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**WAD LUBRICANT ?? **

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ismah, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. ismah

    ismah Member

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    Do you lubricate your wads? I never have and would like to hear some input.
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I use turn signal fluid.

    Eric
     
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    Yeah, KY Jelly works great!
     
  5. 1oldtimer

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    I used powdered graphite several years ago. Gives you about 75 feet more per second. I had Neil test them :)

    Clyde
     
  6. jacksback

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    LOLOL! I knew some old timers that swore by a dusting of white graphite (motor mica) on their wads. Never tried it myself, but it's supposed to work very well.
     
  7. jbbor

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    Several years ago there was a wad that was "lubricated". After loading your hands felt slick. They were black in color. I think they were Hawk brand, but I could be wrong. Jimmy Borum
     
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    O M G.........
     
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    Just when you thought a new level of silliness could not be reached...........
     
  10. bridgetoofar

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    Mica dust indeed works. I use it in old guns to keep the speed up with low pressure loads. Gives me about 50 more fps on average. BUT, it's a pain in the ass, as it's a bit messy.
     
  11. bridgetoofar

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    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Mica-Wad-Slick-8-oz-jar/productinfo/MICA/
     
  12. Trap2

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    I dust my wads with "Motor Mica" when loading Federal papers with my favorite Annie Oakley and meat shoot loads. Does it do any good breaking targets? Don't know, but, like Clyde, above, I did see an increase in FPS over my chronograph. I'm not very scientific, just stuck on the "old" ways. It's the way I was taught to load them. It has always been done that way, so, that's they way I will continue to do it... My minds made up, so don't try to confuse me with facts..LOL..... Just my experience... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    I don't think it's a odd question at all. If it would make wads go through my Mec wad guide easier...sign me up!

    milt
     
  14. BeerKing

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    Hawk wads WOW been a while since I have seen them. Weren't they made in the Morrison I'll. Area?
     
  15. Ajax

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    Hawk wads were made in Gary,South Dakota. I still have them and they still work great. The Blue DRXL1's from Downrange are of Hawk design. Downrange bought Hawk out.

    Some of the wads we used in the past were not made with the plastics we have today. Some had PVC in them and they turned sticky after some time. We used the mica to make them slick again. Makes them go easier through the loader with less chance of cocking and messing up the skirt. I'm not sure what other benefits it would have.

    Ajax
     
  16. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    Frictional coefficient is inversely proportional to warp potential. Therefore,lubricity x speed X weight of wad/ plastic abrasion potential is equal to Wad Lubricant. This is also dependent upon volcanic eruptions and global warming. If you see Sasquatch this does increase transient fluidity of motion.

    Hope that cleared it up for you.
     
  17. Mapper

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    Oh yeah, I always used to use that black stuff that came in the lighter fluid cans. Oh Liqui-Moly. Slicked up my barrels with it.
     
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    How many spark plugs in that puffin wheezy 4360?????


    Jim
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

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    I used to lubricate my muffler bearings with motor mica. It gave me at least 5 more miles per gallon.
     
  20. RLC323

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    I load the Federal 12S3 factory wads for handicap and since they are a dark purple color if you look closely you see a very light dusting of white powder on them right out of the bag. On a Mec loader with the black wad guide after you load about 200 you will notice a white dust buildup as well.

    So Federal apparently puts something on them in the manufacturing process.