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Old February 12, 2011, 02:04 AM   #1
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wad ? cap and ball

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?
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Old February 12, 2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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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/show...ighlight=punch
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Old February 12, 2011, 02:45 AM   #3
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thanks

Thanks Articap, I guess after 150 years all of the questions have been asked. That link you supplied was just what i needed.
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Old February 12, 2011, 03:00 AM   #4
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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!

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