Not using a lubed wad
I am new to this. I have been shooting powder, wad, and ball with 30 grs of powder in my 1858 Rem .44 cal. Now, if I choose not to use the wad what happens to the space used by the wad in the chamber? This must mean that the ball is seated lower in the chamber. Is this OK? I just want to be safe.
Some shooters use 3 in 1 oil over the ball. Some just lube the ball in bulk before loading. From what I understad, the safest way is to put lube over the ball after loading such as chrisco and beeswax. Thanks for your help......