Cleaning reclaimed shot.

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Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by chipper » February 3rd, 2018, 10:49 pm

How is everybody cleaning thier shot they recover from their traps? The rubber mats I'm using have a felt type side and along with the rubber residue the felt is stuck to it.

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 3rd, 2018, 11:07 pm

Most guys are using an auto clave, this one seems to be popular

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Post by reminex » February 3rd, 2018, 11:16 pm

Clean it with torch, soak in cup with dawn detergent, dry with towel.

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Post by jhogue » February 4th, 2018, 4:38 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
February 3rd, 2018, 11:07 pm
Most guys are using an auto clave, this one seems to be popular

https://www.sterilizerusa.com/sterisure ... Lw_D_BwE
That link took me to a $1,415 autoclave. Hadn’t you posted some other time about one that was less than $100?

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by BeardBuster » February 4th, 2018, 7:40 am

I posted this same question a couple of years ago. I know exactly what you’re talking about with that black rubber coating the shot. I’ve been boiling mine in a pot of water. The hot water makes the rubber come off the shot and float on the surface. You’ll have to skim the rubber particles off the surface of the water and you may have to boil it a second time which is kind of a pain but it does work. I’ve read where some are using brake cleaner bit I’ve never tried that.


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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by hoobilly » February 4th, 2018, 9:12 am

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
February 3rd, 2018, 11:07 pm
Most guys are using an auto clave, this one seems to be popular

https://www.sterilizerusa.com/sterisure ... Lw_D_BwE
:LMAO:

that was a serious question Tom

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by chipper » February 4th, 2018, 10:20 am

Thanks for the replies guys, I was thinking of soaking in lacquer thinner, but will try the boiling too. The auto clave sounds good but I'm just a poor ole country boy carpenter, that's out of my league!

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by chipper » February 4th, 2018, 10:28 am

I did just use my trap for the 1st time yesterday and it was a success though! My son in law and I shot some of Tommys Blue Thunders in his Mossberg 500 and patterned as expected, I shot a few 90/93's and a 1 3/8 Hot Rod, my best calculation was we shot 10.750 once of shot and recovered 9 ounces
I'm happy with that.

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by huntin » February 4th, 2018, 4:37 pm

How did you wind up cleaning your shot? I know you didn't have time to order an autoclave. :violent3:

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by alabamabowman » February 4th, 2018, 9:45 pm

I don't use mats, but rather canvas drop clothes from home Depot. I hang 2 pieces separated 4 or 5 inches with sheet metal 5 inches behind that. The canvas has a curtain affect slowing the shot before hitting metal. A plus is shot can't get stuck. Been using this for 4 years and works great. Every season I start with new canvas.

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by Turkinator » February 4th, 2018, 10:43 pm

Sort of off topic, but do you see much difference in the reclaim and new?

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by chipper » February 10th, 2018, 8:41 pm

huntin wrote:
February 4th, 2018, 4:37 pm
How did you wind up cleaning your shot? I know you didn't have time to order an autoclave. :violent3:
I boiled some of it and it worked pretty good, took a little bit but worked good, the laquer thinner worked too but it dissolved some of the mat or fiber particles and made a sticky mess, a new bath in laquer thinner then straining cleaned it right up.

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Re: Cleaning reclaimed shot.

Post by huntin » February 10th, 2018, 9:51 pm

chipper wrote:
February 10th, 2018, 8:41 pm
huntin wrote:
February 4th, 2018, 4:37 pm
How did you wind up cleaning your shot? I know you didn't have time to order an autoclave. :violent3:
I boiled some of it and it worked pretty good, took a little bit but worked good, the laquer thinner worked too but it dissolved some of the mat or fiber particles and made a sticky mess, a new bath in laquer thinner then straining cleaned it right up.
Thanks, I've been using mats with the felt backing and struggling to clean the shot. They were also holding a lot of shot in the rubber and I have recovered dented shot that probably hit one of the embedded shot. I've got some new rubber mats that I'm going to try if it ever quits raining. Hopefully the reclaimed shot from the new mats will be easier to clean.

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