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Mike in Oz

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? - Page 2 Empty2018-11-04, 08:20

@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? - Page 2 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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Mike in Oz

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PostSubject: Re: Who shoots with Felt wads?   Who shoots with Felt wads? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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? - Page 2 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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