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Thread: Wax paper tube as wad?

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    Boolit Bub Bwana John's Avatar
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    Jul 2019
    N. AZ

    Wax paper tube as wad?

    I have not had a lot of luck using .410 wads in a 45 cap shotshell.
    Hard to start even using wad fingers, takes up valuable payload space, and the patterns are very inconsistent with or without them

    How about a cardstock over powder wad, then insert a tube made of wax paper wrapped around a dowel, and folding over on the bottom then filled with shot, twisted on top and flattened under a over shot card before final crimping?

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    Boolit Grand Master GhostHawk's Avatar
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    Mar 2014
    Fargo ND
    Instead of waxed paper, save potato chip mylar bags. Cut a rectangle long enough to go around about 1 1/3rd times.

    It will do a better job of containing the shot, and protecting your barrel.

    If it is shiny silver inside it is mylar. If it is like a Dorito's bag I'd reverse it. shiny side out, printed side in with the shot.

    I even use the whisper thin pop tarts mylar for fly tieing. Cut it in strips, and wrapped you can make a body shine like a minnow.

    Handy stuff, don't throw it away!

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