Corn Meal Filler Question


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Wwalstrom
June 17, 2006, 10:17 AM
The wife works weekend/nights, and, this morning, I recalled we had some corn meal somewhere in a cupboard.

After some diggin, I came up with a 5 pound bag (less a pound and a half). The "use by date" was sometime in 2004, but that's not what concerns me. Most of the articles I've seen show a cornmeal filler with large grain size, and this stuff is, literally, ground to a fine flour-like powder. I scavenged my container-full, but have a question.

Can I still use this as a filler in my revolver for light/target loads? Say, powder, wad, cornmeal, ball? I know cornmeal is used, because it will compress ... but is the compression characteristic of cornmeal affected by grain size? Or not?

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Manyirons
June 17, 2006, 10:25 AM
Not enough diff ta fret over. Never use it anymore, ya can get jus tha same or better accuracy with tall loads loaded right.

Costs a fraction more and prolly harder ta shoot as well, but funner!

Duncaninfrance
June 17, 2006, 12:15 PM
The whole point of it is to place the ball at the top of the chamber and as it is normaly trapped between a wad and the ball I doubt that it matters what size the grains are.
Duncan

pohill
June 17, 2006, 02:37 PM
I've used cornmeal and Cream of Wheat, mainly for accuracy, and maybe some barrel scrubbing, but gave it up mainly to cut out a step.

Weird Guy
June 18, 2006, 01:09 AM
Cornmeal, flour, cake mix, tapioca, cream of wheat, oatmeal, malt-o-meal, whatever.

Filler is filler. Just be sure to bring some sugar and milk with in case you get hungry.

I don't use anything myself, but if I did I would use either Malt-o-Meal or large grain corn meal. Probably Malt-o-meal because that is what I have in my cupboard right at the moment.

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