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General Black Powder => Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc => Topic started by: Captainkirk on August 10, 2013, 09:45:54 PM

Title: Wonder Wads
Post by: Captainkirk on August 10, 2013, 09:45:54 PM
Back in the day, I started shooting with the old standard, lube-over-ball, and have used a variety of different lubes, from T/C Maxi Lube, to Bore Butter, to Crisco, all with success but frustration at the mess a cylinder-full blows all over the gun. I tried using Wonder Wads (or equivalent) about ten years ago and am a firm convert these days, even though I carry Crisco in my range box as a back-up.
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Stillwater on October 10, 2013, 03:53:47 PM
I stamp most of my wads out of old felt hats from the goodwill store, or the Salvation army.

I lube them sparingly on the top side, the side away from the powder. I have pretty good sucess this way.
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Captainkirk on October 10, 2013, 08:54:27 PM
Lube them with what?
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: ssb73q on October 18, 2013, 01:20:38 PM
Lube them with what?

Hi Captain, I have a few thousand of the Sagebrush lubed wads. I noticed that the wads are now beginning to turn rancid by the smell. I don't know what they lubed them with, but it still does the job. Maybe they used slut olive oil instead of extra virgin?

What I like about using lubed wads is that they do the job for either ball or conicals. No mess and no greased pig handgun.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Captainkirk on October 18, 2013, 10:40:42 PM
Lube them with what?

Hi Captain, I have a few thousand of the Sagebrush lubed wads. I noticed that the wads are now beginning to turn rancid by the smell. I don't know what they lubed them with, but it still does the job. Maybe they used slut olive oil instead of extra virgin?

What I like about using lubed wads is that they do the job for either ball or conicals. No mess and no greased pig handgun.

Regards,
Richard

LOL. Like trying to hold onto a greased eel, I always say.  Plus, there is evidence that felt wads were used "back in the day" so they are HC to some degree. Probably a lot more than Crisco..lol!
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: omarkw on May 16, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
i buy felt from the fabric store, punch out my own wads with hole punches and dip them in warm lube made from about 50-50 beeswax and vaseline, drop them on paper towels to cool. think ill try some pills, too.     mark
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Stillwater on August 02, 2014, 07:47:54 PM
Lube them with what?

A black powder lube made by a chemist friend, that has passed away.

I have a big bunch of it...

Bill
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Hawg on August 02, 2014, 09:11:16 PM
Lube them with what?

I use plain old olive oil.
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: mazo kid on September 05, 2014, 01:33:15 PM
I stamp most of my wads out of old felt hats from the goodwill store, or the Salvation army.....

I keep looking for the hats, but they are way more costly than just wool felt.
Title: Re: Wonder Wads
Post by: Captainkirk on September 05, 2014, 07:35:36 PM
Yes, it's probably much easier to just buy a square yard of Durafelt. Probably the last you'll ever have to buy.