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bignut
12-14-2016, 12:01 AM
I was just playing around with some BH 209 in my 45-90. I am trying to reload some 535gn postels, and found that with the bullet seated where I prefer it against the lands (c.o.l. 3.55) I have about 3/8ths of an inch air space in the cartridge. I have a Mirocu Winchester 1885 with 34 inch barrel. I am wondering if anyone else has ran up against this, and what they used to fill the gap.

Not really wanting to stir the purist pot, just experimenting with my rifle.

semtav
12-21-2016, 12:22 PM
I have the same issue in my 42 Wesson. Had about that much gap. Can't think of the company now that makes thick wads, but I use a 3/8 thick wad on top the powder. Checked with the powder co. and they said it was ok. I'll try to get the name of the wadmaker. but I got them either from Natchez supply or Track of the Wolf.

semtav
12-21-2016, 12:26 PM
Circle Fly Wads from Track of the Wolf.

bignut
12-21-2016, 04:24 PM
Circle Fly Wads from Track of the Wolf.
Thank you very much semtav! Sounds like a better deal than Dacron. Merry christmas