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Old February 22, 2008, 01:24 PM   #1
berkmberk1
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BP wads over or under ball?

This sounded strange to me at first, but then...I wonder....would it be practical? I was reading the loading instructions for my Traditions C&B pistol, an 1851 Navy. It went thru the whole process and at the end said to place a wad over the ball. I thought I had always read about putting the wad between the charge and the ball. The more I think about it, wouldn't this be a faster, less messy way of sealing a chamber than glopping a bunch of grease over the end?
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