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Plastic wad INVENTOR?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapp2012, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. trapp2012

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    I am going to to be simple and straight to the point...

    Who invented the plastic wads that we shoot today?
    Just want to know who you think and who it is.
    Its not me.....
     
  2. Jim Porter

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    I don't know but many thanks!!!
     
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    Many thanks from me too. About 1o years ago I got my Dads old model 12 and a few boxes of trap loads that were over 25 years old then and went to shoot practice at St Joe Illinois. Some of those loads were even older than the one piece fiber wads and they were the old stack paper wads. The confetti that came out of the gun barrel was amazing.:) Had everyone present laughing and dodging the confetti, as the wind was in our faces that evening. It was fun. Dan
     
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    Dr. Jurgen Wad, 1963. What did I win?
     
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    We had a local guy making wads in his basement in about 1966 . He made one wad that fit all the hulls of the day . It was a two piece wad and had a post with different legs for higher or lower .
     
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    Herter's was very early in the plastic wad market also.
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

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    I don't know who invented the all plastic wad but Winchester AAs were first on the market in 1965. WAA12 Hap
     
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    The inventor of the plastic wad was R.C.Comerford, Youngstown Ohio. Ron sold his invention to Winchester upon the advise of an lawyer who told him to take the 50k and run as there would be many close adaptations of his wad. incinerate em!
     
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    Winchester started the process by introducing the expanding over-powder wad and the plastic shot wrapper in the mid-50s.

    Remington actually holds the patent on the one-piece "power piston wad" that combined the over-powder wad and the plastic shot cup into a single unit.

    Carol Lister
     
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    REM power piston, correct. Jeff
     
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    Isn't that like asking who invented the telephone?
     
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    It was Al Gore.

    Don Verna
     
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    From What I can find Remington introduced their patented Power Piston at the Grand American in 1963. The gentleman that won the GAH that year with a 100x100
    using the new shells.

    So the actual in inventor I can't seem to find. The all plastic hull was introduced in 1960 and the fist all plastic wad had to be between 1960 and 1963.

    Who actually invented the plastic wad will take a lot of digging to unearth from what I can see.

    Bob Lawless
     
  14. conniemm

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    Yes, it was Ron Comerford. I remember the very tall (over 6'5") Mr. Comerford and recall him speaking with my dad about his invention. We still have some of the first wads, I believe.

    BigBen, did/do you know Ronnie Comerford? -Connie
     
  15. trapp2012

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    I personally shot with and know R.C Comerford he is about 6'6' and rides a motorbike now a days. Great man. I know the whole story and I live in Youngstown,OH.
     
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    Remington was the first company to produce shells with the one pice plastic wad.It was a short wad which did a good job. AA was later...stroker
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

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    conniemm, Could you photograph some of those old wads and post here. That would be interesting.
     
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    If I remember, AA was the first all plastic wads available for reloaders after they began in 65?

    Anyone have any pictures of the R.C. Comerfords first wads? I'd love having a picture of it or one of the wads? Hap
     
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    Remember SAC wads? Sullivan, plastic over-powder cups with cork fillers.I think the Winchester Mark 5s had the first shot wrapper???????
     
  20. conniemm

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    HAP and Barry C. Roach,

    This evening, I'll see if I can locate the Comerford wad. If I can find some, I'll post some pics.

    Trapp2012, Please check your private messaging, here on this site.

    -Connie
     
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