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Video: Shot loads for '60 Army

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Pulp, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Pulp

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    I loaded a couple of cylinders with just 10 grains of 3f Goex, followed by a wad, then topped of the cylinder with #8 shot, and another wad. Worked pretty good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXdORl9OQVE

    In the past I've tried Wonder Wads, and have been disappointed with them. I cut some wads for this experiment out of e-flute corrugated containerboard. E-flute is or was the thinnest corrugated made. It's thinner than pizza boxes. It is still much stiffer than cardboard, and does a much better job holding in the shot. I only used 10 grains of powder so I wouldn't blow the center out of the shot charge.

    I believe this would make a great vermin load out to maybe even 5 or 6 yards.
     
  2. Acorn Mush

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    Interesting video pulp. Have you given any thought to trying some thin cereal-box cardboard for wads? I've used it for years for overshot wads in my 12ga. M/L scattergun. Works fine in that application.
     
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    I use cereal box type cardboard for overpowder wads in my .45-70. I've never used any overpowder wads for cap and ball unless just playin' around with a new idea.
     
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    You've got to appreciate anyone that thinks "outside of the box" pun intended.
    You-Tube is good for our forum thanks Pulp.
     
  5. duelist1954

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    Very neat. I never tried shot loads in my C&Bs, but it looks interesting.
     
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