BP revolver wads


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Cascade Man
September 12, 2006, 04:09 PM
Hi there,

I have a 1851 Navy revolver in a .44 cal. I've heard to put a lubed wad between the powder and ball. I have also heard to put a lubed wad on TOP of the ball. But then again, I heard to put WonderLube or some type of Bore Butter on TOP of the ball. Won't it get all messy and run down the gun in my holster while I'm in the woods lookin' for Elk? Any advice???

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Axman
September 12, 2006, 04:44 PM
The lube is designed to prevent cross flashing to adjacent cylinders. I've always rammed the ball in on top of the powder and then put the grease on top of the ball. It seems messy but it's not as bad as it sounds.

Manyirons
September 12, 2006, 04:46 PM
Now who told ya that loada bull? Ya DONT puts wads in fronta tha ball an ya DONT use BLUNDERwads ifin ya care. BIGIRON wad between tha powder an yer bullet.

Heres a write up by MEC on tha board.

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=219971

http://www.bigironbarrels.com/products.html



BigIron Wads .44 caliber New Product!
Product Number: BW001, BW002, BW003, BW004
Price: $6/100 (felt), $7.50/100 (vegetable fiber) delivered*
Product Description: Another new product we're offering is wads soaked in the Number One Enhanced lube. You have a choice of vegetable fiber wads ($7.50/100) or felt wads ($6/100) these come in 1/8 and 3/16 thickness, and are available in .44 caliber. (.36 caliber in approx. one month)

JediJJJ
September 13, 2006, 01:23 PM
After seeing the reviews and comments I'm going to order some wads from bigiron. My question is: What is the difference between the felt and vegetable fiber wads? Why would you choose one over the other.

Thanx

JJJ

arcticap
September 13, 2006, 03:31 PM
Product Description: Another new product we're offering is wads soaked in the Number One Enhanced lube. You have a choice of vegetable fiber wads ($7.50/100) or felt wads ($6/100) these come in 1/8 and 3/16 thickness, and are available in .44 caliber. (.36 caliber in approx. one month)

http://www.bigironbarrels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=89

The vegetable wad is harder, stiffer and thinner while the wool wad is softer, thicker and more flexible.
Being harder, the vegetable wad may have slightly more of a scouring effect as it passes through the bore, and may allow more room for powder in the cylinder chambers too. But I'm not sure if it's more fragile or difficult to load or not.
The wool wad may compress when loaded and expand a little as it passes through the bore to promote cleaning. Being flexible may have the benefit of holding more lube and act to cushion the ball more upon ignition.
Many black powder cartridge shooters use vegetable wads over their powder as a gas check. So maybe these are especially better suited for use in revolvers when shooting heavier powder loads.
Why not try both to see which suit you the best? :rolleyes:

Mossyrock
September 13, 2006, 03:46 PM
So when can we expect to see the .36 caliber wads?

Manyirons
September 13, 2006, 07:06 PM
.36's is availble now.

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