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Old September 14, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Percussion 12 gauge size

What size do you guys cut your overshot/powder cardboard circles at? I know they say to go one bore larger when working with felt, but with cardboard?
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Old September 14, 2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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For my 10 ga, I use a 10 ga nitro card over the powder, 10 ga wad and a 9 ga over-shot card with a small V slit cut into it.
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Old September 14, 2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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I buy my 410 wads from this web site. Have found it much easier for my application to buy than to make them by hand. Not quite the answer your looking for OP. Just commenting a helpful link perhaps you or some other member could make use of.
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Old September 14, 2013, 07:10 PM   #4
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I also should have mentioned that I buy the wads and cards from circlefly. Good people to deal with, helpful, knowledgeable.
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Old September 15, 2013, 12:50 AM   #5
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I have an assortment of 11 ga and 12 ga cards and wads. I use whatever fits best in the hulls I'm using.

And, I also buy from Circle-Fly. I have a few items I've picked up from BPI, but Circle-Fly gets all of my business now. It's just a huge time saver to buy from them, rather than cut them myself. (I used to cut .44 caliber wads and cards. - I didn't enjoy it.)
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Old September 17, 2013, 11:16 PM   #6
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I use a piece of 3/4 inside diameter copper pipe to cut my cardboard wads for my 12 gauge muzzle loader.
Same for my overshot cards, cut from a shoebox top.

My over powder wads are cut from 2 layers of corrigated cardboard.
Then lubed..
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Old September 18, 2013, 04:19 AM   #7
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I use an original wad punch. Cereal boxes make good over shot cards.
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Old September 18, 2013, 06:46 AM   #8
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I just haven't gotten around to getting a real wad punch yet, only owned the shotgun for a week...
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Old September 18, 2013, 11:40 PM   #9
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Great ideas, especially the pipe to be used as a punch!
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