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#70571 - 12/03/04 11:35 PM speaker stands and lead shot?
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I just bought a pair of 29" VTI RF stands for my M22ti, it's refillable with mass so I wanted to get some lead shot, looks like I'll need about a gallon or two of that stuff to get them filled. where can I get them for cheap?

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#70572 - 12/04/04 12:54 AM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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Find a gun shop that caters to reloaders. If you have a Cabelas around they sell about as cheap as anyone...

Just don't buy the fancy copper-plated shot; it costs an arm and a leg and won't make your speakers sound any better
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#70573 - 12/04/04 08:19 AM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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Lead Shot is best an is pretty expensive an is the best to do but in case u don't wanna drop the Dough u can get Sand an jus keep packin it in there will suffice , but i would go with the Shot if u got the $$$$ lol lol oh yeh an make sure u put something around ur Balls it gonna b HEAVY lmao when u lift it an move it
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#70574 - 12/04/04 11:45 AM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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If you do go with sand, consider putting it in plastic bags to avoid leakage and mess. Also, another good reason to avoid the copper shot is the extensive break-in period involved.

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#70575 - 12/04/04 01:07 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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In reply to:

Also, another good reason to avoid the copper shot is the extensive break-in period involved.




Not to mention the oxygen-free copper shot sounds so much better.
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#70576 - 12/04/04 01:44 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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It sounds much better than sand or concrete.

We used to have a lead pot that we would pour hot lead into stands and racks. It was pretty cool to watch. It would make a 10lbs Item weigh 5 to 10X more.
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#70577 - 12/04/04 02:07 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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I would think that lead pot would be very hard to smoke.
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#70578 - 12/04/04 02:12 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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It is and it causes cancer.
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#70579 - 12/04/04 08:41 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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I'd called around and the lead shot at local gun shops are very expensive, most of them wanted about $6.50/lb depending on size. I did a search online and found most scuba shops also carry some lead shot pouch vary from 1 to 10 lb to help diver sink, If I remember correctly it's call the Sea Pearls Soft Weights. They're selling for $2.50/lb so I bought 20 lb, the shot are way more expensive than sand but they're very dense and heavy!! each VTI RF stand have total of 3 tubes and each tube can take about 10~12 lb so for now I only filled the center piece, the shot is small and very easy to fill through the hole. :-)


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#70580 - 12/04/04 09:09 PM Re: speaker stands and lead shot?
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Hitting the scuba shop was a good idea, I forgot about that. Lead shot for guns needs to be pretty accurately formed in order to fly straight, while lead weights just have to be heavy...

Sorry I missed that. Glad you found a source.
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