Modern plastic wads
are convenient to use, and they work fine with heavy turkey loads in the Knight and T/C in-line muzzleloaders.
With the support of Kurt Fackler, CEO of Ballistic Products, l tried a variety of their card wads
, felt wads
, shot cups, gas seals, air wedges and fiber filler wads
We viewed a payload of shot moving out of a wad
stop style choke such as Pattern Master, Dead Ringer and others.
The resulting "turkey head" patterns produced by the new wad
are remarkably dense, giving super tight turkey choke patterns from even regular full chokes.
The compression formed case without a separate base wad
was so strong that it was experimentally loaded up to pressures of 60,000 to 65,000 psi before it failed.
As seen in the accompanying picture, the loading kit consists of a miniature loading press that resembles those used by benchrest shooters; a shot and powder scoop; a' decapping pin; a wad
punch; and five Mini-Shells.
John Walters offers these wads
in a variety of thicknesses, but the most common choice is .
The "stuck wad
" phenomenon is sufficiently common that there have been a number of excellent tools designed to clear obstructing wad
Breaking down a bismuth shell, you will find no buffers and simply a straightforward Gualandi wad
Loading data for the "Stump" or "Stretch" wads
is supplied upon request.
In practice, just line up a number of AA12SL wads
on your reloading bench, insert the filler wads
in the shotcup, and assemble the load as normal in your press.
But within a short amount of time the WADS
began providing critical communications relay between the Texas Emergency Operations Center, rescue coordination centers, joint terminal air controllers and the U.