Over powder wads


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Stoney
July 18, 2003, 06:26 PM
Do I need to use wads in my 1861 Springfield or my 3 band
Enfield.The Enfield manual mentions wads but the Springfield
came without a manual. I though when useing minie's, a wad was
not required.
Stoney.

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Jim K
July 18, 2003, 09:51 PM
I have never used a wad with Minie balls. They were not intended to be used with a wad or with a patch.

I have used those felt lubricated wads under the ball in a percussion revolver. They seem to work OK to provide lubrication and a seal without the mess of grease.

Jim

Mike Irwin
July 22, 2003, 02:26 PM
I'd think that using a wad with a Minne could actually interfere with the skirt expanding and possibly preventing the bullet from gripping the rifling correctly.

Stoney
July 22, 2003, 08:55 PM
I thought the same thing Mike. I'm not sure why the Enfield manual suggested useing wads,as far as manuals go, it's pretty crappy.
I really enjoy shooting the massive 58 cal minies though.

Stoney

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