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birdshot
February 12, 2011, 02:04 AM
i am baffled as to why wads for cap and balls are so expensive, so following advise from other shooters, i located a hollow punch at Harbor Freight which is 7/16 ID. or .4375. Would this size wad work in the Ruger Old army?

arcticap
February 12, 2011, 02:24 AM
Howdy birdshot.
See this thread which shows how ClemBert increased the diameter of the same punches to .455 for making wads:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411414&highlight=punch

birdshot
February 12, 2011, 02:45 AM
Thanks Articap, I guess after 150 years all of the questions have been asked. That link you supplied was just what i needed.

arcticap
February 12, 2011, 03:00 AM
Everything written is so linear that it seems to make us all go around in circles to find anything that we need.
It's even time consuming to locate anything in a store without walking up and down aisles and around in circles, especially those building supply stores! :D