Thread: .45-70 and 3FG
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Old September 3, 2012, 12:54 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Moloch
By the way, whats the purpose of a wad between powder and bullet? To protect the base and act kind of like a gas-check? Is this really necessary with ordinary low pressure blackpowder?
I'm not sure why, but my Sharps likes a grease cookie between the powder and bullet. I melt a little lube, the pour it on a wax paper, cover it with wax paper and roll it into a thin sheet. After charging with powder, I place the sheet on the mouth of the cartridge and thumb-press it down on the powder, then seat the bullet. It cut groups in my rifle by about 1/3d.
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