

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    By the way in Baltimore they have a shot tower where they dropped hot lead as it feel it cooled into musket balls it was 200 odd feet tall
     
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