Wads under Paper-patch bullets

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Wads under Paper-patch bullets

Post by .22-5-40 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:33 pm

Hello, I have a question about the use of wads under a bore sized paper-patched bullet using black powder. Loading is for a .40-70 2 1/2" straight ctg. If I use a hard veg. fiber wad under the bullet, but use a softer wad under that..say a felt wad, and or Puff-Lon filler..in order to reduce case capacity for a lighter recoiling load...will the kick of the powder charge still obturate bullet to groove dia.? Bullets are 330gr. cast 30-1. Thanks!

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Re: Wads under Paper-patch bullets

Post by Brent » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 pm

Almost certainly. However, it is easy to tell. Shoot it, and collect the papers. The paper doesn't lie.
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