I'm familiar with best practices for mixing and milling BP. I note several very good ball mills are sold, yet every one is over $100. Two questions here:
Any particular brand name of ball mills available for $100, or less, or a bit more? I'm not into building a mill from scratch, so prefer one suitable to plug in and go.
Many smaller rock-tumbler "mills" have a round milling case, while other larger ones are usually multi-sided. I sense the multi-sided mill barrels are much better for BP milling, but has anyone had success with smaller, round-barrel mills?
I can easily run the mill for longer periods of time, if needed. Time isn't of the essence for me, though approaching Goex burn rates is what's wanted and needed, Skylighter promotes red-gum BP (unmilled) as being quite "hot," and I've had good results with that mode. Still, a ball mill will likely make "better" BP than any red-gum blend--I suspect.
Comments and ideas welcome. Thanks.
Edward in New Mexico