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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM   #1
midland man
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what thickness of hard felt do i need

okay guys next week I am gonna order a roll or two of hard felt from durofelt and so I load 20grs 3f in my 51' navy brass frame in 44c and 25gr in my other 51' navy steel frame in 44c, so what thickness do I need so that the roundball comes up very close to the edge of the cylinder's? thanks guys!
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM   #2
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This is the felt you want for wads, but it's not going to fill the cylinder all the way with standard loads
http://www.durofelt.com/image_26.html
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM   #3
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You should use some cream of wheat on top of the powder, then a wad, to where the ball is almost to the top of the chamber.
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Old Yesterday, 02:16 PM   #4
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wads get the 1/8" hard felt.
But if you are going to use Mickey Mouse loads.
you will need a filler or double stack the wads.
One section of the felt , IIRC 36 inch square will give you around 5000 wads or so. 44 cal.

personally never used a filler. and never worried if the ball was right close to the cylinder face.
And as a daily load I always use at least 30 gr. When loading for defense 35

Of course you can't do that with the brass frame.
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