Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

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Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby Brownie Nash » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:02 am

Guys

I have always used Veggie Fiber Wads and was wondering if you guys that have used both have an opinion of pros and cons of the two? I also was wondering if Poly wads need a wax paper wad between them and the bullet.

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Re: Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby kokomokid » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:34 pm

I get better groups with LDPE sometimes. I would say try them side by side with your load. They do trap air and sometimes pop out bringing several grains of powder with them. I use a parchment paper wad under the bullet.
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Re: Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby gunlaker » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 am

I have only used LDPE with bore diameter paper patched bullets. I found them to work very well in that particular case.

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Re: Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby DRCook » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:24 am

I use LDPE wads with a notebook/typing paper/laser paper/old bills, etc paper in between it and the bullet base. Mostly scrap paper I save. Usually you can see them floating down after the shot.

After I quit compressing the powder with the wad, and inserting the wad after compression, the trapped air problem went away. I found a nut driver, like Craftsman or other tool company sells with a plastic handle like on a screw driver is just perfect for pushing the LDPE wad down in.

Start it at an angle and push down so the air pressure can be relieved before it goes flat against the powder.
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Re: Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby Brownie Nash » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm

It sounds as if the poly wads make a better seal than the veggie wads. Should do a better job of stopping gas cutting thus less leading????

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Re: Veggie Wads vs Poly Wads

Postby Lumpy Grits » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:58 pm

Poly's can and do melt.
Fiber seals and takes the heat better.
YMMV,
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