WANTED OLD LEAD SHOT

Discussion in 'Reloading Talk' started by Jesse168, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    I am looking for some BB size lead shot. If anyone has any or any old shotgun shells loaded with the lead BB shot please contact me. The lead BB is not made any more as far as I know. I have a special project that I need that size shot for...not shooting. BB size shot is suppose to be .180 diameter. Since the mandatory use of steel shot the largest lead shot allowed is #4 so there is no use for lead BB shot for hunting. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dang I wish known about this sooner I just melted down two 25# bags of that to make sinkers with.
     

  3. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I'll check my supplies next week. I don't reload shotshells so it will be old ammo.
     
  4. BIGMIKE1957

    BIGMIKE1957 New Member

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    Littleton Shotmaker


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  5. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I went to the website, no chart for dripers. I went to ebay and found dripers in size 8 through 5.
     
  6. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I got a reply from Littleton. Double the price and 3 people working to keep the shot maker going for BB shot.
     
  7. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I looked through my stash, I have none.
     
  8. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    Thanks Jimmy that last post will give me what I need.

    Jesse
     
  9. BillSki

    BillSki Active Member

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    Ive got 5 bags of this stuff, labeled size bb or 88 lol the label wore off. Ive been using it to make skinkies. You want a couple bags? I don't shoot, is just scrap to me. Says chilled lead shot... about the size of a .177 pellet from a typical pellet gun.


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  10. bvomark

    bvomark Well-Known Member

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    Bill if Jesse doesn't want it all I would buy a bag. Use it for coyote hunting here. Sent you a PM.
     
  11. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    No replies to any post, guess he doesn't need it that bad.
     
  12. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Lead skinkies, lordy I've been using steel ball bearings.
     
  13. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    Jimmy you know I don't hound this site like you do. It takes me a couple of days to repost on this site.

    BillSki I would like to get a bag at least from you. I don't want to hoard all of it. I believe in sharing.

    Jesse
     
  14. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Being retired for 8 years leaves me lots of time for computer work, mostly checking forums I belong to.
    Got to work the garden in sections since it takes a week or more to plant it all. Got rain in the forecast for next few days and don't dare getting the disk in there and have to wait a week for it to dry up enough to get back in.
     
  15. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    Jimmy
    I tried calling you and tried to get you to call me. I was going to tell you I retired the end of January this year.
    I don't get the big disability check you do. I am still trying to figure how to make ends meet on SS check.
    One way is that I'm back working on small outboard motors again. So far I have a 25 hp, 15 hp, 9 1/2, 3 hp evinrudes/johnsons restored for sale....and am working on a 15 hp electric start evinrude.
     
  16. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    The SS check doesn't make it for sure. It does allow you to find other income. This disability check won't allow extra income. I get a small check from my mom's account twice per year. Everytime it's deposited I get a call wanting to know if I'm working.
    Are you listing those motors online, what sites?
     
  17. Jesse168

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    Jimmy I haven't advertised them anywhere yet. Just going by word of mouth to friends. Just bought another 9 1/2 hp Johnson yesterday that has been setting up for a while... when I get through with it it'll run like a new one. So far I'm having more problems finding gas tanks for my motors than anything else.
     
  18. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    You talking about the flat tanks that sit on the floor of the boat? As much as I hate to we'll be going to the Horn Lake walmart wednesday. We need 2 bags of epsom salt before planting tomato plants. I'll look while there.