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Thread: wads choices for cartridge loads ?

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    Boolit Master Lead pot's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    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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    Chill Wills's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    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????

    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.
    Chill Wills

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    Boolit Grand Master
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    South Jersey
    Add to the wads list ... felt, cork and florist foam (with a thin cardboard behind the foam)

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    Boolit Mold
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    I use 1/8" (I think) cork or milk carton depending on what I am loading.

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    Boolit Bub yulzari's Avatar
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    France Nouvelle Aquitaine
    I use beermat disks with a disk of baking parchment next to the bullet when using wax wads.

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

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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