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I did it, I built a shot maker that is turning out some very nice (a little bigger than I wanted but still usable, about a size 6 instead of 7) I used Hobart .023 inch wire feed nozzels for dripper nozzels (7 dollars for 5) and the rest was made from scrap I had laying around. Since the pictures and video were taken I have added a third nozzel and have added a layer of vegtable oil to the top of my antifreeze coolant.



As you can see, I feed it with my Lee production pot. What you cant see is the propane torch heating the under side of the bowl. The stainless steel ramp I covered with a layer of arsenol drop out mold release. I can now make about 20 pounds of good lead shot in a little over an hour not counting washing and drying time. here is a short vid of it in action.

http://s149.photobucket.com/albums/s51/WRQSUX/?action=view&current=100_0142.flv

None of my shot pictures turned out, so when I go on days off, I will try to take some more. Neither my daughters or my trap scores suffered when we started using this shot two weeks ago, and it will definatly save me some money.
 

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Oh, and dont give me to hard a time about the crappy looking welds, I literally cobbled this together in a afternoon to test the therory and it worked so well I don't feel like rebuilding it just so it looks good..........
 

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Awesome man, i have been thinking about building one of these. How do you keep the lead in the pan hot? Do you just use the production pot and no othere heat source???
 

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Awesome man, i have been thinking about building one of these. How do you keep the lead in the pan hot? Do you just use the production pot and no othere heat source???
I have a small propane torch heating the underside of the bowl. It is the kind that screws on to the one pound bottles (I feed it with a hose from a 25# bottle though)
 

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Thanks for posting your work.

Years ago my dad bought us boys a Littleton. Now a days knowing something about how they work, we'd have did a DIY.
 
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