The following are plastic wads of different types.
Control PC-Orange wad with shot protection but no compression
Similar to the WinchesterWAA41 wad
H27, H33 and H40 wads includes a shot protection cup and a cushion.
The H40 is suitable for 3" cases.
(longer),Dwarf and Micro compression wads offer cushioning but no
Felt/fibre/cork wads and card for over powder/under shot should be used
in places that frown on the spreading of plastic litter.
This is the 16mm waxed cork wad available from Clay
& Game reloaders
These wads pass through sound moderators without causing the build
up of plastic residue associated with the use of plastic wads
One reason for reloading is that many factory loads contain plastic
wads where as many shooting grounds nowadays specify felt/fibre wads
(See the cartridge pages for more info)
There are many different forms of felt/fibre wads available. Some are
a felt like material and require cardboard 'over powder' and 'under
shot' wads to provide a suitable gas seal and to prevent the soft wads
being driven into the shot. Such wads may also require doubling up to
provide enough wad length for a correct crimp or roll turnover at the
Wads of various fibres (and some punched from building boards) may be
used ( with suitable card wads at each ends).
Some composite or laminated wads allready come with card 'ends' and
may be used as 'one piece' wads (easier and less fiddly to load). There
are also some nice cork/waxed felt/cork layered wads available that
load and work well.
Compression formed cases have a slight narrowing towards the primer
end of the case (e.g. Winchester type) while parallel tube ones are
Wads may state which type of cases the are made for.
2.5 inch (63 mm) and 3 inch (73 mm) primed (Cheddite CX2000) cases
can be obtained from Gamebore
I think the Gamebore cases are Cheddite
3 inch CX2000 primed
2.5 inch CX2000 primed
It is possible to resize British
.303 Brass cases for use in the .410 and also use .444 Marlin cases.
There are also sources of custom made Brass cases
or you may find a supply of elderly 'Alcan' brass cases from the 1960's
Have a look at the EndTimes
report for .410 reloading too.
Empty cases will, of course, need priming .......
Never substitute steel shot for lead (of vice-versa)
in loading data!
Sizes 4 to 5 larger quarry, Rabbits etc. (maybe, At close range, Watch
that (lack of) pattern)
Sizes 6 to 7 for close range vermin.
7 to 9 recommended for clays. (small sizes, better patterns, less range)
9 for close range clays (and skeet)
Or make your own ....
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