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Old December 11, 2018, 06:14 AM   #1
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using old wonder wads

I have not shot my black powder pistols for a long time but I am going out around Christmas time and am in question about using old felt wads. will the lube still be good or should I just go and get some new ones. Can I just put some kind of lube on them like melted Crisco or such.
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Old December 11, 2018, 06:37 AM   #2
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Just put them in some melted crisco, let them soak it up, then squeeze out the excess.

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Old December 11, 2018, 07:03 AM   #3
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Yup, that would be my 2nd recommendation.

The first one would be to store them in an airtight container.
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Old December 11, 2018, 07:19 PM   #4
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I wouldn't do a thing to them except load them & send them down range as usual.
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Old December 11, 2018, 09:49 PM   #5
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I have some Wonder Wads that are dry. They may be that way by design. I've taken to putting a dab of Bore Butter on top of them and then pressing the ball on top of that.

I go powder, wonder wad, bore butter, ball. Works good.
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Old December 13, 2018, 05:38 AM   #6
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Thank all of you for your help I am going to try the little dab of bore butter on top. I think that way I will only do what I think I will use for the day. Again thank to all.
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