Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

BP revolver wads

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Cascade Man, Sep 12, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cascade Man

    Cascade Man Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    West of the Cascades
    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???
     
  2. Axman

    Axman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    681
    Location:
    Golden Valley, AZ
    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.
     
  3. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    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)
     
  4. JediJJJ

    JediJJJ Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    197
    Location:
    Meechigan
    Which wad to choose

    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
     
  5. arcticap

    arcticap Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    6,185
    Location:
    Central Connecticut
    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:
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  6. Mossyrock

    Mossyrock Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2003
    Messages:
    352
    Location:
    The Great Pacific Northwest
    .36 cal wads?

    So when can we expect to see the .36 caliber wads?
     
  7. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,037
    .36's is availble now.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page