Like I said, that's what I heard. Still, it seems to me that a lubed wad over
the ball would work just as well and be easier. It would still protect from chain fires, it would still lube the bore.......it would also look weird......
, but I believe it would still work. One consideration though would be wad fit. If it fell out then, there you are! Still, all in all, there are some who use no wad at all!