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Thread: wads choices for cartridge loads ?

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    Chill either that or your not to careful how close to the last hole your cutting the next wad

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    I have been having good luck with 0.060" cork automotive gasket. It's biodegradable and I feel that it's softness and thickness should cause it to compress to seal the bore well.

    Have also used cereal box cardboard and long ago cardboard milk carton. Juice boxes are an idea for thought. Waxed material might be nice for lube cookies or when you are concerned about lube contamination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead pot View Post
    Chill either that or your not to careful how close to the last hole your cutting the next wad
    Hmmm, you mean wads punched while overlapping holes aren't Okay????
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    You make a good point to anyone doing this for the first time in that if you get too close the last hole, the sides of your wads are not full and perpendicular. I have not done any accuracy testing in this area - poorly cut wads cant be good - just make and shoot good wads.
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    Add to the wads list ... felt, cork and florist foam (with a thin cardboard behind the foam)
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    I use 1/8" (I think) cork or milk carton depending on what I am loading.

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    I use beermat disks with a disk of baking parchment next to the bullet when using wax wads.

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    I use Walters wads, John is a great guy and I order them directly from him.

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    .025 card wads works for me.

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    For a really top quality press punch, Fred Cornell makes them to your specs for diameter. Buffalo Arms handles them or his address: Fred Cornell, Custom Shooting Accessories, 3579 Wilawana Rd., Sayre, PA. 18840. Ph. 570-888-9236.
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    What exactly is HDPE and LDPE? Are they plastics? I thought using plastics with BP was not a good idea with BP, because it melts and sticks to the bore. At least thatís what they say about loading plastic shot shells.

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    Hi (or Lo) Density PolyEthylene - doesn't stick to the bore and for most of us it seals better than other wad materials.

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    You can make your own wax card board with paraffin that is use for canning of jams and jellies and also candles. Also you can get cork at farm fleet stores also. Can you use the plastic from tubs for margarine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper9260 View Post
    You can make your own wax card board with paraffin that is use for canning of jams and jellies and also candles. Also you can get cork at farm fleet stores also. Can you use the plastic from tubs for margarine?
    dont eat margarine -- that stuff is toxic

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check