This is the overpowder wads which acts as the gas seal. It is the first wad loaded over the powder in a muzzle loader or modern shotshell. It can be used for both black powder and smokeless loads. It also serves as a filler in plastic shotcups for reduced shot charges.
This card has fast become a favorite around the shop. We use this card as an overshot card to hold the shot charge in place in muzzle loaders, brass shells, and roll crimped shotshells. Works equally well as a nitro card in applications where a thinner card is needed.
This wad is used to hold the shot charge in place in muzzle loaders and roll crimped shotshells. In modern shotshells, it is useful when placed over a shot charge before crimping to ensure flatter, tighter crimps. This is a very lightweight, but stiff card, made from coated stock and lends itself to being used for loading blanks.
We offer this card with modern shotshell reloaders in mind. This card is primarily a wad column spacer/nitro card for custom loadings with smokeless powder.
This wad is used in rifle and pistol cartridges to protect the base of a cast lead bullet from gas cutting, thus reducing bore leading and increasing accuracy. Also useful in muzzle loading rifles to protect the patch from gas cutting. They are made from 100% natural material and are legal in all matches.
The 1/2" fiber is available in different options for the following uses. Dry: As a shot cushion wad, either lubed by hand or dry. Also as a case filler. Will usually disintegrate upon firingPre-Lubed: Designed for black powder applications. Will keep the fouling soft and reduce leading.
This wad is used on top of the nitro card to cushion the shot charge. It can be split into any thickness as needed and can be lubed with any type of lube or be used dry, if desired. This wad works well as a case filler.
This wad is used as an alternative to the popular lubed wads, as the wax makes the wad harder and more suitable for cartridges, special order only.
We use the standard ½" fiber cushion coated with our own lube for these wads, and they are designed to keep black powder fouling softer, and your gun cleaner. We are able to coat the outside of the wad, and keep the centers dry. This puts the lube where it is needed, and keeps the wad as light as possible for the best patterns possible. Best suited for use in cartridge guns.
These wads use a dense 3/8" fiber coated with our own lube designed to help black powder fouling softer and your gun cleaner.. Best suited for use in cartridge guns and C&B revolvers. These wads are a cost effective alternative, offering superior performance to wonder wads when cut in half thickness.
These wads are made from a denser material than the 1/2" material we offer and work well as a cushion or spacer in shotshells that need a thinner wad for proper column height. Being biodegradable, these wads are particularly well suited for modern shotshells without plastic wad litter. Can be used without a nitro card.
The 1/2" fiber is available made to order for the following use.Waxed: Designed for smokeless load applications. Our blend of waxes creates a barrier from moisture, increases gas sealing, and lubricates the bore to reduce leading. This wad is very similar to the ring waxed wads from Alcan. Made to order.
We offer this material with modern shotshell reloaders in mind. This wad is used primarily as a shotcup filler for custom loadings with smokeless powder. Offers excellent shock adsorption for the shot charge when used with magnum loadings. May also be used in nitro for black applications.Please note that these are made to order and there is a 3 weeks waiting time.
W.W. Greener in his book "The Gun and It's Development" says this about wool felt; "The secret of good shooting is in the employment of a first-class felt wad over the powder; and it is inperative that this wad be of good quality. The texture must be close and firm, but the relative hardness or softness of the wad is of less moment. The felt wad serves to clean the fouling in the barrel left from the firing of the previous charge." These wads are not to be mistaken for the woven wool or synthetic material generally sold elsewhere as felt.