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Fiber wads or plastic wads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tevye ben david, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. tevye ben david

    tevye ben david TS Member

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    I reload most of my own ammo and I have been wondering, Does anyone reload fiber wads? I am tired of cleaning plactic out of my chokes and the forcing cones of my shotguns
    Chokes are easy enough, I can us a knife on them and get almost all of it then a stiff brush gets the rest. The bear is the forcing cones! I know that most say to use a bronze brush and a high speed drill or motor tool, but if I use fiber I can eliminate both! I'll just have to find reload data.
    Does anybody have any serious suggestions? Thanks Frank
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You will be returning to the dark ages of shotgun shell reloading. HMB
     
  3. cp

    cp TS Member

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    Are you serious?
     
  4. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    Frank,

    Change wads..!! or polish your forcing cone and choke to a mirror finish.

    I don't have good luck with Claybuster wads.. they leave a lot of plastic in my choke, so I quit using them. Currently using some Federal wads that don't leave anything behind.

    Good luck
     
  5. ivanhoe

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    My plastic build up stopped when I stopped using Claybuster wads. So I don't use them any longer. It solved the problem for me.

    Bob Lawless
     
  6. wayneo

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    Switch to blue or green Dusters. I quit having plastic build up once I quit using Claybusters and Win AA's. JMO

    Wait until you see the lead build up when you use chilled shot and fiber wads. If you want reloading data for those old wads I have it. You are limited to certain powders that are still made.

    Wayne
     
  7. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    You might also try a muzzle loader instead. lol lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  8. Dave P

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    You're using a knife to clean plastic out and you want to go to fiber wads so you can go back and clean lead out? Do you use a knife for that too?
     
  9. brdslayr

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    I've loaded fibre wads with no ill effects. Definitely more work than using the plastic ones. But when you have a couple of boxes of free ones, who cares if you have the time. No leading if the fibre wads are waxed. Just find some old loading books for data. JW
     
  10. short shucker

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    Start using DownRange wads and the plastic fouling will all but disappear.

    ss
     
  11. foghorn220

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    I still have about 30,000 claybuster wads in the attic to use up ok they never left any build up in my P.Bereta 680 Combo gun of course I had my Barrel's Balanced in the past so that must be the problem Ok im sure Jack Seehase is not doing it now day's but if anyone has his patent then let them do it I never had anykind of build up since 1984 ok that was a year after I bought my combo gun but it was balanced right aftert I bought it.

    FlaLagarto I guees Claybuster's need to use less Superior plastic then because in the past they was using virgin plastic so maybe they need to go with a by product with it.

    Ok I know some with choke tubes have complained but im a fixed type of a shooter but not been shooting much in the last few years ok it wasn't from the plastic build up it was from needing to pay on other stuf instead of lead flying out the end of my barrel.

    I can even handle that I got a ton of shot that I paid 10.75 a bag and still have enough to reload it all with but can't afford the other stuff to get it done with like gas prices,target prices,and other stuff ok I have tent will travel in the trunk but pitching it at other events instead of trapshooting for now.

    Maybe when I get to be a veteran I will be able to go again!!

    Foggy!!!
     
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