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PostSubject: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-28, 10:53

With the shop coming along nicely, I have been thinking about producing my own lubed felt wads. I am pricing material and tools that I would need, which includes a press for removing excess lube. BUT


How many of you actually use a lubed felt between between the patch/powder charge or even under a conical bullet?

I don't want to get to ahead of myself and end up with an item I can not move out fast enough.

Common calibers will be 50 & 54 with the possibility of a 58cal felt wad.

These wads would be lubed with Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-28, 11:10

I use them all the time and would buy from you
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-28, 11:21

Have used them in smooth bore trade guns, and always use them in the black powder cartridge guns.

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-29, 10:25

I use them in my smooth bore, and .58's.  I have found that a lubed felt button under the patch round ball reduces the patch shredding on a few of my antique guns with pitted bores.  It also tightens up the groups.
You might consider un-lubed felt buttons of various bore sizes, that way the user can lube the buttons if he/she desires.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-29, 17:07

Have found the very same thing, Jack Gardner wrote about this years ago in a Dixie Gunworks Catalog. Thanks for the reminder Grimrod.  study    :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-29, 17:15

Im also considering offer a much thinner 1/16" felt wad to for those that do not need the typical 1/8" wad.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-29, 19:03

@FrontierGander wrote:
Im also considering offer a much thinner 1/16" felt wad to for those that do not need the typical 1/8" wad.

Get your butt in gear and start crankin' this new product out ...... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-09-29, 19:19

I'm getting there Buck.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-02, 17:45

I will be updating to machine powder as my neck is killing me after doing 200 of these the other day. This would take way to much time and muscle using manual labor and certainly would not be worth the price.

Hopefully by early next year I will be in full production.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-02, 17:57

Back to slicing tampax's for wad felts......  What a Face  Who shoots with Felt wads? Shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4RoLv-Fr7oE8fzpEAfvH5tc5_ovWoiuAA3pTtc6kquM4nhWC5XiU&usqp=CAc   lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-02, 18:26

Shoot Buck, those are almost as expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-03, 09:17

Now that is funny ...   Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-05, 03:14

I use felt wads in my .72  over the powder, the bore is a little rough so it makes it easy to load in the field with a wooden ramrod. With the 4 dram charges of ffg you can feel the rifle torque up between your hands so I reckon the wad and patched ball are really gripping the rifling.,I will try some greased felt wads in a .62 original Baker style sporting rifle,  the rifling is ver deep in that rifle.

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-09, 19:07

@FrontierGander wrote:
Shoot Buck, those are almost as expensive!

Get the used ones. They're free.

I have never used felt wads. I do have some 50 cal wads I was given. They looked dried out so I got an ice cream stick and dabbed a little pat of Crisco on them and placed them on a plastic lid off a can of peanuts. Then I microwaved them about a minute and the Crisco melted and was soaked into the felt.

The next time I go shoot I am going to try some REAL bullets in my 50 cal with and without the wads and see if it makes a difference. I would not of thought of using the wads with the bullets if I hadn't read your post and article in the Backwoodsman magazine. I have always shot the bullets with just lube wiped on them and hit what I aimed at. But if it makes the groups better then nothing wrong with that.

I can't say if it would be worth making them to sell or not. Me being cheap like I am will probably just buy a couple of wad punches and make my own. On the other hand buying them premade might be a better idea since I mainly shoot PRB most of the time. I have 150 wads on hand now. It will be a long time before those are shot up.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 15:03

@FrontierGander wrote:
Im also considering offer a much thinner 1/16" felt wad to for those that do not need the typical 1/8" wad.


Have you tried the thinner wads behind one of the Lee REAL bullets before?
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 15:25

@burlesontom wrote:
@FrontierGander wrote:
Im also considering offer a much thinner 1/16" felt wad to for those that do not need the typical 1/8" wad.


Have you tried the thinner wads behind one of the Lee REAL bullets before?

No, I have not tried the thinner wad yet.

I did however make a bunch of .50cal wads today in 1/8". Tomorrow I will look at the .44-.45 cutter and make sure the diameter is correct and punch a supply out. Hoping my new bags are in by next week.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 16:24

How much for .50 cal. wads and how many in a package?  Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 17:12

Not 100% sure on price yet, but it will beat any other sellers price out there. Standard 100 per pack.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 19:49

I just got 200 hundred from track of the wolf for 5.95 per 100 and they were lubed
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 20:08

I checked the site and didnt find anything at that price. 50cal pre lubed shows up at 9.29
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 20:43

You are correct Im sorry I quoted the wrong price
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-10-10, 20:47

okay thats a good thing actually lol! We will still come in under that price even when lubed. Although I seem to get a feeling that most want them dry?
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-03, 15:23

Did a test run of the .36 & .44-45cal wads today. They seem to be perfect and over sized for a nice snug fit! Be a while before I get to them, just so much on the table at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-03, 16:45

I am using .44-.45 wads now and for the first time. 

I paid way too much for the first 2 packs of 100. I did not shop around well. I do not remember the exact amount I paid. I just remember thinking, "My God! I could have bought tampons for that!" (See Buck's post about slicing up Tampons for wads or this joke looks really weird.)

Put me down for an order of lubed, please. 

PS... For the record: After writing this, I discovered I am not comfortable with the words 'tampon' and 'lube' in the same post- even in an innocent fashion!

This may be the weirdest post I have made. alien

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-03, 16:52

lol! yeah kinda makes you feel funny doesnt it?

I'll let you know when they are available KC.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-03, 17:54

I use felt wads in my BP cartridge guns and in my cap and ball pistols but i don't think they'd work real well in my rifles.....
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-03, 17:56

They'll work in rifles. I use them in my rifles with patched round ball and with conical bullets. Mostly flat based lead conical bullets.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-04, 00:31

I use them in my smoothbore Howdah pistols. I've been thinking about trying them in my smallbore rifles.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-04, 01:19

@FrontierGander wrote:
They'll work in rifles. I use them in my rifles with patched round ball and with conical bullets. Mostly flat based lead conical bullets.

So you load the powder, then the wad then the PRB in a rifle and they shoot okay?
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@Mike in Oz wrote:
@FrontierGander wrote:
They'll work in rifles. I use them in my rifles with patched round ball and with conical bullets. Mostly flat based lead conical bullets.

So you load the powder, then the wad then the PRB in a rifle and they shoot okay?

Yes exactly. The wad fills the rifling and protects the patch. Super helpful when using large amounts of powder.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-04, 08:28

Works really well with small bores and large amounts of powder like 55-60 grains in a .36 caliber. That load makes them whistle like a .22 Hornet or a Zipper.

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-04, 16:31

@FrontierGander wrote:
@Mike in Oz wrote:
@FrontierGander wrote:
They'll work in rifles. I use them in my rifles with patched round ball and with conical bullets. Mostly flat based lead conical bullets.

So you load the powder, then the wad then the PRB in a rifle and they shoot okay?

Yes exactly. The wad fills the rifling and protects the patch. Super helpful when using large amounts of powder.

Huh. Who'd have thunk it....
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-18, 08:51

I only use them in my .45.  So far I've found there is no need for them under a patch and ball.  My .45 shoots a 370 gr conical.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-22, 22:06

I use them in all my .50,.54 rifles with prb and the .44 revolver. All the rifles are more accurate with wads vs without.

I like to buy them dry and lube with TOW mink oil. You would definitely have a customer base, especially the revolver calibers.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-22, 22:21

That's good! The .44 and 50cal wads are selling like crazy so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-23, 00:10

Do you make a .45 1/4 in inch hard felt wad?

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-11-23, 10:36

1/8 inch only for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? Empty2018-12-17, 18:47

Just an update, but I currently am going to start offering prelubed wads in 44/45 caliber. I have 7 bags of prelubed wads in those calibers ready to go. The 50 & 44 - 45 cal wads are selling hot and fast. I will have them up tomorrow in my classifieds area.
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