Hoyt- Thanks again for giving me the heads up on the Pedersoli 10 ga.
Ad you found on eders.com, I bought it and it's really nice and it had a bunch of extra's as well, now I won't have to worry about my ancient
Damascus twist barrels fragging everytime I shoot trap, the Pedersoli
is a real cannon, it also has the semi pistol grip stock Pedersoli puts on the Kodiak rifles.
As to the Wonder wad's I know they're very popular and lots of folks swear by them, but personally I'm not a Wonder lube or Bore butter fan
both are essentially just wax and lard and are expensive you can make dramatically superior BP lubes for a fraction of the cost here's an excellent one from 44man who realy knows his way around BPC lubes
"Seven oz. beeswax, one tablespoon beef lard (optional, but I like it better), three tablespoons lanolin and 1 tablespoon Lube-Gard. (get this from NAPA, it is automatic transmission assembly lube and is 100% seed oil based.) You can buy lanolin from Majestic Mountain Sage on the internet for $12 a pound "
When I first got my percussion shotgun I was camping at Friendship with
an older guy who builds flinter shotguns and been shooting them for decades he suggested getting circle fly fiber wads then soaking them in water and dishsoap over night then squeezing out the excess water in the morning and keeping them in a poly bag and it does work great and they are thick enough that you can split them.
Glad to help Fred..and glad you are pleased with the purchase. Thanks for the lube receipe...The reason I was asking about the difference in T/C Natural Wads and the Ox Yoke Wonder Wads..is that the T/C's are about $7 to $10 per 50 and the Wonder Wads are about $10 per 100. I want to use them more for tightening up pattern and because they will go down through choke tube.. I have a 12ga sidelock T/C with choke tube. My T/C book suggests 2 of the Natural Wads over powder and one over shot... using 3 per shot the Wonder Wads would be a good bargin if they are pretty much the same.
Hoyt, you might try going to the goodwill and buying and old felt hat or two then cut out with a 3/4 arch punch or electical conduit sharpened to a long taper. also Maxieball pointed out on one of the other boards; to cut over shot wads out of the styrofoam meat trays ...they are very light and fall away fast so you don't have donut hole in your pattern.
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